Quinn’s mayoral term limits referendum shot down

By Bill Cameron, WLS-AM News

(CHICAGO) The Chicago Electoral Board has voted unanimously to keep former Governor Pat Quinn’s mayoral term limits referendum off the November ballot.

Pat Quinn’s referendum got mowed down on the argument that the three questions the city council put on the ballot crowd out his question and because he’s actually got two questions on his referendum.

Quinn says he’ll take the fight to court now where he predicts he’ll win, “In 1980, the Illinois Supreme Court said the legislature cannot be restrictive when it comes to the right of initiative.  It’s a fundamental right. It’s subject to strict scrutiny. The legislature cannot do just anything it wants to nullify the right. That’s what we won in 1980 and we’re gonna win again this year.”

The whole issue is a lot less dramatic because Mayor Emanuel is not running for reelection.

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