Urban County Council member Diane Lawless has been hospitalized for a week-and-a-half with pneumonia and stomach problems. Lawless described her illness as "acute."
She declined to give further details of her illness except to say, "I got really, really, really sick. And I hope to get really, really, really better." Speaking from her room at St. Joseph Hospital, Lawless, 59, said she was "recovering nicely"
She did not know when she will go home. "Every day I think I'm going to be discharged. Then the doctor gets the lab results and says "probably tomorrow,'" she said.
Lawless is serving her first term as the 3th Council District representative. She is running unopposed for re-election in November.