SPRINGFIELD, IL (IRN) – The idea of term limits is one a recent poll of Illinoisans shows is still widely supported, and a state lawmaker says it’s time to hold legislative leaders and committee chairmen to such limits.

State Sen. Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) has introduced a constitutional amendment that would force those officeholders to take four years off from those positions after four consecutive years on.

The sponsor says Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) has no problem with the idea.

“He’s supportive of it,” Kotowski said.

Supportive enough to impose a term limit on his own leadership?

“I’ve reached out to the Senate president,” Kotowski responds. “And he understands that I’m introducing this legislation, and I think this is an opportunity to get more legislation passed that changes the way business is done down there” in Springfield.”


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