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|Vol. XIV No. 4
12 The Chicago school mess
16 No cries for state tax hike from Pontiac city square
Brett D. Johnson
18 UNO: organizing at the grass roots
23 Illinois' newspapers: Who owns the free press?
Legislative olympiad: fiscal reality v. political fantasy Charles N. Wheeler III
8 The state of the State
The natural revenue growth that isn't Michael D. Klemens
Memories die hard Paul M. Green
36 The Pulse
Is Chicago ready for recycling? Richard Day
26 Legislative Action
Welfare reform revisited Michael D. Klemens
27 State Stix Brett D. Johnson
28 Judicial Rulings F. Mark Siebert
30 Book Reviews
The revolution at Sears James C. Worthy
33 State Reports Anna J. Merritt
Cover illustration: The photograph of students in one of Chicago's public high schools was taken in March by Jon Randolph.
The four-color cover illustration is made possible by a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.