A county board member collapses at a board meeting


A Menard County Board member collapsed at last night's board meeting.


The Sangamon County coroner says, 78-year-old Merle Kirby of Greenview died of natural causes, just before 8 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center.


Kirby was sitting in the meeting when he said he did not feel right, he pushed his chair back and collapsed. He was the district three chairperson for the Menard County Board.

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