Illinois Issues
VOL. III, NO. 3 / MARCH 1977

Table of Contents


ARTICLES
3/Hammering out a new Illinois law: Capital punishment
/Gary Delsohn
6/President of the University of Illinois: John Corbally
/Bill Miller
9/Science fiction becomes fact: Bell Labs
/Dennis B. Fradin
12/Creation of statewide authority hits snag after snag after snag: State Board of Elections
/Al Manning
14/Board is fulfilling its mandate; accusations of partisanship are grossly overstated
/Ronald D. Michaelson
15/Major revamping of statutes needed to give board independence from politics
/Charles R. Bernardini
18/No longer in existence after January 1979: Personal property tax
/Charles Minert
22/Equal Rights Amendment: Will the 80th General Assembly ratify it?
/Sue Dinges
24/St. Louis Metro Airport: Will it really be in Illinois and when?
/Craig Sanders


COLUMNS
30/Chicago Daley not unique in city's history; 'Big Bill' and Cermak dominant bosses
/Charles B. Cleveland
3l/Washington Mikva loses bid: Big city regular Democrats dominate House leadership
/Tom Littlewood


THE STATE OF THE STATE
25/Thompson names agency directors


FOR THE RECORD
26/Legislative Action: Democrats deadlock in Senate
27/Bill Summaries: Profiled bills in 80th General Assembly, Approved by governor from 79th General Assembly, Veto overrides by 79th General Assembly
28/Executive Report Natural gas shortage: 1977 is just the beginning
28/Judicial Rulings Discriminatory rezoning decision


FEATURES
8/Selected State Reports
21/The Other 49
27/Where are they?
28/Names
32/Calendar


ART CREDITS/Ed Dyson, Springfield commercial artist, designed this month's cover and illustrations throughout the magazine.

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