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Illinois Governors Book
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Length: 13:22

From Shadrach Bond to Rod Blagojevich, Illinois' 40 governors have represented a broad cross-section of the political spectrum and political mores of their times. In this segment, veteran Statehouse correspondent Jak Tichenor talks with Taylor Pensoneau and Peggy Boyer Long about their book The Illinois Governors: Mostly Good and Competent, an updated version of Mostly Good and Competent Men, a biography of Illinois' governors by the late Robert Howard. The book offers readers a chance to sort out the professional achievers, the career failures, the partisan loyalists, the mavericks, and the enemies. It is available through the Center for State Policy and Leadership at the University of Illinois Springfield. To order, call (217) 206-6502 or go online to

Host: Jak Tichenor
Guest(s): Taylor Pensoneau, Peggy Boyer Long
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Link To video segment: Episode: 327