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November 1991

Illinois Issues

Vol. XVII No. 11
Established 1975


Shawnee National Forest: To log or not to log?
Bill Steinbacher-Kemp



Statewide grand juries: politics, politics, politics
Dan Shomon Jr.



Property tax relief mechanisms: Should states get out of the business?
Therese J. McGuire



State pensions: the truth and the consequences
Michael D. Klemens


Columns Departments
Health care squeeze
Charles N. Wheeler III______________ 6

Letters____________________ 9

Legislative Action
The AFSCME settlement: restructuring penury
Michael D. Klemens________ 21

The state of the State
Who's watching the lawyers?
F. Mark Siebert__________ 8

Judicial Rulings
F. Mark Siebert____________ 22

Names____________________ 22

Asian representation: the most unlikely scenario
Manuel Galvan_________ 30

Book Reviews
Tracing Lincoln's trail
Michael J. Devine__________ 25

State Stix
Margaret S. Knoepfle_______ 26

State Reports
Anna J. Merritt____________ 29

Cover illustration: Hardwood trees in Shawnee National Forest blaze into fall color. The photograph is by Michael Jeffords, associate scientist in the Center for Economic Entomology at the Illinois National History Survey in Champaign. Jeffords is also liaison for public relations and education and staff photographer for the Nature of Illinois Magazine, published by the Nature of Illinois Foundation. The photograph illustrates the article by Bill Steinbacher-Kemp on logging and other management issues in the Shawnee National Forest.

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