Mostly Cloudy
70°FMostly CloudyFull Forecast

Term limits needed

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Newspapers recently ran a small article that, in my opinion, symbolizes a good part of what is wrong with our political system today.

The articles noted that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has an accumulated re-election war chest in excess of $3.2 million in preparation for a run for his fourth term. The article speculated that this enormous fund will discourage any challengers from even running against the incumbent.

Durbin already has been in office for 18 years and is a part of the current crop of dysfunctional politicians who have gridlocked this country. Now he is going to “buy” a fourth term.

We badly need term limits, and we need election spending control to level the playing field.

Rich Pytka

Crystal Lake

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

More News

Reader Poll

How many games will the Bears win this season?
Seven or fewer
Eight
Nine or 10
11 or 12
13 or more