SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Supreme Court refused to take up an appeal of a lower court's ruling that prohibits a vote on term limits from appearing on the November ballot.
The Supreme Court issued the order Friday afternoon shortly after the Illinois State Board of Elections certified the Nov. 4 ballot.
A circuit court judge found the measure violated a provision of the constitution that requires changes to the legislature be both "structural and procedural." An appellate court affirmed that decision earlier this week.
In response, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner issued a press release saying: “Pat Quinn, Mike Madigan and the Springfield career politicians won today, and the people of Illinois lost. But the people will have the final say. A pro-term limits General Assembly pushed by a pro-term limits Governor can put this critical reform in place any day they want. Illinoisans should have that in mind when they vote this November.”