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.
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.
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.