Cover illustration: Becky Doyle, director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, posed for this photograph amid an array of Illinois food products. Part of her job is to promote those products and all others connected to the giant agriculture/food processing sector of the state's economy. The photographer is Terry Farmer/Showcase Photography.
Illinois Issues Summer Book Section
Politics Illinois Constitution: Did it do the 'right stuff?
Charles N. Wheeler III ________ 6
Free trade and fair questions
Margaret S. Knoepfle_________ 4
The state of the State Budget imbalance: when 12 months of revenue cover 15 months of spending
Michael D. Klemens _________ 8