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Illinois Issues is published by Sangamon State University, the Public Affairs University of the State of Illinois, and cosponsored by the University of Illinois. In addition to university support and subscription income, the magazine is supported by grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Woods Charitable Fund Inc., and by donations. The contents of the magazine do not necessarily reflect the views of the grantors, either the university or donors.

Publisher: J. Michael Lennon. Editor: Caroline Gherardini. Circulation and business manager: Elizabeth A. Curl. Advertising and development officer: David Wayman. Associate editors: Margaret S. Knoepfle, Richard J. Shereikis (book reviews/humanities), Patricia Burtle-McCredie. F. Mark Siebert. Interim Statehouse bureau chief: Michael D. Klemens. Editor emeritus: William L. Day. Contributing editors: Tom Littlewood, Ed McManus, Anna J. Merritt, Charles J. Abbott, Charles N. Wheeler III, Paul M. Green. Student editorial assistants: Chris Gaudet, Debi Edmond. Business staff: Sandra H. Grooms. Student business staff: Diana Liddle, Chrystal Foster, Gloria Sampson.

© 1986 by Illinois Issues, Sangamon State University, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9243. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without prior written permission is strictly prohibited.

THE BOARD: Chair: Michael H. Hudson, vice president, public affairs, Illinois Tool Works Inc., Chicago. Vice chair: Louis H. Masotti. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston. Members: Marcus Alexis, dean. College of Business Administration, University of Illinois, Chicago. Louis Ancel, attorney, Chicago. Michael J. Bakalis, dean. School of Education, Loyola University, Chicago. James M. Banovetz, professor of public administration. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Norman Carlson. Arthur Andersen & Co., Chicago. Christopher Cohen, attorney, Chicago. David E. Connor, president, David E. Connor and Associates, Peoria. Gayle J. Cozens, executive assistant to the governor, Chicago. William L. Day, editor emeritus, Springfield. James L. Fletcher, attorney. Chicago. James M. Furman, vice president. The MacArthur Foundation, Chicago. Robert T. Gannett Jr., codirector, Chicago Neighborhood Organizing Project. Samuel K. Gove, professor, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, Urbana. William C. Harris, Illinois commissioner of banks and trust companies, Springfield. Doris B. Holleb, professorial lecturer. University of Chicago. David Kenney, professor of political science emeritus, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Odas Nicholson, judge, Cook County Circuit Court. Philip R. O'Connor, chairman and president. Palmer Bcllevue Corporation, Chicago. James T. Otis, attorney, Peoria. Taylor Pensoneau, vice president, Illinois Coal Association, Springfield. Theodore Peterson, professor of journalism, University of Illinois, Urbana. Betsy A. Plank, assistant vice president, Illinois Bell Telephone Co., Chicago. Raymond G. Romero, commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission, Chicago. Carl Shier, international representative, Region 4, United Auto Workers, retired. Hon. William G. Stratton, vice president, Chicago Bank of Commerce. Samuel W. Witwer, attorney, Chicago. James C. Worthy, professor of management, Northwestern University. J. Michael Lennon, ex officio member.

Illinois Issues (ISSN 0738-9663) is published monthly 11 times per year with an August-September double issue. Second-class postage paid at Springfield, Illinois. Editorial and advertising offices: K Building, Sangamon State University, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9243 (telephone: 217/786-6084). Please address questions regarding your subscription to Illinois Issues, Subscription Division, P.O. Box 251, Mount Morris, Illinois 61054 (telephone: 815/734-6309). Subscriptions: $30.00 year/ $55 two years/ $80 three years; student rate is $15 a year. Individual copy is $2.75 (August/September double issue is $4.95). Back issue is $3.25 (August/September double issue is $5.50). Illinois Issues is indexed in the PAIS Bulletin and included in the PAIS database.

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Contents January 1986
Illinois Issues
Vol. XII No. 1 Established 1975

8     Liability insurance crisis: coming to grips with long tails and deep pockets By Linda M. Wagner

13     Illinois' stake in Canada's issues: acid rain and trade By Matt Carlson

15     Build Illinois: the plan and the master plan By Nora Newman Jurgens


2     Politics

      Will the real Jim Thompson stand up?     Charles N. Wheeler III

6     The state of the State

      Tax climate temperate, but forecast uncertain     By F. Mark Siebert

32     The Rostrum

      Keys to economic expansion: cooperation, exports and state role     By Michael T. Woelffer

34     Washington

      Simon's second-year focus: jobs, higher education     By Charles J. Abbott

35     Chicago

      Polovchak case ends; issues unresolved     By Ed McManus


7       Letters

22     Legislative Action

      Decisions on banking, insurance and utility 'bills'/Slicing the supplemental pie

24     Judicial Rulings

      Retaliatory discharge v. employee at will/Illinois laws stop at the border/ISEPA cannot make up rules in the middle of the game

26     Executive Report

      Federal funds for fighting crime/ Hiring veterans for state jobs

26     Attorney General Opinions

27     State Stix

27     Selected State Reports

28     Names

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