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Reform Commission
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Length: 15:23

Governor Patrick Quinn's Ethics Reform Commission held its last public hearing on April 24 in Carbondale before issuing its final report on how to clean up Illinois' culture of "pay to play" politics where high-rolling contributors often get the first crack at lucrative state contracts. To see the final 100-day report, which recommends reform in campaign finance, procurement, enforcement, government structure, transparency, and inspiring better government, click here. WSIU TV Producer Jak Tichenor discusses the issue with Commission Chairman Patrick Collins, the former federal prosecutor who won the verdict that sent former Governor George Ryan to prison; SIU Law professor Sheila Simon; and Brad McMillan, Executive Director of Bradley University's Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service.

Host: Jak Tichenor
Guest(s): Pat Collins, Sheila Simon, Brad McMillan
Topic keywords: Illinois Government Reform
Link To video segment: Episode: 421