Menard County officials are turning to an outside agency for help with the day-to-day operations of the state’s attorney’s office… until a replacement is chosen for Ken Baumgarten.
Baumgarten was the only attorney in the office… and handled all criminal prosecutions along with the county’s legal affairs.
The State’s Attorney Appellate Prosecutor’s office will handle matters until a new state’s attorney is appointed.
The Menard County Republican Party will submit a recommendation to the county board, which must approve the selection.
That person will serve until next November’s general election, when voters will choose someone to serve out the remaining two years of Baumgarten’s term.