- Associated Press - Friday, June 27, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Attorneys say they’ll appeal a Cook County judge’s decision to block a measure calling for term limits from the November ballot.

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Mary Mikva ruled Friday that the signature-driven measure didn’t meet constitutional requirements. She ruled the same way for a measure looking to change how Illinois makes its political maps.

The rulings are a setback for groups advocating the measures, including one led by Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW’-nur). He’s made term limits a cornerstone of his campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Mark Campbell is a spokesman for the term limits group. He says attorneys will appeal next week. They want to be able to take it directly to the Illinois Supreme Court.

A remap group spokesman didn’t return multiple messages.



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