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Illinois Lawmakers Block GOP Term Limits Proposal

A bill creating term limits for some Illinois politicians has hit a major roadblock.

A legislative committee has stopped the proposed constitutional amendment in its tracks, preventing it from moving to the senate floor for a vote.

The measure would limit statewide constitutional officers to just two, four-year terms in office.

In order to get the amendment before voters on the November ballot, both the house and senate must approve it by May fifth.

Critics question if there’s enough time to get that done and say voters should decide how long someone is in
office … not a set limit.