PolitiFact Illinois writer
Matt Dietrich is a reporter with the Better Government Association, a non-partisan government watchdog group in Chicago and a staff writer for Politifact Illinois. He helped establish PolitiFact Illinois in 2016 while editor of Reboot Illinois, a website focused on Illinois state government. An award-winning journalist, Dietrich is the former editorial page editor of the State Journal Register in Springfield. He believes in holding our politicians accountable. Read Dietrich’s take on the leadership vacuum that sent Illinois sinking. Follow him on Twitter at @aquavelvetman.