Could Illinois Recall Its Governor?
Illinois does not have direct democracy, but the lieutenant governor has begun a move to recall Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat who has been the subject of public corruption investigations. How? Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn and other supporters of the idea have placed an advisory referendum on the Cook County ballot asking whether the state constitution should be changed to permit gubernatorial recalls. And it may have legs. Blagojevich's spokesman told the Chicago Tribune that the governor supports giving the public the power to recall governors.