Dick Simpson’s latest book looks at democracy through a Chicago lens. He shares thoughts on corruption and making our democracy better.

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — University of Illinois Chicago professor Dick Simpson has lived a life in Chicago’s political and academic spheres for more than 50 years: 44th Ward alderman from 1971-1979; executive board member of the Illinois Political Science Association, a former congressional candidate, political consultant, author and has served on transition teams that advised elected officials such as former Mayors Jane Byrne and Harold Washington and is a campaign contributor to Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Simpson, an advocate for good government, has a latest work, “Democracy’s Rebirth: The View From Chicago,” …

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