Thomas Pledge McDonough County Settles Lawsuit from High Speed Chase By Rich Egger • Jul 3, 2019 Rich Egger 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. McDonough County Will Fight Multi-Million Dollar Court Ruling By Rich Egger • May 14, 2019 Wikimedia Commons 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. Veteran Journalists Who Stay Put By Rich Egger • Mar 18, 2014 The Shop Talk panelists discuss the value of institutional memory in newsrooms. New Trial Ordered for High Speed Chase Case By Rich Egger • Mar 1, 2014 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.