Decision on Elk Grove term limits referendum delayed

Legal arguments over one of two objections against an Elk Grove Village term limits referendum were heard by a Cook County judge Monday, but a decision was delayed until at least Wednesday.

Attorneys for Elk Grove resident Tim Burns are seeking judicial review of a law signed July 19, 2019, by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. It requires municipal term limits approved anytime after Nov. 8, 2016, to be prospective, not retroactive.

Burns argues the law is unconstitutional. He is seeking a March 17, 2020 ballot question that, if approved by voters, would retroactively impose term limits on the mayor and village trustees in Elk Grove, effectively ending the tenures of Mayor Craig Johnson and several longtime board members in 2021.

Judge Maureen Hannon on Monday said she wanted to hear additional arguments from attorneys for Burns and objector Benjamin Lee. She could rule on Wednesday, when another objection also will be heard.

Term limit push in Elk Grove Village could end mayor's long run

Big money on both sides of Elk Grove term limits issue

Bid to block Elk Grove term limits referendum delayed, for now

Elk Grove Village voters could see 2 questions on the March ballot

Term limit opponents file an objection to referendum

Stand-ins appointed to electoral board in Elk Grove

Election panel defers to court on one objection

Objection to Elk Grove Village referendum question heads to court

Article Comments
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the "flag" link in the lower-right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.