News

Term Limits Proposal Closer to Ballot; Map Making Given More Time

Term Limits Proposal Closer to Ballot; Map Making Given More Time

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A ballot measure calling for lawmaker term limits is a step closer to getting on the November ballot.

The Illinois State Board of Elections deemed Tuesday that the “Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits” has enough valid signatures.

Members gave another group that wants to alter political mapmaking more time to validate signatures. “Yes for Independent Maps” asked the panel to let it submit about 4,000 signatures for evidence. That was after they asked local election authorities for the names but didn’t receive them before a deadline.

Some election officials were reluctant to approve more time, saying the group hasn’t met deadlines.

Both measures are also facing a lawsuit that could determine whether they’ll be on the ballot. A court hearing is Wednesday.

Ballots aren’t certified until August.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Flash Index Is Inching Along

Updated
university illinois

Slow growth is still growth, but the University of Illinois Flash index shows the improvement in the state‚Äôs economy is…

in Local

Republicans Try to Block School Funding Bill

money

Bill has gone nowhere in House

in Local

Viper Mine Has Plans for Elkhart

local_news_generic

Expansion of waste facility up before zoning board

in Local

Quinn Accuses Rauner of Not Hiring Enough Minorities

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Both trying to make inroads in minority communties