"They felt they were so smart and powerful that whatever they attempted to do was well within their control and they would never be stopped," said Davis. "The rapidity of repeating really obnoxious criminal acts and the ease with which they seemed to do it never ceased to amaze me."
Davis says civic responsibility compelled her to "do the right thing," at times sacrificing her own health and well-being.
"I found I became exceedingly secretive and isolated during this time and probably more so than I even recognized. I spent a good deal of time really in isolation to protect innocent people," Davis said.
Davis hopes that her stint as an undercover FBI informant will help change the nature of Chicago politics, putting an end to the widespread machinery systems that have propagated corruption for so long.
When Blagojevich was arrested by Fitzgerald for allegedly trying to sell the seat, Davis felt "vindicated for all of those meetings" in which her hospital plans were rejected and competitors "were not so silently chuckling."
"I felt for the first time somewhat vindicated for the humiliation we have experienced over the last five years," she said.
The Illinois House voted to impeach Governor Rod Blagojevich today and now the vote will move to the state Senate, where a trial will be conducted to remove Blagojevich from office. Davis says the governor should step down immediately.
"I really think he should step down immediately so that the state of Illinois can begin to function more appropriately and to go about doing the business of the state of Illinois for all of its citizens," she said.
Davis says that citizens who believe in good government should take this is a lesson to stand up to political corruption against all odds.
"I believe society is a better place if each of us as individuals tries to be a good citizen. And that means more than simply following the rules. But if I in fact see something that is not right or corrupt, I do feel that it is my responsibly to stand up and really work to try and correct those issues."