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|Vol. XV No. 6
12 Mayor Richard M. Daley: the Adapter instead of Boss II
Robert K. Kieckhefer
15 Illinois responds to federal stick: mentally ill to get better care
Michael D. Klemens
18 Community organizing downstate: conflicts and coalitions
26 State revenue: that elusive bottom line
Michael D. Klemens
Was this Nebraska? Charles N. Wheeler III
8 The state of the State
Madigan's tax increase for education, local government Michael D. Klemens
32 The Rostrum
Seeking a new state superintendent of education Samuel Goldman
Illinois public schools: Do we need radical reform? James Gordon Ward
A note of farewell Ted Sanders
38 The Pulse
Closing Fort Sheridan and Chanute AFB: Is it fair? Michael McKeon
The furor over one juror Ed McManus
5 State Stix
On a glacial island in the south suburbs Margaret S. Knoepfle
27 Legislative Action
Senate compromise: Jeremiah Joyce's role Michael D. Klemens
29 Judicial Rulings F. Mark Siebert
31 Book Reviews
Corn and hell Ron Deverman
37 State Reports
Anna J. Merritt
Cover illustrations: The photograph captures Richard M. Daley as he celebrates his victory April 4 after winning the Chicago mayoral election.
The four-color cover illustrations are made possible by a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.