In the Media
May 31, 2016
Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, appeared on WTTW-TV's "Chicago Tonight" for a panel segment about his recent co-authored report on City Council voting patterns. Simpson was joined on the panel by 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack and 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas. http://bit.ly/1UuipRd
April 28, 2016
Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, addresses social and
economic trends in Chicago over the past 50 years in a Crain's Chicago
Business article comparing post-crash home prices in the North Shore and along Chicago's lakefront. http://bit.ly/1W3m8sy
April 20, 2016
Evan McKenzie, UIC professor and head of political science, is quoted in a Kiplinger article on the drawbacks of homeowners associations. McKenzie discusses some of the issues residents face when challenging an association's governance. http://bit.ly/1VmHwrU
April 13, 2016
Noah Kaplan, UIC clinical assistant professor of political science, was a
featured panelist on WTTW-TV's "Chicago Tonight" for a segment on the
political delegate system and what could unfold at the upcoming Republican and Democratic national conventions. Watch the segment
April 4, 2016
The Washington Post's Wonkblog features a post on research by Alexandra Filindra, UIC assistant professor of political science and psychology, and Noah Kaplan, UIC visiting assistant professor of political science, that found racial resentment is a statistically significant and important predictor of white Americans' opposition to gun control. Filindra and Kaplan found that the contemporary "gun rights narrative is color-coded" and the language of individual freedom is evocative of the white's resistance to black civil rights that developed after World War II and into the 1970s. http://wapo.st/1S3DOg7
March 2, 2016
Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, was interviewed by NBC 5(WMAQ-TV) about the upcoming Illinois primary election and the Super Tuesday election results. The segment is scheduled to air tonight during the station's 5 p.m. newscast.
February 17, 2016
Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, was a featured expert in a WGN-TV (Channel 9) segment detailing tax breaks for Donald Trump's Chicago tower. Simpson says the Cook County tax assessment system is not good for taxpayers, particularly with law firms connected with state and city politicians representing private firms and citizens before the government in property tax appeals. Watch and read at: http://bit.ly/1Ra6tSO Simpson was recently part of a Society of Midland Authors panel that discussed how political campaigns are run and won in the 21st century. Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV - Channel 21) will broadcast the discussion today at Noon. It's also available online here http://bit.ly/1KsiwvD.
February 9, 2016
Chicago Magazine quotes Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, in an article examining Cook County state's attorney Anita Alvarez's chances of winning the Democratic primary in March. The article appears in the March 2016 edition of the magazine and online here.
February 2, 2016
Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, was interviewed during a FOX 32 (WFLD-TV) segment about the results of a recent poll that indicated Mayor Rahm Emanuel has low approval ratings across various segments of the city's population.
January 27, 2016
Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, is scheduled to discuss
Governor Rauner's State of the State speech during an interview today at approximately 4 p.m. on WVON-AM's (1690) "The Cliff Kelley Show." Listen online at http://www.wvon.com/.
January 14, 2016
The Washington Post quotes Evan McKenzie, UIC professor and head of
political science, in an article examining what and when Mayor Rahm Emanuel knew about police accounts of the shooting of Laquan McDonald.
January 5, 2016
The Chicago Tribune quotes Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, in article on a Brookings Institute report that found Chicago is the country's third-most segregated large city.
Professor Simpson was recently a guest on ABC 7 Chicago's "Newsviews" to look ahead at major political topics of 2016.
December 21, 2015
Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, is quoted in a RedEye
newspaper article rounding up the top Chicago news stories of 2015 and the impact of the Laquan McDonald case.