The Telegraph's editor, Ron DeBrock, dies at 62


Ron DeBrock, an award-winning journalist and editor of The Telegraph (Alton, Illinois) since 2019, died late Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 22, at his home in Godfrey after an illness. He was 62.

No services are planned. Anyone wishing to make a memorial is encouraged to instead support any local animal shelter.

DeBrock was a nearly lifelong journalist who started working in newspapers and other publications in high school in Manlius, located in Bureau County in northwestern Illinois. 

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