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Gallup: Illinois residents least trusting of state government

A Gallup poll released Friday found that just 28 percent of Illinois residents have a “great deal” or even a “fair amount” of trust in the state government, the lowest of any state. Surprised?

Illinois stands in stark contrast to North Dakota, where 77 percent of residents trust the government.

Gallup points to the state’s shaky economic recovery and, naturally, Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan’s stints in jail as contributing factors.

This poll comes just days after Southern Illinois’ Public Policy Institute found 89 percent of Illlinoisians feel corruption is common in the state. WBEZ has the report: