Kiannah Sepeda-Miller

Kiannah Sepeda-Miller is an investigator with the Better Government Association in Chicago. She worked in the Associated Press Illinois Statehouse Bureau while earning a master's degree in Public Affairs Reporting at the University of Illinois-Springfield.

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Pritzker’s capital spending claim raises questions though parts track with past practices

The Chicago governor contended the bulk of his $45 billion capital plan will flow to Downstate districts. Not all the evidence is in yet to evaluate that.

Fact-checking the resume-driven Chicago mayor's race

The crowded contest has featured a variety of boasts and attacks about the candidates’ records. 

Rauner blames Democrats for decades of bipartisan can-kicking

Nearing the end of his term, Gov. Rauner pointed a finger at state Democrats over Illinois’ entrenched fiscal instability. History shows both sides played a role.

The 2019 Chicago mayor’s race is heating up: Here’s what we’re watching

Still months away, the race for the city’s top office is already gaining steam. Here’s a recap of the issues would-be candidates are highlighting and the claims we’ve fact-checked so far.

Fact-checking the fact-challenged candidates for Illinois governor

The race between the ultra-wealthy candidates has been marked by finger-pointing, scandal and transparency issues. We’ve fact-checked dubious claims by both.

Rauner, Pritzker tax disclosures rich in avoidance

Illinois’ wealthiest candidates for governor have disclosed little when it comes to their personal finances. But what they have revealed indicates they leverage tax code flexibility out of reach for most.

“Boys, boys!”: Repetition doesn’t improve Rauner, Pritzker sniping

The leading candidates for Illinois’ top office squared off in four debates in recent weeks, repeating misleading attacks and defenses on policy issues and personal scandals.

Rauner corrupts the word ‘corrupt’

The governor slings the incendiary word in a broad attack on his political foes, conflating ethics questions with Illinois’ rich history of graft.

Rauner, Pritzker shun transparency even when it might help

In refusing to release comprehensive tax information, wealthy rivals forego a possibility of debunking specious attacks about their finances.

Oh, the Humanity! Rahm Emanuel, a preschool teacher?

Chicago’s tough-talking mayor is known for charging headfirst into politics in his 20s, but teaching preschoolers? We weren’t familiar with that one.