NEW IPO Logo - by Charles Larry Home Search Browse About IPO Staff Links

Published by Sangamon State University/ cosponsored by the University of Illinois

Illinois Issues is published by Sangamon State University, the Public Affairs University of the State of Illinois, and cosponsored by the University of Illinois. In addition to university support and subscription income, the magazine is supported by grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Woods Charitable Fund Inc., and by donations. The contents of the magazine do not necessarily reflect the views of the grantors, either the university or donors.

Publisher: J. Michael Lennon. Editor: Caroline Gherardini. Circulation and business manager: Elizabeth A. Curl. Advertising and development officer: David Wayman. Associate editors: Margaret S. Knoepfle, Richard J. Shereikis (book reviews/humanities), Patricia Burtle-McCredie. F. Mark Siebert. Interim Statehouse bureau chief: Michael D. Klemens. Editor emeritus: William L. Day. Contributing editors: Tom Littlewood, Ed McManus, Anna J. Merritt, Charles J. Abbott, Charles N. Wheeler III, Paul M. Green. Student editorial assistants: Chris Gaudet, Debi Edmond. Business staff: Sandra H. Grooms. Student business staff: Diana Liddle, Chrystal Foster, Gloria Sampson.

© 1987 by Illinois Issues, Sangamon State University, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9243. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without prior written permission is strictly prohibited.

THE BOARD: Chair: Michael H. Hudson, vice president, public affairs, Illinois Tool Works Inc., Chicago. Vice chair: Louis H. Masotti. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston. Members: Marcus Alexis, dean. College of Business Administration, University of Illinois, Chicago. Louis Ancel, attorney, Chicago. Michael J. Bakalis, dean. School of Education, Loyola University, Chicago. James M. Banovetz, professor of public administration. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Norman Carlson. Arthur Andersen & Co., Chicago. Christopher Cohen, attorney, Chicago. David E. Connor, president, David E. Connor and Associates, Peoria. Gayle J. Cozens, executive assistant to the governor, Chicago. William L. Day, editor emeritus, Springfield. James L. Fletcher, attorney. Chicago. James M. Furman, vice president. The MacArthur Foundation, Chicago. Robert T. Gannett Jr., codirector, Chicago Neighborhood Organizing Project. Samuel K. Gove, professor, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, Urbana. William C. Harris, Illinois commissioner of banks and trust companies, Springfield. Doris B. Holleb, professorial lecturer. University of Chicago. David Kenney, professor of political science emeritus, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Odas Nicholson, judge, Cook County Circuit Court. Philip R. O'Connor, chairman and president. Palmer Bcllevue Corporation, Chicago. James T. Otis, attorney, Peoria. Taylor Pensoneau, vice president, Illinois Coal Association, Springfield. Theodore Peterson, professor of journalism, University of Illinois, Urbana. Betsy A. Plank, assistant vice president, Illinois Bell Telephone Co., Chicago. Raymond G. Romero, commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission, Chicago. Carl Shier, international representative, Region 4, United Auto Workers, retired. Hon. William G. Stratton, vice president, Chicago Bank of Commerce. Samuel W. Witwer, attorney, Chicago. James C. Worthy, professor of management, Northwestern University. J. Michael Lennon, ex officio member.

Illinois Issues (ISSN 0738-9663) is published monthly 11 times per year with an August-September double issue. Second-class postage paid at Springfield, Illinois. Editorial and advertising offices: K Building, Sangamon State University, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9243 (telephone: 217/786-6084). Please address questions regarding your subscription to Illinois Issues, Subscription Division, P.O. Box 251, Mount Morris, Illinois 61054 (telephone: 815/734-6309). Subscriptions: $30.00 year/ $55 two years/ $80 three years; student rate is $15 a year. Individual copy is $2.75 (August/September double issue is $4.95). Back issue is $3.25 (August/September double issue is $5.50). Illinois Issues is indexed in the PAIS Bulletin and included in the PAIS database.

Postmaster: Send address changes to Illinois Issues, Subscription Division, P.O. Box 251, Mount Morris, Illinois 61054.

Contents June 1987

Illinois Issues
Vol. XIII No. 6
Established 1975

10     Ed Duffy and welfare reform
Micheal D. Klemens

14     High tech and higher education in DuPage: testing the system of systems
Boyd Keenan

18     Super competition for superconducting super collider
Charles J. Abbott

21     Floyd Dell: Illinois writer
R. Craig Sautter


4     Politics
      The make-or-break issue: taxes     Charles N. Wheeler III

6     The state of the State
      Preparing for the next call for a constitutional convention     Michael D. Klemens

34     Chicago
      A modest proposal     Paul M. Green

36     The Pulse
      AIDS: What Illinois adults know about the disease     Richard Day

38     The Rostrum
      Should the state increase taxes? Yes     Steve Culen (AFSCME)

      Should the state increase taxes? No     William E. Dart (IMA)


23     Legislative Action
      The media as lobbyists     Deborah Gertz

25     Life without a tax increase     Michael D. Klemens

26     State Stix    Margaret S. Knoepfle

27     Judicial Rulings F. Mark Siebert

29     Names

31     State Reports
          Anna J. Merritt

32     Book Review
      The Hill: a parable of histories     Sandra Olivetti Martin

June 1987 | Illinois Issues | 3

Illinois Periodicals Online (IPO) is a digital imaging project at the Northern Illinois University Libraries funded by the Illinois State Library