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Following a hearty breakfast, Chicago's Better Government Association will host a debate over term limits this Wednesday. Professor Dick Simpson of UIC, who served as Chicago's 44th Ward Alderman for two terms before retiring in 1979, will argue in favor of term limits as a reasonable way to check power. Professor Emerita Dawn Netsch of Northwestern Law, who was in the Illinois State Senate before being elected State Comptroller in 1990, will argue against term limits as an arbitrary restriction on the ability of citizens to retain elected officials. Register here for $25.

 
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