10/23/2013 05:01 pm ET Updated Dec 23, 2013

Top 10: Longest Prison Sentences for Illinois Politicians

On Aug. 14, former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson, were sentenced to 30 months and 12 months in prison, respectively, for charges related to their spending of $750,000 in campaign contributions on personal expenses. While among the highest profile of Illinois' many convicted elected officials, the Jacksons' sentences are nowhere near the top of the list.

Here's a look at the longest sentences handed out to convicted former Illinois politicians dating back to the 1920s.