State Representative Tim Butler is leading the charge for a new Illinois Constitutional Convention. If lawmakers approve Butler's legislation, a question would be added to the 2018 Illinois General Election ballot asking Illinois residents if a state Constitutional Convention should be called. Butler believes the timing is right.
Butler says the state's 200th birthday next year is the perfect opportunity to revamp the state constitution.
The last state Constitutional Convention was in 1968. It led to the state's fourth and current constitution.