Illinois Secretary of State Paul Powell had
a simple definition, expressed in the negative, of a successful
politician: "There's only one thing worse than a defeated politician,
and that's a broke one." For 42 years, Powell was an undefeated
politician. Now, three months after his death, at age 68, his executor,
the Illinois attorney general and the Illinois Bureau of Investigation
are taking the true measure of his success. Powell, who in his lifetime
of public service never earned more than $30,000 a year, left an estate
worth more than $2 million$800,000...
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