State News
6:45 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

No voting on term limits for state lawmakers

  Illinois voters will NOT get a chance to weigh in on term limits for state lawmakers.  A Cook County judge today ruled the question is unconstitutional for voters to take up.

A group supported by Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner got enough signatures to put term limits on the ballot…

But the question was challenged by an attorney who’s also represented longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.

In 1994 - the Supreme Court also kicked term limits off the ballot.

Attorney Tim Eaton supports the term limits initiative.

EATON: I think when the constitution was written in 1970, they intended this to be able to change any part of the legislative article and road blocks just keep being put up.

Eaton says he’ll appeal the judge’s decision.

Another ballot question that would change the process of drawing legislative boundaries was also rejected by the judge.