Illinois has a long history of high-ranking politicians going to jail. This case won’t be any different. Obama came from this political machine:
The federal indictment against former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan on Wednesday sent shockwaves through the halls of state and local government, with politicians from both sides of the aisle condemning Madigan’s alleged behavior as "deplorable" and "disturbing."
Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, a political foe of Madigan’s for years, said Wednesday "may be the darkest day in Illinois government history."