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Publisher: J. Michael Lennon. Editor: Caroline Gherardini. Circulation and advertising manager: Elizabeth A. Curl. Editor emeritus: William L. Day. Associate editors: Margaret S. Knoepfle, Richard J. Shereikis, Larry Smith, Patricia Burtle-McCredie, F. Mark Siebert. Legislative correspondent: Diane Ross. Contributing editors: Tom Littlewood, Ed McManus, Anna J. Merritt, Leroy S. Wehrle, Joan A. Parker, Charles J. Abbott, Charles N. Wheeler III. Business staff: Bonnie S. Roberts. Student assistants: Kristal Brazaitis, Jan R. Martz.
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6 A tribute to Milton Rakove
By Stephen Daniels, Ada Melton and Rebecca Wilkin
11 Marvin on higher education: Multiple systems multiply problems
By Daniel E. Thornburgh
27 SERVICE in capitals: Art Quern's public life By Mike Lawrence
19 Probation reform: kudos and caveats By Diane Ross
Thompson echoes Reagan euphoria By Charles N. Wheeler III
4 The state of the State
The challenge of a changing economy By Diane Ross
29 Book Review
The meaning of accuracy By Richard J. Shereikis
30 Legislative Action
Dilemma of hazardous waste: land disposal By John W. Ahlen
Commission reform: Reality or rhetoric? By Cynthia Peters
43 The Media
A sorry St. Louis story By Tom Littlewood
The legacy of Greylord By Ed McManus
Durbin and Hyde on 'fairness' issue By Charles J. Abbott
31 Selected State Reports
36 Executive Report
Disability insurance: State and feds clash on eligibility criteria/ Illinois v. Panhandle: 'Up against the big boys'/ State opposes radioactive waste site in West Chicago
38 State Stix
39 Judicial Rulings
New appellate court panel to hear worker's comp cases/ Divorce fees cannot be used to finance domestic violence shelters/ Mandatory breath test for drunk driving is constitutional/ Unemployment benefits hinge on location of a 'labor dispute'/ Quotas for traffic tickets are okay