term limits http://wuis.org en Legislators Vote Against Capping Their Careers http://wuis.org/post/legislators-vote-against-capping-their-careers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Voters may still get the chance to decide if they want to limit how long legislators can serve ... but no thanks to legislators themselves.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Although elections have been compared to popularity contests, as a whole, "politicians" aren't all that popular.</span></p><p>Which may be way polls show voters find the idea of term limits so appealing.</p><p>Unless, of course, you're a legislator.</p><p>Senator Darin LaHood, a Republican from Peoria, nonetheless introduced a term limits plan.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:35:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 22446 at http://wuis.org Legislators Vote Against Capping Their Careers Rep. Rodney Davis Supports Term Limits; Won't Self-Impose http://wuis.org/post/rep-rodney-davis-supports-term-limits-wont-self-impose <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Calls to institute term limits in Illinois have gained traction in the race for governor, helped along by a well-funded campaign that seeks to limit how long politicians can serve in the state legislature. A freshman Congressman says he supports the effort ... but only to a degree.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13) says he has not yet signed the petition that calls for limiting members of the Illinois General Assembly to eight year terms. But he says that he would.</span></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:34:48 +0000 Hannah Meisel 21019 at http://wuis.org Rep. Rodney Davis Supports Term Limits; Won't Self-Impose Quinn Won't Commit To Term Limits http://wuis.org/post/quinn-wont-commit-term-limits <p>Gov. Pat Quinn is a longtime advocate for term limits, but has yet to commit to one himself. &nbsp;<br />The Chicago Democrat tells The Associated Press in a year-end interview that he won't presume a win in his 2014 re-election bid and is taking it one term at a time. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:16:04 +0000 Associated Press 15737 at http://wuis.org Quinn Won't Commit To Term Limits It Would Take Four Wins For Quinn To Grab Longest-Serving Governor Title http://wuis.org/post/it-would-take-four-wins-quinn-grab-longest-serving-governor-title <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Gov. Pat Quinn is leaving the door open to running for governor three times, but even that would not put him on pace to set a record as the state's longest-serving chief executive.</p><p></p><p>It may seem a bit premature to think about. Though it's expected Quinn will be Democrats' nominee in 2014, he could well be unseated and never clinch a full, second term as governor.</p><p>But when a reporter asked about it, Quinn refused to say if this will be his last time running.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:52:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 15439 at http://wuis.org It Would Take Four Wins For Quinn To Grab Longest-Serving Governor Title