September 28, 2012. I presented a paper, "Undoing Reform: Personal PAC v. State Board of Elections," at an academic symposium on ethics and reform in Illinois government. My argument that "campaign financial reform" is a fraud and a failure was not warmly received by by the reformist audience.
March 2, 2012. I serve on a panel, "Is There
a Culture of Corruption in Illinois?" at the Union League Club,
65 West Jackson Boulevard, sponsored by the University of Illinois,
from 9:30-11 a.m. (Can you guess my answer?)
September 29, 2010. National Press Club, Washington,
D.C., 7 p.m., discussing issues of corruption at the federal level.
August 25, 2010. at 7 p.m.
at the Uptown Theater in Minneapolis
August 12, 2010. "Chicago Tonight" interview,
broadcast on WTTW. Watch Video:
November 18, 2009. 7 p.m., I deliver the Fall
Lecture in the Edgar Speaking Series at Eastern Illinois University
in Charleston: "Will Reform Ever Come to Illinois?"
January 12, 2010. I speak at the Patty Turner
Senior Center, 375 Elm Street, Deerfield, IL 60015, 847-572-2653.
January 25, 2010. I speak to Douglas Kucia's
Master's of Public Policy and Administration Class at Northwestern
University, 210 S. Clark St., 16th floor, Chicago, 7 p.m. Doug is
using my book Grafters and Goo Goos as his text.