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Bracket of shame: Who's the champ of squandered political dreams?

Bracket of shame: Who's the champ of squandered political dreams?

Four once-promising, now-disgraced Illinois politicians have burbled up in the news recently. Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock was mentioned prominently in stories about Tuesday's special primary election to replace him. Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds made news Monday when he was arraigned in absentia on charges that he's failed to file federal income tax returns for four years. Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich received favorable notice from Donald Trump during the presidential hopeful's June 29 appearance before the Tribune Editorial Board ("I found him to be a very nice guy," Trump said), and critics of current Gov. Bruce Rauner have frequently tried to score...

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