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      New chief wanted in Blandinsville

      A McDonough County village is searching for a new police chief.

      Long-time Blandinsville Chief Justin Lundgren accepted a position of chief deputy of the McDonough County Sheriff's Office.

      The village made the announcement Wednesday by way of a press release.

      During his time with the department, Lundgren oversaw numerous operations including the procurement of public safety grants that allowed the department to purchases in-car cameras for the patrol cars.

      He also served as a part-time officer to the countywide drug task force.

      Assistant Chief Robert Phelps will act as interim police chief until a permanent replacement is found.