Illinois’ reality governor is finally heading to Colorado next week to begin serving his time in prison. Meanwhile, a team of academics has just now discovered that Illinois (but they really mean northern Illinois) is the most corrupt state in the union. They are finding some hope and change when they listen to our new beloved pols, Gov. Marshmallow and Mayor PricklyPear. Hmmm. Raise your hand if you think their rhetoric might be all talk (or not.) Read more at The Economist.