A third Republican has announced he wants to be McDonough County's next sheriff. Bryan Baca lives in Macomb and works for the Illinois Department of Corrections as the Operations Warden at the Illinois River Correctional Center in Canton.
There will be a primary election for McDonough County Sheriff next year now that a second Republican has entered the race. Justin Lundgren is a detective with the McDonough County Sheriff's Office who specializes in investigating felony cases, child abuse, and homicide.
McDonogh County Sheriff Rick VanBrooker announced this month he will retire when his current term expires at the end of November 2018. His number two in command has followed up quickly with the announcement that he wants to replace VanBrooker.
Stan Carman, 77, died early Friday at McDonough District Hospital. Carman served in the Navy and later worked in the private sector before joining the McDonough County Sheriff's Department on January 1, 1967.
Bonnie Skripps, President of the Humane Society of McDonough County, said the group does fundraising "all the time." The organization decided to use some of the cash it raised to buy infrared thermometers for law enforcement agencies in the county.