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stack of TVs with political ads on screen
Ad wars

by Kevin McDermott

Illinois’ gubernatorial candidates volley factually flexible salvos in a campaign waged primarily through advertising

Moylan and Thillens
Legislative races

by Mike Riopell
GOP aims to eat into Democratic majorities in the General Assembly

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Polling pains

by Brian Mackey

Illinois has had more than its share of polling blunders, but the problems here are also happening nationwide


Jamey DunnEditor’s note
by Jamey Dunn

Study illustrates unknowns at play when regulating fracking

Brian Mackey
State of the state

by Brian Mackey

Tinkering with the Constitution demands careful consideration

Ends and Means

by Charles N. Wheeler III
, Columnist
Term limits wouldn’t shake up Springfield

Also in the October issue…

Finding farmers by Jamey Dunn
Program works to draw minorities into the business.

Lincoln’s murder by Michael Burlingame
Why did John Wilkes Booth do it?

Special project

Renewing the partnership between the state and nonprofits
By Brent Never