Dick Simpson: an Expert in the News

Dick Simpson, professor in the Department of Political Science and former Chicago alderman, frequently appears as a featured expert in news stories covering state and city government, politics, and corruption. 

In recent media coverage:

The Chicago Sun-Times, WGN-TV, and NBC 5 interviewed Simpson about the resignation of 33rd ward Ald. Richard Mell. Read the full Chicago Sun-Times article.

NBC Universal's TheGrio.com interviewed Simpson for an article on notable African-American mayors and the contemporary role of mayors in urban cities. Read the full TheGrio.com article. 

WTTW-TV's Chicago Tonight program featured Simpson as a panelist for a discussion on Chicago political dynasties. Watch the Chicago Tonight interview. 

ABC 7 interviewed Simpson about conflicts between Chicago's inspector general and Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. Watch the ABC 7 segment.

Fox Chicago interviewed Simpson for a segment on Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. Watch the Fox Chicago segment. 

A Chicago Tribune editorial about suburban corruption cites a related report co-authored by Simpson. Read full Tribune editorial.

The Chicago Tribune quoted Simpson in an article on the removal of Metra CEO Alex Clifford and his allegations of political patronage requests made to his office. Read the full Tribune article.

WBBM Newsradio 780AM/105.9FM interviewed Simpson about the scheduled testimony from former Metra CEO Alex Clifford to the Regional Transportation Authority board. Listen to the full Newsradio interview. 

The Rockford Register-Journal cites an earlier corruption study co-authored by 
Simpson. Read the full Rockford Register-Journal article.