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, Simpson was a guest on the Tuesday, October 7, broadcast of FOX Chicago's (WFLD-TV/Ch.32) "Good Day Chicago" to discuss the Illinois governor’s race. Video of Professor Simpson’s interview can be seen on the FOX 32 website here.
Additionally, Simpson was quoted in Carol Marin's Chicago Sun-Times October 5 column on "wild card" issues that may arise during the final weeks of the race for Illinois governor. The full article can be read here.
Comments by Simpson have also appeared in a Washington Post article on the Chicago mayoral race in the wake of health problems for Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis. The full article can be read here.
The Chicago Tribune and WGN-TV interviewed Simpson about what impact the health problems for Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis may have on her possible mayoral campaign. The Tribune report can be read here, while the WGN-TV interview is available at this link.
Lastly, Simpson was interviewed on the Huffington Post about the impact of a state law that removed campaign contribution caps and what Karen Lewis' exit from the mayoral race means for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's reelection bid. The full article can be read here.