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Jim Nowlan
(wium) - Rich Egger's guest is Jim Nowlan. He is co-author of the new book "Illinois Politics: A Citizen's Guide." It's published by University of Illinois Press.

"Illinois Politics" a major revision of the 1996 book "Illinois Politics and Government: The Expanding Metropolitan Frontier," which Nowlan also co-authored. Nowlan points out quite a bit has changed in Illinois politics since 1996.

Egger and Nowlan talk about corruption in Illinois politics and how it impacts the state's economy. They also examine why it's so difficult to bring about education funding reform in Illinois.

Nowlan is a senior fellow in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a state representative from 1969 to 1973.

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