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McDonough County to Install Electronic Locks

Macomb, IL – McDonough County will install electronic, thumbprint activated locks on the doors leading to the judges' chambers. Board Chairman Bob Harwick says the circuit judges had asked for increased security for the courthouse. He says an incident in which a courthouse visitor was stopped while trying to gain access to the chambers during the evening helped convince county board members of the need. Harwick says the move is a start, and further measures will be discussed later. The set of four locks will cost $1,000.