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Menard County's state's attorney, Ken Baumgarten, has died of natural causes. Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards tells The Associated Press that Baumgarten was pronounced dead Friday at Memorial Medical Center's emergency room in Springfield just before midnight.
Man faces federal gun and drug charges
Springfield A Menard county man, Charles Brackhan, 40, of Greenview, Ill., made his initial appearance in federal court following his arrest Wednesday night on federal drug and gun charges.
Illinois Board of Education sets map for 35 regional education offices
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State board of education redraws regional office map, but local office not affected
The Illinois State Board of Education has redrawn the map of regional education offices to meet a deadline set by the Legislature.