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April 4, 2000 Contact: Bryant Payne (312) 355-2523; bpayne2@uic.edu



Kent Redfield, professor of political science and associate director of the Illinois Legislative Studies Center at the University of Illinois at Springfield, will present his findings on campaign financing, the role of money in politics and the impact of political culture on Illinois. Redfield's lecture "Corruption in Illinois Government" is part of UIC's Future of Chicago public affairs series


Thursday, April 6, 12:30 p.m.


John Paul II Newman Center on the UIC campus 700 S. Morgan St.


For the past eight years, Redfield has studied the financing of political campaigns in Illinois. His research results have been presented in numerous research reports, a series of Illinois Issues articles and a 1994 book on financing legislative elections in Illinois entitled "Cash Clout."

Redfield is currently the director of the Sunshine Project, an effort to promote understanding of the role of money in Illinois politics. In 1999, the Sunshine Project published "Stacking the Deck," a study of the flow of gambling money into Illinois politics, and "Show Me the Money," an overview of the funding of Illinois elections.

The Future of Chicago is an annual lecture program that promotes public debate on Chicago issues. It is organized by Dick Simpson, professor of political science and former Chicago alderman, and Doug Gills, assistant professor in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. UIC has hosted the program since 1976.

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