Wallace has simple formula for ethics reform: ‘The key to change starts with ridding ourselves of Madigan’

Republican state Senate candidate Eric Wallace laments the depths of Springfield Democrats’ corruption runs much deeper than most have come to realize.

“I think it’s a much bigger problem than any other issue we have because there are laws against everything else,” Wallace told the South Cook News. “That’s not true for this corrupt system being run by (embattled House Speaker) Mike Madigan.”

Wallace insists he’s not surprised by the findings in a new University of Illinois at Chicago study that concludes corruption now costs state taxpayers at least $556 million on an annual basis. Over the last two decades, researchers also found the state’s corruption price-tag easily tops $10 billion, or around $830 per resident.

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