Problem with long-serving mayors

Dick Simpson

Dick Simpson, professor of political science, talks about the Chicago mayoral race in The Economist.

“If we ignore the fact that certain communities lack pharmacies, we may be actually contributing to widening the gap over time between minorities and whites.”


Dima Qato, assistant professor of pharmacy systems, outcomes and policy, on her research that found a shortage of pharmacies on Chicago’s South and West sides, Feb. 19 U.S. News & World Report Health



“I think the central problem here is, how do you put a focus on a community without stigmatizing a community?”


Steve Weine, professor of psychiatry, on what local communities can do to keep vulnerable people from turning to radical ideology, Feb. 18 NPR “All Things Considered



“Our experience with long-serving mayors is that they tend to get more tyrannical the longer they are in power.”


Dick Simpson, professor of political science, on the Chicago mayoral race, Feb. 21 The Economist



“Such a cut will ensure fare increase and service cuts for the system which is not good for the lower-income, transit-dependent users. Nor is it good for the region’s economy.”


Steve Schlickman, executive director of the Urban Transportation Center, on Gov. Rauner’s proposed cuts to the RTA, Feb. 19 Daily Herald


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