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Kelly Teams Up with Former Gov. Pat Quinn to Defeat Rahm

Chicago, IL - William J. Kelly, who busted the campaign finance caps in the 2015 Chicago mayoral race which forced Rahm Emanuel into a historic run-off election, is teaming up with former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to put a historic term limits referendum on Chicago's November 2018 ballot. The binding referendum, if passed, would legally prevent Rahm Emanuel from seeking a third term as mayor in 2019.

Chicago has never had a binding referendum in its 180-year history and unlike every other U.S. city, does not limit the terms of its mayor.

With the help of Chicago voters, Quinn and Kelly intend to change that and deny Rahm a third term as Chicago's mayor.

Kelly invited Quinn to the Citizen Kelly Show at AM 1590 WCGO studios Monday to talk about the referendum. To place the "Take Charge Chicago" referendum on the November ballot, circulators must gather 100,000 signatures - and more than half have already been gathered.

"In 2011, I challenged Rahm's petitions for Chicago mayor on the basis of residency. A corrupt ruling by the Chicago Board of Elections allowed Rahm to run despite his flaunting of the residency requirement. He has been an illegitimate mayor from Day One," Kelly says. "Yet, still today, despite scandal after scandal, he still has all the corrupt insiders and big money he needs to win a third term. In order to save Chicago, we must have this term limits referendum on the ballot."

Kelly says that Rahm has caused immeasurable harm to the people of Chicago and that the CPS sex abuse scandal, thousands of unsolved murders and shootings, and out-of-control taxes and spending are the proof.

"Last week, the Chicago Tribune reported 523 cases of child sexual abuse, sexual grooming, and rape at CPS for the last 10 years - hidden from public view by Rahm's appointees to CPS. Now it is clear that Rahm and his entire administration must go."  

"In 2011, I lost my radio show on AM 560 WIND for daring to challenge Rahm's residency. In 2019, I guarantee you that it will be Rahm who loses his job," Kelly says.

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