Steve Wailand

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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50% Plus One
7:45 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Legal Assistance for Macomb Candidate

Steve Wailand
Credit Rich Egger

Legal action is now possible over the result of the second ward alderman election in Macomb.

Candidate Steve Wailand said the Liberty Justice Center read about the disputed outcome and agreed to represent him pro bono.  Wailand has said he does not have enough money to hire an attorney because he is a college student. He’s a junior at Western Illinois University, where he’s studying chemistry with an emphasis on pharmacy.

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Result Disputed
9:42 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Macomb Election Controversy Continues

Steve Wailand
Credit Rich Egger

Macomb city council candidate Steve Wailand told aldermen Monday night that he’s still trying to get some answers about the February election results.

It appeared Wailand defeated incumbent Kay Hill for second ward alderman, 17 – 16, but County Clerk Gretchen DeJaynes ruled there would be a run-off election because neither candidate received 50% of the vote plus one.

DeJaynes said she is simply following the rules given to her by the city, while city leaders have said it’s up to the county clerk to certify election results.

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50% Plus One
7:27 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Raising Questions About Macomb Election Result

Macomb City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

In most elections, the candidate with the most votes wins. But that did not apply in a recent Macomb election – and no one seems able to explain how the city came up with its rule.

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Primary on February 26
4:21 pm
Sat February 16, 2013

Interviews with Macomb City Council Candidates

Macomb City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

Four seats are up for election on the Macomb City Council in the February 26 primary. The city has new wards as a result of the 2010 census.

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