Gretchen DeJaynes

50% Plus One
6:09 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Referendum on Fate of Macomb Election

Voters will decide whether to essentially do away with Macomb’s February election.

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Thousands of Dollars
6:27 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Cost Savings If Macomb Dumps Primary

The McDonough County clerk is asking the city to no longer hold a primary in February of odd-numbered years.

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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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Mayor says City Clerk Acted Appropriately
9:36 am
Wed March 27, 2013

City Responds to Disputed 2nd Ward Election

The City of Macomb is saying little about the disputed election in the city’s second ward. Mayor Mike Inman read a brief statement during the  city council meeting on Monday.

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Guest Commentary - Ed Woell
7:53 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Macomb Election "A Systemic Collapse of Democracy"

Ed Woell
Credit Rich Egger

As a history professor, I often look for ways in which the past can inform the present.  One belief that led me to my profession is that history imparts crucial lessons that can help us make sense of events unfolding in the here-and-now.

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