50% Plus One

50% Plus One
4:07 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Judge Rules in Favor of Wailand

Steve Wailand and attorney Diane Cohen
Credit Rich Egger

Two months after Macomb’s general election, a judge has ruled Steve Wailand edged Kay Hill, 17 to 16, in the contest for second ward alderman.

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50% Plus One
5:58 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Will the Candidates Show Up for Ruling?

The McDonough County Courthouse
Credit Rich Egger

It’s possible neither of the people most affected by the outcome of the “50% Plus One” case in Macomb will be in court to hear the judge’s ruling.

Judge Rodney Clark announced he will rule Friday, April 26, on whether Western Illinois University student Steve Wailand defeated Kay Hill in the February election for second ward alderman in Macomb.

Clark announced the date at the end of the hearing on Monday, April 8. Wailand’s attorney, Diane Cohen of the Liberty Justice Center, immediately asked if Wailand could be excused from the proceedings because he works on Fridays.

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50% Plus One
3:03 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Disputed Macomb Election to be Resolved April 26

Steve Wailand and his legal counsel Diane Cohen
Credit Rich Egger

Judge Rodney Clark decided Monday (April 8) to give the City of Macomb extra time to gather more evidence as it tries to defend the ruling made in the February 26 election between Steve Wailand and Kay Hill.

The hearing has been continued until April 26, 9:00am, at the McDonoough County Courthouse. Clark said he would make a ruling on the case on that day.

The delay won’t impact the matter of who is seated to the position because aldermen are not sworn in until the city council’s first meeting in May.

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50% Plus One Case
11:38 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Election Dispute Hearing Continued

The McDonough County Courthouse
Credit Rich Egger

The April 4 court proceedings in the 50% Plus One case in Macomb did not last long because the Liberty Justice Center – which is representing city council candidate Steve Wailand – never summoned his opponent, Kay Hill.

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50% Plus One
6:39 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Election Dispute Headed to Court

The McDonough County Courthouse
Credit Rich Egger

A legal group said it has filed a motion seeking to declare Steve Wailand the winner of the February 26 election in Macomb’s second ward.

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