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August & September 1991

Illinois Issues

Vol. XVII No. 6 Established 1975

Mayor Daley

Mayor Richard M. Daley: his views of the city and state

Paul M. Green

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To scrub or not to scrub: the deal to save Illinois coal

Harvey Berkman

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Enterprise zones: Do they work as economic development tools?

Michael D. Klemens

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Chicago's city council: Wolves or sheep?

David Fremon

28

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State's Medicaid funding, or fingers in the dike

Anthony Man

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Riverboat gambling: Panacean or picayune?

Toby Eckert

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The fatal pattern of plagiary

Peter Shaw

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Dealing with death, by law, for terminally ill: Ruthless or compassionate?

Anthony Man

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Cover illustration: Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley in his office. Elected as mayor two years ago to serve the remaining two years of the term left vacant by the death of Mayor Harold Washington, Daley was reelected to a full four-year term this spring. Illinois Issues' interview with Mayor Daley begins on page 18. An article on Chicago's city council and how the aldermen have worked for and against mayors begins on page 28.

Legislative Action Special Section

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The marathon sesssion: Why did it take so long?

The budget, redistricting and extension of the two-year income tax surcharge were expected to tie up the spring session. But no one predicted Illinois, like some other states, would go weeks past the beginning of the new fiscal year without approving a budget.

Michael D. Klemens, Wen Huang and Caroline A. Gherardini

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Columns Departments

Politics

'Hurricane' Edgar: rookie governor's first session
Charles N. Wheeler III_10

Letters____________________ 6

State Stix

Decimated hopes
Margaret S. Knoepfle___________8

The state of the State

Phantoms of the budget , for fiscal year '92
Michael D. Klemens __ 14

Judicial Rulings
F. Mark Siebert ____________ 53

Names ___________________ 54

The Pulse

Northwest suburban lifestyles and issues
Nick Panarakis___________60

Book Reviews

Lincoln eulogies: fascinating though faulty
Paul Simon ______________ 55

State Reports
Anna J. Merritt_____________ 59

Chicago

David Orr: a rebel in paradise
Manuel Galvan ____________ 62


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