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Dick Simpson: Expert In The News (March 2016)

Jul 19, 2017
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. 

Recently in media coverage: The Chicago Tribune newspaper quoted him on the Cook County State's Attourney race. 

ABC7 news featured Pofessor Simpson on their morning segment where he discussed the primary election and the role Illinois plays in it.  

Professor Simpson talked about the protests that led to the cancellation of Donald Trump's campaign rally at UIC on a Washington Post article.

WGN featured Professor Simpson on their podcast where he discussed the public corruption in Illinois. 

The New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, and The Nation magazine quote Professor Simpson in articles that address Tuesday's primary election defeat of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez. 

Professor Simpson was also quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times story which examined the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown's primary election victory, despite a federal investigation of her office. 

Lastly, Progress Illinois quotes Professor Simpson on how some primary outcomes impact Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.