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Matt Dietrich

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Matt Dietrich is editor of Reboot Illinois and a staff writer for Politifact Illinois. An award-winning journalist, Dietrich is the former editorial page editor of the State Journal Register in Springfield. He believes in holding our politicians accountableRead Dietrich’s take on the leadership vacuum that sent Illinois sinking. Follow him on Twitter at @mattreboot.

Email: matthew.dietrich@rebootillinois.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Matt Dietrich

Mostly False

A Chicago alderman misses the mark comparing Donald Trump’s deportation policy to Hitler’s.

Pants on Fire!

Billions short of balanced

True

This may be the only thing not disputed about Illinois, Indiana workers' comp

Mostly True

Tax burden high in Illinois, but not quite this high

False

Road amendment group's no-new-tax claim crashes

Recent stories from Matt Dietrich

Tammy Duckworth pega a Mark Kirk por sus logros militares

En un discurso el 18 de agosto en Springfield, IL, dirigido a los líderes del Partido Demócrata de Illinois, la congresista Tammy Duckworth revivió y agregó específicos a una acusación que el Senador Mark Kirk evadió a través de su exitosa campaña de reelección en el 2010.

Does our Rauner-Trump fact-check still hold up?

A new attack ad from a Democratic Super PAC is making a familiar claim: Gov. Bruce Rauner supports Donald Trump. In fact, Politifact Illinois has already looked into a very similar statement. 

La acusación del recorte de fondos a la educación no es más acertado ahora que en el 2014

Republicano Bruce Rauner dice que democratas están recortando los fondos para escuelas, "cuatro veces en los últimos 10 años antes de que yo llegara al gobierno."

PolitiFact Illinois can check facts, can't make politicians listen

Once a message becomes engrained in an official's platform, it's probably not going to change, no matter how much we point out its inaccuracy.