Illinois Issues
AUGUST 1977
VOL. III, NO. 8

Contents
Wilsonville battles a landfill 覧覧覧覧 4
Hazardous wastes, like hot potatoes, are passed from one frightened state to another
Special staff report

Child Abuse _____________________________ 7
By William A. Syers

Sen. Dawn Clark Netsch 覧覧覧覧 10
She is an independent Democrat challenging the regular party
By Eric J. Schuster

Agricultural production 覧覧覧覧 13
Can demands for energy, land use and health be met and the world still be fed?
By Victoria A. Hays

Food Stamp Program 覧覧覧覧覧 16
Is it a state or federal problem?
By Phillip M. Gregg

Business climate in Illinois 覧覧覧覧 20
Is the picture really bleak?
By Bob Springer

Urban Counties Council 覧覧覧覧 23
Uniting to solve mutual problems at home and with the legislature
By Ed Nash

THE STATE OF THE STATE 覧覧覧覧 2
Bargaining bill buffaloed, but state employees negotiate pay raise

CHICAGO By Charles B. Cleveland 覧覧 30
Will it ever be 'Boss Bilandic'?

WASHINGTON By Tom Littlewood 覧覧31
Illinois' education embassy

LEGISLATIVE ACTION 覧覧覧覧26
Republican governor and Democrat legislature make their deals

EXECUTIVE REPORT 覧覧覧覧覧 28
Licensing methadone programs/Board of Education extends deadline for Chicago desegregation

JUDICIAL RULINGS 覧覧覧覧覧28
Keeping state civil actions in the State Courts

BOOK REVIEW 覧覧覧覧覧覧 22
Living through five city managerships and preaching a bit

SELECTED STATE REPORTS ______________25

STATE STIX_____________________________25

LETTERS _______________________________22

NAMES _________________________________28


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