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October 24, 2014, 5:18 am
970 WMAY News

Menard County State's Attorney Dies of Natural Causes

Memorial services have not yet been set for Menard County State’s Attorney Ken Baumgarten.


Baumgarten died Friday night at Memorial Medical Center of natural causes. He was 55. He had served as Menard County’s top prosecutor for 15 years, and had recently filed to run for circuit judge.


There’s been no official word yet on who will take over the state’s attorney’s office for the remainder of Baumgarten’s term.


He is survived by his wife, former Channel 20 anchor Susan Finzen, and two children.

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