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April 16, 2014, 9:28 am
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Menard County Board Chairman Kirby Dies After Collapsing at Board Meeting


Another shocking death is rocking Menard County government today. County Board chairman Merle Kirby has died unexpectedly.

 

Kirby passed away Tuesday night at Memorial Medical Center, after reportedly collapsing at a county board meeting.

 

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says Kirby had a history of medical issues. She attributes the death to natural causes.

 

Kirby's death comes just weeks after the Menard County State's Attorney, Ken Baumgarten, died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism.

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