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Illinois Issues

Established 1975
FEBRUARY 1980 VOL. VI, NO. 1

ILLINOIS ISSUES is published by Sangamon State University. The magazine's board is appointed by the presidents of Sangamon State University and the University of Illinois. In addition to subscription income the magazine is supported by a grant from the Ford Foundation, support from the University of Illinois and Sangamon State University, and donations. The contents of the magazine do not necessarily reflect the views of either university, the Ford Foundation or other donors.

Publisher: J. Michael Lennon
Editor: Caroline Gherardini
Circulation director: John E. Cockrell
Editor emeritus: William L. Day
Associate editors: Margaret S. Knoepfle,
            Richard J. Shereikis
Fulfillment manager: Elizabeth A. Curl
Legislative correspondent: Diane Ross
Contributing editors: Tom Littlewood,
      Bill Miller, Robert Kieckhefer,
      Mark Gruenberg, Milton Rakove,
      Ed McManus, Anna J. Merritt,
      Larry Smith, Beverly Fleming
Artist: Ed Dyson
Business staff: Bonnie S. Roberts
Student staff: Cheryl A. Tinsley, Claudia
      L. Wooldridge, Cynthia L. Konold,
      Pat Karlak

The Board
Chairman:
Samuel K Gove, director, Institute
      of Government and Public Affairs, University
      of Illinois, Urbana
Vice Chairman: Thomas F. Roeser, vice
      president-government relations, The
      Quaker Oats Company, Chicago
John N. Collins, director, Center for
      Policy Studies and Program Evaluation,
      Sangamon State University, Springfield
William L. Day, editor emeritus, Springfield
Doris B. Holleb, director, Metropolitan
      Institute, University of Chicago
David Kenney, director, Illinois Department
      of Conservation, Springfield
James R. Kackley, partner, Arthur Andersen &
      Co., Chicago
Louis H. Masotti, director, Center for Urban
      Affairs, Northwestern University,
      Evanston
Odas Nicholson, lawyer, Chicago
James D. Nowlan, Institute of Government and
      Public Affairs, University of Illinois, Urbana
James T. Otis, lawyer, Chicago
Theodore Peterson, professor of journalism,
      University of Illinois, Urbana
Betsy Plank, assistant vice president, Illinois
      Bell Telephone Co., Chicago
Gerald H. Pugh, vice president and director of
      government relations, Combined Insurance
      Company of America, Chicago
Honorable Samuel H. Shapiro, lawyer,
      Kankakee
Carl Shier, international representative, Region
      4, United Auto Workers
Honorable William G. Stratton, vice president,
      Canteen Corporation, Chicago
James M. Wall, editor, Christian Century,
      Chicago
Samuel W. Witwer, lawyer, Chicago
James C. Worthy, professor of management.
      Northwestern University
J. Michael Lennon, ex officio member

Contents

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4 Pat Quinn a man politicians love to hate
By Marcia Stepanek

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9 The battered woman: can anything be done?
By Judith Bloom Fradin
[This article is missing from our hard copy version]

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Home building costs... up, up and away!
By Beverly Ann Fleming
[This article is missing from our hard copy version]

19 Mañana will be better: Spanish-American politics in Chicago
By Luis M. Salces and Peter W. Colby

2 THE STATE OF THE STATE By Diane Ross
Echoes of a Golden Age

24 LEGISLATIVE ACTION By Diane Ross
The issues of 1980

8 SCIENCE By Julie Dutton
Waste oil recovery

32 WASHINGTON By Robert Mackay
Carter-Kennedy race divides Democrats

33 CHICAGO By Ed McManus
The mayor and her council

34 THE MEDIA By Tom Littlewood
Does competition breed distortion?

35 THE ROSTRUM By William C. Ackermann
There's a job opening in Natural Resources

18 BOOK REVIEW By William L. Day
Thompson as Oedipus

SELECTED STATE REPORTS_____ 23

JUDICIAL RULINGS__________ 27
Death penalty upheld/Bad check/Attorney disciplined

EXECUTIVE REPORT____________28
Illinois Power rate increase/ Department of Human Rights

ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS_____ 29

STATE STIX____________________ 29

NAMES_______________________ 29
Friedland takes Senate seat/ Karpiel and Casey named state reps

LETTERS_______________________30


ILLINOIS ISSUES (USPS 060-130) is published monthly (12 times per year). Editorial offices: 226 Capital Campus, Sangamon State University, Springfield, Illinois 62708 (telephone: 217/782-0294). Please address questions regarding your subscription to ILLINOIS ISSUES, Subscription Division, P. O. Box 251, Mount Morris, Illinois 61054 (telephone: 815/734-4151).

POSTMASTER: Send address changes to ILLINOIS ISSUES, Subscription Division, P. O. Box 251, Mount Morris, Illinois 61054. Subscription rate: $18 year/$30 two years/$42 three years; student rate is $9 a year. Individual copy is $1.75. Second class postage paid at Springfield, Illinois. 1980 by ILLINOIS ISSUES, 226 CC, Sangamon State University, Springfield, Illinois 62708. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce any part of the magazine.

INDEXES: The 1978 Illinois Issues Annual Index appears in the March 1979 magazine. The 1976 and 1977 Two-Year Index is in the March 1978 magazine. The 1975 Illinois Issues is indexed quarterly in the following magazines: April 1975, July 1975, October 1975 and January 1976. Illinois Issues is also listed in: From the ACIR Library, Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Washington, D. C.; Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin, New York; Recent Publications on Governmental Problems, Charles E. Merriam Center for Public Administration, Chicago; and Urban Affairs Abstracts, National League of Cities, Washington, D. C.

February 1980/Illinois Issues/3


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