Earlier this morning the mayor of Springfield, Illinois (which is the state capital) was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was due in court today for a pending estate case involving his late cousin. The late mayor also owes the IRS back taxes to the tune of $90K. This case is dwarfed in comparison to Hot Rod Blagojevich’s, but it serves as another example of the rampant corruption in this state. When will the politicians in this state learn that they have to play by the rules too? Disgraceful.