PolSci Professor Dick Simpson Talks City Corruption, Mayoral Race, and Aldermanic Privileges in Several News Outlets

The New York Times quotes Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, in a story about various corruption scandals in big cities across the U.S. Simpson says corruption is a part of Chicago’s municipal culture and to change that “you have to not only destroy the political machine, but also actually create a history of clean government — that’ll be decades of work.” https://nyti.ms/2Dg47l4 (subscription may be required)

USA Today interviewed Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, in a story on the corruption issues surrounding Chicago’s mayoral race and candidates.http://bit.ly/2RQ2F31

A Wall Street Journal article on Chicago mayoral candidate Bill Daley also includes comments from Simpson. https://on.wsj.com/2RGXkuO (subscription may be required)

In the Chicago Sun-Times' editorial calling for Chicago Board of Elections to better prepare for hackers or natural disaster, Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, is cited for recommending routine exit polls to see how they correspond with official election results, but he notes that measure could be cost-prohibitive. http://bit.ly/2DONcb7 (subscription may be required)

Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, is quoted in a joint article from the Hyde Park Herald and South Side Weekly that examines the 20th ward aldermanic race. http://bit.ly/2MQ5GdX

Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, is interviewed in the following articles from Block Club Chicago:

Where Is Danny Solis? Missing Alderman Won’t Step Down — But He’s Not On The Job, Either

Ald. Ed Burke Is Giving Away Chicago Flag Winter Hats To Residents While Fighting Off The Feds, 2 Ward Challengers

 

Simpson also discussed the tradition of aldermanic privilege and its impact on the city’s development in an article from Bisnow, a commercial and residential real estate news outlet. http://bit.ly/2I7q23T