Illinois’ former governor has always been a proponent of what he calls direct democracy: the referendum and ballot initiative.
As a consumer advocate, Pat Quinn launched the Citizens Utility Board. His activism also led to a reduction in the size of the Illinois House. Now he’s leading a campaign to get two binding referendums on the ballot. One would put limits on the office of Chicago mayor, the other would create the office of Chicago Consumer Advocate.
Quinn joins the Morning Shift to talk about these efforts.