The Illinois Supreme Court didn't say so specifically, but the import of two recent decisions (one by the high court itself and the other by a trial judge citing precedent) is clear: the Illinois Constitution is a political and financial suicide pact in which all state citizens are a party.
Ten days ago, Cook County Circuit Judge Mary Mikva blocked citizen initiatives aimed at creating competitive legislative elections or putting limits on how long our legislators can serve. The decision leaves the state's powers-that-be free to pursue the policies that have led to financial ruin and laughingstock status." READ MORE
Title: "Court ruling is a real killer"
Source: The News-Gazette
Date Published: July 6, 2014