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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 arrested for allegedly defrauding senior
A Springfield financial advisor has been arrested for allegedly defrauding an 84-year-old woman from Sangamon County out of $65,000.
Sheriff's Office Investigating Metal Theft at Formosa Plant
As crews continue to demolish the former Formosa Plant, thieves are targeting the plant as well, stealing scrap metal, particularly copper.
Security added to razed Ill. chemical plant
A chemical company is adding security to the site of a former manufacturing plant in central Illinois after a series of scrap metal thefts.
Carrollton man seeking state office
Josh Evans, a native of Carrollton, said he's running on the Democratic ticket, but is not bound by any party's values.
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.