CPM Statement 5.22.17

In the interest of transparency, Chicago Public Media (CPM) reminds its audience that we receive philanthropic support from The Pritzker Foundation.  J.B. Pritzker, who is a candidate for Illinois governor, is not involved in the Pritzker Foundation.  He and his wife lead a separate philanthropic foundation, the Pritzker Family Foundation, from which CPM has never received funding.

A member of the CPM board, Matt Moog, has appeared in a paid political advertisement for the J.B. Pritzker campaign.  In the advertisement, Mr. Moog is speaking in a personal capacity and not on behalf of CPM.  No CPM resources were used in connection with the advertisement.  Like other CPM board members, Mr. Moog does not participate in day-to-day station operations.  All journalistic operations are directed exclusively by editorially independent station management, editors, producers and other staff.”