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 media coverage:
In a Chicago Sun-Times
article, Dick Simpson recalls the City Hall tenure of the late Rev. Francis X. Lawlor, a controversial political figure who was the only Roman Catholic priest ever elected to the Chicago City Council.
Dick Simpson was interviewed by WTTW-TV’s “Chicago Tonight” about Paul Vallas, former head of Chicago Public Schools, being selected as Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate. The Indianapolis Star
quoted Dick Simpson on anti-corruption policy changes made by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in the wake of a controversial DUI investigation.
A Chicago Tribune
article on the proposed city budget included comments from Dick Simpson about the lack of a proposed children's fund to collect revenue from speed camera fines.
The Chicago Tribune
quoted Dick Simpson in an article on the rules and regulations surrounding political campaign contributions to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and city officials. Continue reading the article.
Simpson appeared on FOX Chicago News and NBC 5 to address the city’s latest proposed budget and the lack of a proposed children's fund to collect revenue from speed cameras. The interview from FOX’s “Good Day Chicago” is available.