Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is spearheading petition drives to create term limits for Chicago's mayor and establish an independent consumer advocate in the city.
Quinn launched the petition drives Sunday, with the goal of getting binding referendums on the city's November ballot, at the earliest.
The binding referendums are meant to bolster the voices of everyday Chicagoans, according to Quinn.
"It's important in big cities like Chicago that the rules be set by the people, not the mayor," the former Democratic governor said, according to Crain's.
The petition drives aim to limit Chicago's mayor to two terms. The initiative would also create an elected, independent consumer advocate post, who would replace a mayor-appointed position.
The term limit proposal, if approved, could result in Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel being unable to run for a third term in 2019.
At his news conference, Quinn, who was defeated by Republican Bruce Rauner in the 2014 Illinois gubernatorial election, declined to say whether he's considering another run for public office.