Items listed under State Reports have been received by the Documents Unit, Illinois State Library, Springfield, and are usually available from public libraries in the state through inter-library loan. Issuing agencies may have copies available. For items listed under Other Reports, write to the publisher as noted.
• Doorway to Jobs: A Directory of Job Training and Related Services in Illinois, Illinois Job Training Coordinating Council, Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, 620 E. Adams, Springfield 62701 (July 1989), 141 pp.
The 54 publicly funded job training programs contained in this directory are listed alphabetically and also are keyed to both participant type (e.g., high school dropouts, disabled individuals, veterans) and activity type (e.g., classroom training, employer specific training, work experience). The directory also contains six tables showing such things as estimated state and federal funding in Illinois for 1988-89 and the estimated numbers to be served in Illinois in 1988-89. Finally, more than 50 pages are devoted to local contact lists — by county — for major job training and related programs.
• Map Guide to Historic Illinois Places, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Old State Capitol, Springfield 62701.
This guide consists of two large maps (one of downstate Illinois, the other of metropolitan Chicago) showing historic districts and other selected sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
• Public Data Set, Illinois Health Care Cost Containment Council, 527 South Wells, Suite 600, Chicago 60607 (312/793-1440).
The Public Data Set is a new quarterly health care data product available on magnetic tape. Each set will contain selected data elements for each patient discharge record collected from Illinois hospitals. The data are sorted by hospital and are presented at the patient record level. Each tape will contain a hospital description file, a DRG (diagnosis related group) and MDC (major diagnostic category) description file, and a public data file.
• Ethics in Government: The Chicago Experience, ChicagoMetro Ethics Coalition, Department of Political Science, DePaul University, 2323 N. Seminary Ave., Chicago 60614 (September 1989), 9 pp.
This brief monograph describes the creation in 1986 of the Chicago Ethics Project and its subsequent work, including five major studies and a May 1988 conference. In December 1988, the group changed its name to the ChicagoMetro Ethics Coalition; it now has 45 members.
Anna J. Merritt
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