term limits http://wuis.org en Top Republicans Propose Term Limits For Governor, Other Executive Officers http://wuis.org/post/top-republicans-propose-term-limits-governor-other-executive-officers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Two of Illinois' top Republicans want to limit how long someone can stay on as governor of Illinois. But they only have about two weeks to get the proposed constitutional amendment through the General Assembly.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:17:36 +0000 Hannah Meisel 23659 at http://wuis.org Top Republicans Propose Term Limits For Governor, Other Executive Officers 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