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History Reads Book Club: Corrupt Illinois- Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality


All avid readers are welcome to join us on Tuesday, May 7 at the McLean County Museum of History for the History Reads Book Club. The discussion will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Governor Fifer Courtroom.
For the second installment of the year, we will be discussing “Corrupt Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality” by Thomas Gradel and Dick Simpson.

The authors lead readers through a gallery of rogues and rotten apples to illustrate how generations of chicanery have undermined faith in, and hope for, honest government in our state. From there, they lay out how to implement institutional reforms that provides accountability and eradicates the favoritism, sweetheart deals, and conflicts of interest corroding our civic life.

This free, quarterly program is brought to you by the Museum and Bloomington Public Library. The discussion will last approximately 60 minutes. Participants are welcome to explore the Museum before the meeting. Free parking is available on the street or in the Lincoln Parking Deck, located one block south of the Museum on Front Street.

Copies of this book will be available for checkout at Bloomington Public Library or may be requested via inter-library loan through your local public library. For more information on this program please contact the Museum’s Education Department at education@mchistory.org or by phone at 309-827-0428; or contact Karen Moen at Bloomington Public Library at reference@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

Date/Time

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7:00 pm

Cost: Free

Location

McLean County Museum of History 200 North Main Bloomington IL 61701 3098270428
http://www.mchistory.org

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