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Title:Illinois Government Research no. 47 1978: Illinois Municipalities: Where have all the voters gone?
Author(s):Walter, Oliver; Karnig, Albert
Subject(s):Illinois government
State government
Abstract:Politicians often lament the declining importance of local government in the United States. They point to an ever-growing, more inclusive federal government as evidence of the passing of government at the grassroots level. But judging by statistics from the last twenty years, Illinois municipalities, at least, can hardly be considered dead or even slightly ill. Thanks to the home rule provisions of the new constitution and to increased revenue from sources such as the state income tax and the federal revenue sharing programs, city governments are more active than ever before.
Issue Date:1978-11
Publisher:Institute of Government and Public Affairs. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report:Illinois Government Research, no. 47 (November 1978)
Genre:Working / Discussion Paper
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 1978 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-12-06

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