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