There are contested races for three of the four seats up for election on the Macomb City Council.
Second Ward Alderwoman Kay Hill will be challenged by Steven Wailand. Hill was appointed to the seat two years ago. Wailand is a student at Western Illinois University.
The race in the new fifth ward pits two incumbent city council members against one another. Clay Hinderliter represents the current seventh ward while Tim Lobdell is the sixth ward alderman. A third candidate – David Dunn – has also filed in the fifth ward.
Illinois lawmakers began November with an election that solidified Democratic majorities and they will finish the month by returning to the Capitol.
Their annual fall meetings are called veto sessions because lawmakers are supposed to consider legislation the governor rejected or changed. Those could include statewide regulation of plastic bags and a plan to let cancer treatment centers reject job applicants who smoke.
A University of Iowa study could help scientists better understand a serious brain condition. Between one and three of every thousand children born in the U-S are affected by the condition hydrocephalus, in which fluid collects around the brain.