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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Thomas J. Gradel  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Gradel lives in the greater Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Thomas J. Gradel spent 35 years as a media consultant and served on the staff of Governor Dan Walker. He is a freelance writer, political researcher and the Owner/Managing Director of Gradel Communications.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Corrupt Illinois :
ISBN: 0252078551. OCLC Number: 899212263

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Public funds spent on jets and horses. Shoeboxes stuffed with embezzled cash. Ghost payrolls and incarcerated ex-governors. Illinois' culture of "Where's mine?" and the public apathy it engenders has made our state and local politics a disgrace. Corrupt Illinois lays out a blueprint to transform our politics from a pay-to-play--driven marketplace into what it should be: an instrument of public good.