Steve Wailand

March 18 Referendum
11:29 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Macomb Voters Will Decide Fate of February Election

Aldermen voted 6-to-2 Monday night to put a referendum on the March ballot that asks voters whether they want to eliminate the primary held in February of odd-numbered years.

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50% Plus One
6:43 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

“Majority” Clarified for Macomb Elections

Macomb City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

It took a while, but Macomb city code finally defines the word "majority" to mean a number that is more than half.

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50% Plus One
2:36 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Former Alderman Questions Wailand's Residency

Former 2nd Ward Alderman Kay Hill
Credit Rich Egger

A judge ruled Kay Hill lost the election for second ward alderman in Macomb to Western Illinois University student Steve Wailand. But Hill is not giving up her fight over the seat.

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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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