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|Vol. XIV No. 10
12 Another constitutional convention: voters to decide November 8
Michael D. Klemens
17 The GOP in New Orleans: keeping the hard right in line
Paul M. Green
19 Richard Poston's great plans for Cairo
20 Affordable housing: a foot in the door
Brett D. Johnson
22 Megamerger of Quad Cities?
James M. Banovetz
Bush and Dukakis campaigns: entertainment over substance Charles N. Wheeler III
10 The state of the State
State pensions: Fund them now or later? Michael D. Klemens
28 The Pulse
Dukakis and Bush in Illinois' big swing district Nick Panagakis
30 The Rostrum
13 ways of looking at a painting S.L. Wisenberg
Heirens case revisited Ed McManus
6 State Stix
How 'bout some Cherry 7Up? Margaret S. Knoepfle
24 Legislative Action
Issues revisited: AIDS, tax refunds, etc. Michael D. Klemens
25 Judicial Rulings F. Mark Siebert
27 Book Reviews
Modernizers v. agrarianizers John Garvey
Cover illustration: The photograph on the cover is of the House Chamber in the Old State Capitol in Springfield where delegates to the 1969-1970 constitutional convention wrote Illinois' present Constitution. This chamber was the scene of Lincoln's "House Divided" speech. The photograph was provided by the Illinois State Historical Library which is located now in the Old State Capitol.
The four-color covers are made possible by a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.