CHICAGO - Campaigning for re-election, Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn announced today that term limits are good for Illinois and he's going to limit himself to two terms.
Quinn told reporters Monday after a City Club of Chicago speech that he won't seek a third term if he wins in November against Republican Bruce Rauner.
Quinn, who has spent his entire career in government, advocated term limits in the 1990s when Republicans controlled the governor's office and the Illinois Senate.
Last week Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno introduced legislation to amend the Illinois Constitution to limit statewide officials to two terms of four years. The plan needs a three-fifths vote in each legislative chamber to get on the November ballot.
Rauner is leading efforts to limit lawmakers' time in office.