Illinois Issues
JULY 1977
VOL. III, NO. 7


Contents

Pot: What should the penalties be for marijuana?
'Present laws are unnecessarily harsh' 覧覧覧 4
By Arthur J. Frank

'Some criminal sanction must remain' 覧覧覧 5
By Michael M. Mihm

Interview with Richard Mathias 覧覧覧 7
State insurance director tells how he'll run department
By Jay M. Kennerly
 

ISSUES IN EDUCATION

Is the state paying enough into pension systems? 覧覧 10
The focus is on the Universities Retirement System
By L. H. " Burnie" Horton, Jr.

Chicago's 4-ring circus 覧覧覧覧覧 13
The School Board fights to keep federal funds
By Vicki Gerson

"I've got those conflict of interest blues" 覧 18
What happens when a board member marries a teacher in the district
By Paul W. Thurston

State scholarships 覧覧覧覧覧覧 21
Who qualifies, who doesn't and why
By Polly Anderson

Why go to college? 覧覧覧覧覧覧 24
A degree isn't the magic word to a job anymore
By Richard M. McKenzie

THE STATE OF THE STATE___________________ 2
Is the General Assembly spending more money than the governor proposed?

CHICAGO
By Charles B. Cleveland 覧覧覧 30
Bilandic: How did he get the mayor's job?

WASHINGTON
By Tom Littlewood 覧覧覧 31
Savoring a pay raise, swallowing an ethics code

LEGISLATIVE ACTION 覧覧覧覧覧 26
The Senate and House trade bills on crime, Workmen's Comp and energy

EXECUTIVE REPORT 覧覧覧覧覧覧 28
School boards can't file supplemental levy after deadline/Legislators' travel expenses

BOOK REVIEW 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 17
General Assembly taking on policymaking role for higher education

LETTERS 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 23

JUDICIAL RULINGS 覧覧覧覧覧覧 28
Paddling is approved / Cocaine is a drug

NAMES 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 28


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