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.