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Thomas J. Gradel

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Gradel lives in the greater Chicago area.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Thomas J. Gradel on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Corrupt Illinois :
ISBN: 0252078551 OCLC: 899212263

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.