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During a special meeting Tuesday night, the county board voted unanimously to settle the lawsuit filed over a fatal, high-speed chase involving a sheriff's deputy. The settlement won't come cheaply.

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County board members unanimously agreed to ask the Third District Appellate Court to rehear the Tom Pledge case.  If that is unsuccessful, the county will ask the Illinois Supreme Court to consider the case.

The Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District, reversed a trial court ruling in a lawsuit against the McDonough County Sheriff’s Department and one of its deputies.