Appeals court rules term limits question cannot appear on November ballot

SPRINGFIELD - A ruling that a term limits question cannot appear on the November ballot has been upheld by the 1st District Court of Appeals.

A three-judge panel of the Chicago-based appeals court issued its decision on Wednesday.

Approximately 600,000 signatures were collected by the Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits for an initiative to limit legislators to eight years in office, among other changes, but attorneys sued to keep the measure off the ballot.

A Cook County judge sided with the attorneys, saying the initiative is unconstitutional.

The committee appealed the decision, and with this second denial, they're expected to ask the Illinois Supreme Court to consider the issue.  However, earlier this year the Illinois Supreme Court declined to immediately consider the lower court's ruling.

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