Tri States Public Radio Staff
Wed June 1, 2005
Republican Announces for McDonough Sheriff
Macomb, IL – Rick VanBrooker of Macomb believes he has the experience needed to run the McDonough County Sheriff's Department. VanBrooker has spent 19 years in law enforcement, including the past dozen as a Hancock County sheriff's deputy. He plans to draw on that experience to battle meth, which he believes is the biggest crime problem facing McDonough County. VanBrooker is not releasing details of his plans for the office. He says those will come later. The current McDonough County sheriff is Mike Johnson, who is a Democrat.