Dick Simpson

Professor Emeritus of Political Science


Dick Simpson (Photo: Jenny Fontaine/UIC)

Chicago is the nation’s capital of public corruption, according to an analysis by political scientist and former Chicago alderman Dick Simpson.

A frequent contributor to media coverage of city and state politics, Simpson is an authority on political corruption as well as on elections, legislators’ voting patterns, local government, budgeting, and neighborhood empowerment.

His research has influenced reform efforts in many units of government.

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