Restoration work will be done this spring and summer to the clock tower dome on the McDonough County Courthouse.
“The courthouse is kind of a centerpiece for the community,” said Nathan Cobb, assistant planner for the Western Illinois Regional Council, which helped secure a $30,000 grant for the work. The grant comes from the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust.
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.