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Justin Lundgren

Two years ago Justin Lundgren was a detective for the McDonough County Sheriff's Department and a candidate in the Republican primary for sheriff. Today he is no longer allowed to work in law enforcement.

Rich Egger

A tentative deal has been reached in an estate battle involving former McDonough County Sheriff's Deputy Justin Lundgren and his siblings. Details were not made public after a court hearing Monday, and it turns out not everyone is on board with the deal.


Court documents state Justin Lundgren is charged with Theft, a Class 2 felony. He is accused of taking between $10,000 and $100,000 from the estate of his mother, Mildred Lundgren.

Tri States Public Radio

The McDonough County Sheriff's Office placed Deputy Justin Lundgren on paid administrative leave on May 30, 2018. Lundgren's annual salary is $58,000.

Lundgren Ordered to Repay Estate

May 21, 2018

Former McDonough County Sheriff candidate Justin Lundgren has been removed as executor of his late mother's estate.  A judge also ordered Lundgren to repay the money he spent from the account.

Judge Asks Lundgren to Explain Estate Expenses

Apr 3, 2018
TSPR's Rich Egger

Former McDonough County sheriff candidate Justin Lundgren was back in court regarding his late mother's estate.  Lundgren's siblings are asking a judge to remove him as executor, citing $76,000 in online bank transfers from the estate account to his personal account.

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McDonough County Sheriff's candidate Justin Lundgren is the executor of his mother's estate, but a judge has ordered him to temporarily stop spending estate assets.

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Justin Lundgren, a detective with the McDonough County Sheriff's Department, is involved in what he calls an "estate battle."  

Justin Lundgren's Public Facebook Page

Justin Lundgren is a detective with the McDonough County Sheriff's Department. Lundgren moved to Macomb from Tennessee, IL. He said his 25 year tenure with the sheriff’s department makes him qualified to be sheriff.

Sheriff Candidates Respond to Released 911 Tapes

Feb 8, 2018
TSPR Emily Boyer

The three Republican candidates running to replace McDonough County Sheriff Rick VanBrooker spoke with Tri States Public Radio about the release of 911 audio recordings from last April that detail a reckless driving complaint against the Sheriff.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

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.

Lundgren Enters Race for McDonough County Sheriff

Jul 9, 2017

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.