From my neighbor Nancy S., a retired college professor who knows everything:
I don’t usually do this, but circumstances compel me to remind you that there will be a referendum on the November 4th ballot asking whether the State of Illinois legislature should hold a CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, to change the state’s constitution.
A political scientist I know, in fact several poli. scis plus some economists in this state, say it is NOT a good idea for the following reasons:
1. A constitutional convention would cost an estimated $100,000, which the state doesn’t have.
2. The constitution can be amended as is, without having to have an entire convention or new constitution.
3. There are rumored to be special interests on BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE that want the convention, and it is doubtful that their wishes are in the best interests of the public at large.
4. Consider who would be in charge of the convention. It would be the same folks who couldn’t get their act together to provide a budget, and can’t get along with each other.
I’m just passing this information on to you. Vote as you wish.