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Illinois Politics : A Citizen's Guide

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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • 0252035208
  • 9780252035203

Review quote

"The best book on Illinois politics and government. With inside information and interviews never before available, Illinois Politics: A Citizen's Guide will be used by scholars, students, and citizens for many years to come."--Dick Simpson, former Chicago alderman and author of Inside Urban Politics: Voices from America's Cities and Suburbs "The story between the covers tells a gripping tale of the state's past and present, and will unnerve readers about prospects for the future."--Illinois Timesshow more

About James D. Nowlan

James D. Nowlan is a senior fellow in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He served as an Illinois state representative from 1969 to 1973 and as an aide to three Illinois governors. Samuel K. Gove is director emeritus and professor emeritus of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Richard J. Winkel Jr. is the director of the Office of Public Leadership in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. He served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003 and in the Illinois Senate from 2003 to 2007.show more