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|Vol. XV No. 7
11 The Japanese connection: Diamond-Star on the prairie
Daniel L. Guillory
15 Elfstrom of Kane County: persistent innovator or power-hungry monarch?
Paul M. Krawzak
18 'Bedrock democracy': community organizations and Washington's civic legacy
Christopher Robert Reed
One judge-one district in Cook County? Charles N. Wheeler III
8 The state of the State
Funding education: an issue til the turn of the centry Michael D. Klemens
38 The Pulse
Comparing the Washington and Daley mayoral wins Nick Panagakis
Power street map of big city life Paul M. Green
4 State Stix
Illinois fish stories Margaret S. Knoepfle
34 Legislative Action
AFSCME contract: all is settled Michael D. Klemens
35 Judicial Rulings F. Mark Siebert
||Illinois Issues Summer Book Section
23 Illinois' photographic artists
26 Splendid saga of Chicago's Norsemen Melvin G. Holli
26 Insightful portrait of Puerto Ricans Samuel Betances
27 Analysis of Jackson and PUSH-Excel falls short Robert T. Starks
28 Lingering fascination with Lincoln John Y. Simon
30 Chicago's story teller: Anderson's urban cycle Frederick C. Stern
31 Jack Gance: American hero redefined Douglas Balz
32 Poetry from the sane side of life Glenn Sheldon