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|Vol. XV No. 2
13 Library of the University of Illinois: world-class status in jeopardy
17 1988 presidential election: downstate still holds key to Illinois victory
Paul M. Green
23 Protecting groundwater: debate moves to regulatory process
25 Funding education: Is Illinois a 'guilty government'?
Michael D. Klemens
Refurbishing image: put judicial selection on ballot Charles N. Wheeler III
10 The state of the State
Fiscal 1989 at midpoint Michael D. Klemens
34 The Pulse
Oak Park: listening to its residents Richard Day
Another Daley in the mayor's office? Ed McManus
5 State Stix
With justice for all F. Mark Siebert
27 Legislative Action
Standard of Need: yardstick for welfare Bill Kemp
29 Judicial Rulings F. Mark Siebert
31 Book Reviews
Assessing Chicago's future Melvin G. Holli
33 State Reports Anna J. Merritt
Cover illustrations: Pictured is part of the ornate ceiling of the University of Illinois' original grand library building, Altgeld Hall. Newton Alonzo Wells was commissioned near the end of the last century to do four murals for the vaulted ceiling to illustrate the four colleges of the university then. To the left in the photograph is The Forge of Vulcan, the mural depicting the College of Engineering. Today, the mathematics library is in Altgeld Hall and is only one of 38 branches or divisions of the university's library, which is the fifth largest library in the United States. Photograph by Don Hamerman for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Office of Publications.
The four-color cover illustrations are made possible by a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.