Whenever it rains, Maya Brown worries. She escaped her home near McCausland and Southwest Avenue with two young children, wading through three feet of water during a day of widespread and devastating flooding on July 26, 2022.
Marcellis Blackwell, a former North County Police Cooperative Officer, is already facing 16 counts of the civil rights charge, deprivation of rights under the color of law and five counts of altering records in a federal investigation.
Monday is the first day candidates can submit their petitions and file to be on next March’s Democratic and Republican primary ballots. Many showed up before 8 a.m. outside the Illinois State Board of Elections office in Springfield to file right away.