Chicago has long been the nation’s capital of public corruption, according to an analysis by political scientist and former Chicago alderman Dick Simpson. What grade does the Professor give the Lightfoot Administration for reform? Simpson, who co-chaired the Good Governance Committee for Lightfoot’s transition, will share his views on progress, and reflect on his many years as a participant and observer of Chicago politics. Dr. Simpson will also comment on how Chicago citizens can and should be involved in participatory democracy. This event is free and open to all current OLLI members. Registration is required.
Dick Simpson, PhD.
is a professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also a former Chicago alderman, author, and 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.
Our Noontime lecture series is held at lunchtime on the Chicago campus. The series is free and open to all current OLLI member