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|Vol. XV No. 10
10 ADM's Dwayne Andreas: processor of agricultural products in global market
Charles J. Abbott
13 Abortion as state issue: Pro-life and pro-choice forces prepare for General Assembly vote
Michael D. Klemens
16 Gambling on Illinois riverboats: morally wrong or profitably right?
Ray Long and Peggy Boyer
21 Election reforms in Illinois
23 Mandatory arbitration: first in Winnebago, followed by DuPage and Lake
Mentally ill: Who cares enough to give the very best? Charles N. Wheeler III
8 The state of the State
State pensions: funding shift, but funding short Michael D. Klemens
30 The Pulse
Football stadium? Michael McKeon
'Only the dumb ones have been caught' Paul M. Green
5 State Stix
Conservation Reserve Program Margaret S. Knoepfle
25 Legislative Action
Property tax reform this fall? Michael D. Klemens
26 Judicial Rulings F. Mark Siebert
28 State Reports Anna J. Merritt
29 Book Reviews
Stephen Douglas: in pursuit of a democratic union Janice Petterchak
Cover illustration: The photograph is of Dwayne Andreas, chairman of the board and chief executive of Archer Daniels Midland Company. He is featured in the article by Charles J. Abbott, contributing editor to Illinois Issues and farm editor for The United Press International, Washington, D.C. The photo was provided courtesy of ADM.