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Sheriff Bustos Will Not Run for Re-election


Rock Island County Sheriff Gerry Bustos will not run for re-election next year. Friday he announced he'll retire after 38 years with the Sheriff's Office, and eight years as sheriff.

His term will officially end on November 30th, 2022.

In his statement he says, "Now it's my turn to step aside and let new voices in our profession be heard and allow them the opportunity to carry the torch for the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office."

Just last month his wife, Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, announced she will also not run for re-election next year.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.