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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, F. Mark Siebert, Patricia Burtle-McCredie, Judith L. Everson (book reviews/humanities). Assistant editor: Glenn Sheldon. 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. Business staff: Charlene Lambert. Student editorial assistant: Debi Edmund. Student business staff: Chrystal Foster, Cindy Robbins.

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. Michael J. Bakalis, dean, School of Education, Loyola University, Chicago. James M. Banovetz, professor of public administration, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb. Norman Carlson, partner, Arthur Andersen & Co., Chicago. Christopher Cohen, attorney, Holleb & Coff, Chicago. Gayle J. Cozens, executive assistant to the governor, Chicago. William L. Day, editor emeritus, Springfield. James L. Fletccher, attorney, Chicago. James M. Furman, vice president, The MacArthur Foundation, Chicago. Robert T. Gannett Jr., codirector, Chicago Neighborhood Organizing Project. Leonard Gardner, executive director, governmental affairs division, Illinois Farm Bureau, Bloomington. Samuel K. Gove, professor of political science, University of Illinois, Urbana. William C. Harris, Illinois commissioner of banks and trust companies, Springfield. Doris B. Holleb, professional lecturer, University of Chicago. David Kenney, professor of political science emeritus, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Joan W. Levy, past president, Illinois Association of School Boards, Winnetka. Odas Nicholson, judge, Cook County Circuit Court. Philip R. O'Connor, chairman and president, Palmer Bellevue Corporation, Chicago. James T. Otis, attorney, Peoria. David Paulus, senior vice president, First Chicago Corporation, Chicago. Taylor Pensoneau, vice president, Illinios Coal Association, Springfield. Theodore Peterson, professor of journalism emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana. Betsy A. Plank, assistant vice president, Illinois Bell Telephone Co., Chicago. Robert F. Rich, director, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois. Raymond G. Romero, commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission, Chicago. 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. Back issue is $3.25. Illinois Issues is indexed in the PAIS Bulletin and included in the PAIS database.

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Contents July 1988

Illinois Issues
Vol. XIV No. 7
Established 1975

13     Edgar and Ryan: poised for the race
Michael D. Klemens

15     Evanston's laid-back mayor: Joan Barr
Robert McClory

18     Mount Vernon: southern Illinois' King City
Brett D. Johnson


8     Politics
      Political dominoes if Thompson 'born to be v.p.'     Charles N. Wheeler III

10     The state of the State
      Con-Con: the big question     Brett D. Johnson

38     The Pulse
      Washington's legacy     Richard Day

40     Chicago
      Jobs and sex: Where else but in Chicago?     Ed McManus


6     State Stix
      Bizarre truths, damn lies and statistics     Margaret S. Knoepfle

12     Letters

33     Legislative Action
      Illinois and foreign affairs     Michael D. Klemens

34     Judicial Rulings     F. Mark Siebert

34     Names

37     State Reports     Anna J. Merritt

Illinois Issues Summer Book Section

20     Excerpt Three Illinois Governors: Coles, Small and Ogilvie
Robert P. Howard

25     Survey on Books     Leaders as readers

22-30     Book Reviews
15 books (Prairiescapes, travel guides, Packingtown, Sandburg, ethnic studies and more)

Cover illustration: The photograph on the cover, "Dog Day Afternoon," is one of the many Illinois landscape photographs which are available as original, signed and numbered photographic prints by Larry Kanfer. Larry Kanfer Gallery has two locations: Round Barn Centre, Champaign — telephone (217) 398-2000; and College Oak Square, Normal — telephone (309) 454-3456. The photograph is also included in Prairiescapes by Larry Kanfer, published by the University of Illinois Press and reviewed in the Illinois Issues "Summer Book Section" by Nancy Stevenson on page 22.

The four-color covers are made possible by a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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