Center Publications at UIS has released the third edition of The Illinois Governors: Mostly Good and Competent, a collection of biographies of the state's 40 governors, updated to include analysis of former Gov. George Ryan's and current Gov. Rod Blagojevich's terms of office in new chapters by Taylor Pensoneau.
Peggy Boyer Long, third edition editor, noted that the newest edition also provides greater context and highlights some of the people and events that fill out the portrait of each governor's era. Many photos and images have been added to illustrate historic events.