Dick Simpson: 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 Tribune quotes Simpson in an article about Millennium Park's political development and legacy. The full story can be read here via the Tribune (subscription may be required).
Professor Simpson also appeared on the July 11 broadcast of "Good Day Chicago" on local FOX affiliate WFLD to discuss the political response to violence in Chicago. Video of the interview can be seen via this link.
Simpson was then interviewed on the July 14 broadcast of the local ABC 7 Chicago afternoon news regarding a recent Chicago Sun-Times poll in which respondents were asked if they would vote for Rahm Emanuel, Karen Lewis, Toni Preckwinkle, Robert Shaw, or Robert Fioretti. The interview may be found on the ABC 7 Chicago website.
Simpson also appeared on the July 15 broadcast of NPR's "Afternoon Shift" on local Chicago station WBEZ. In the segment, Simpson examined the results of recent voter polls that found Mayor Rahm Emanuel trailing potential candidates in next year's mayoral election. The full audio may be heard on the NPR website.
Later, Simpson was a guest on local FOX affiliate WFLD evening newscast discussing Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s announcement that she will not run for mayor of Chicago and the possible candidacy of the Chicago Teachers Union's Karen Lewis.
Lastly, Professor Simpson is quoted by Fox News Latino on U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez's role as co-chairman of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election campaign. The full report can be read via their website.