Macomb, IL – A McDonough County committee has decided to go with deadbolts instead of electronic locks to control access to the judges' chambers. Board chairman Bob Harwick says initially the group was considering an electronic, thumbprint-activated lock. However, he says judges preferred a simple but strong dead-bolt lock. Harwick says security became an issue when a man tried to fight his way back into the judges' area several weeks ago.
He says the locks should be installed by the beginning of the year and will cost about $1,000.