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Publisher: J. Michael Lennon. Editor: Caroline Gherardini. Circulation and business manager: Elizabeth A. Curl. Advertising and development officer: David Wayman. Staff secretary: Charlene Lambert. Statehouse bureau chief: Michael D. Klemens. Associate editors: Margaret S. Knoepfle, F. Mark Siebert, Patricia Burtle-McCredie, Judith L. Everson (book reviews/humanities). Assistant editor: Glenn Sheldon. Editor emeritus: William L. Day. Contributing editors: Tom Littlewood, Ed McManus, Anna J. Merritt, Charles J. Abbott, Charles N. Wheeler III, Paul M. Green. Student editorial assistant: Teresa Wessling. Student business assistant: H.W. Devlin.

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. 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. Janet Malone Morrow, past executive director, Chicago Council of Urban Affairs. 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 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 presiden, Chicago Bank of Commerce. Samuel W. Witwer, attorney, Chicago. J. Michael Lennon, ex officio member.

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Contents July 1989

Illinois Issues
Vol. XV No. 7
Established 1975

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


6     Politics
      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

40  Chicago
      Power street map of big city life     Paul M. Green


4     State Stix
      Illinois fish stories     Margaret S. Knoepfle

10     Letters

34  Legislative Action
      AFSCME contract: all is settled     Michael D. Klemens

35     Judicial Rulings     F. Mark Siebert

36     Names

Illinois Issues Summer Book Section

23     Illinois' photographic artists
Larry Shiner

Book Reviews

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

Cover illustration: The car is the Mitsubishi Eclipse, product of the (Chrysler-Mitsubishi) Diamond-Star Motors Corporation in Normal. This car's owner is the state of Illinois. The driver is Gov. James R. Thompson, who pushed hard to get the new auto assembly plant built in Illinois. Before Gov. Thompson could drive this new Illinois product, he had to take the Illinois driver's exam to get a license, which he hadn't had in years. (There's more than one automotive corporation in Illinois, however. Ford Motor Company has been building cars in Illinois since 1924 at its Chicago Assembly Plant. Thompson has Lincoln-Mercury towncar through a lease arrangement offered by Ford to all governors.)

The cover photograph, taken at the Executive Mansion in Springfield this May, is by George Mars Cassidy.

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