Sheriff Rick VanBrooker

Boat Capsized
10:07 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Boater Dies at Argyle Lake State Park

Argyle Lake
Credit Rich Egger

Rescue workers spent more than six hours searching for a western Illinois man who disappeared after the boat he was in took on water and capsized at Argyle Lake State Park.

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Cameras
1:42 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

County Will Upgrade Courthouse Security

The McDonough County courthouse will take the first step toward becoming a “secure courthouse.” Sheriff Rick VanBrooker said the county is a bit behind the times when it comes to security. He said a new video monitoring system will close the gap.

The county is advertising for bids. VanBrooker would like to have a battery of 18 cameras to monitor entrances, hallways, stairwells and the courtrooms.

Cost is a consideration but not the only one.

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