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.

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Kiannah Sepeda-Miller

Mostly False

They teamed up to overhaul two Chicago pension funds

Mostly False

Rauner's attack ad selectively quotes newspapers

Pants on Fire!

Wrong on Casten's record, wrong on recent health care history

Mostly False

Has dipped in quantity, but has grown in quality


Jobs have increased by 188,000 since Rauner took office

Recent stories from Kiannah Sepeda-Miller

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.

Vallas, Emanuel point fingers over Chicago teacher pension freefall

In just a few decades, the bottom line at the retirement fund for Chicago teachers sunk from healthy to sickly. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a possible re-election rival, former schools CEO Paul Vallas, are now trading shots over which of them is to blame.

When it comes to Illinois’ deficit, how bad is bad?

There are lots of different ways to measure Illinois’ fiscal crisis, and politicians usually seize on the yardstick that best fits their partisan agendas.