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Madigan is a major problem for Illinois. Getting rid of him is part of the cure for the state. But today in Springfield 66 Democrats--with one lonely "present" vote--elected the Chicago boss speaker again. If he serves out his two year term--a very likely possibility--he'll set a modern record for longest time as a state House speaker for any state.
Illinois also needs term limits. But Madigan and the Democrats will never agree to them.
In eleven years Illinoisan will be asked if they want to call another state constitutional convention. It's not too early to begin planning for the vote. Besides term limits, the Land of Lincoln needs redistricting reform, a less cumbersome system to create referendums, and Illinois needs to be a right-to-work state.
Here's an idea I like--Illinois should join Nebraska to become the second state to to have a unicameral legislature. There are too many politicians in this country.