Married to Lisa Rankin, a 1994 Graduate of Lake Land College and bookkeeper for CCAR Industries in Charleston, IL

Father of Derek Rankin, a 2007 graduate from Charleston High School, who has earned an Associate’s Degree in Network Administration at Parkland Community College.  Derek is an IT Engineer with Pavlov Media, Champaign, IL.  Derek is also a military veteran having served 6 years in the Air National Guard with one tour at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

Papa to Aaron, 7 and Elliot 1

Attends Salisbury Church


  • B.A. Degree, Eastern Illinois University
  • Associate in Applied Science in Corrections, Lake Land College
  • Associate in Applied Science in Law Enforcement, Lake Land College



  • 16 years law enforcement - 3 years as sheriff
  • United States Army Airborne Veteran
  • Crisis Response Hostage Negotiator (S.W.A.T.)
  • Crisis Response Team (S.W.A.T.)
  • Certified D.A.R.E & Keeping it Real Instructor (K-12)
  • Student I.D. System (Lake Land College, Student Government)
  • Instrumental in implementing the D.U.I. Restitution for Coles County (generated over $207,124.55)
  • Instrumental in implementing the "Article 36" vehicle forfeiture for Coles County (generated over $58,237.43)
  • Certified Defensive Tactical Instructor
  • Coles County Courthouse Security Officer, Correctional Officer & Patrolman
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Lisa Rankin



Derek Rankin



Aaron & Elliot