So it turns out Illinois State Rep. Robert Rita (veteran of five terms in the Illinois legislature) was convicted of a felony in Nevada not all that long before he ran for the General Assembly, and won . . . and won . . . and won . . . and won . . . and won.
Yes, smartasses, that's against the law in Illinois.
Yes, even in Cook County!
We just don't check.
Because if you can't trust a politician, who can you trust?