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Public Defender In McLean County Resigns

The public defender in McLean County in central Illinois has resigned.

According to reports, Kim Campbell's resignation was announced to her staff Friday by Judge Elizabeth Robb.

The judge also announced a temporary replacement. Peoria lawyer Jeff Flanagan will step into the top post in the public defender's office. He's the former Peoria County public defender.

Campbell released a brief statement to the newspaper saying it was time for her "to move on to new challenges." She said she would take time to focus on her family and "pursue new opportunities." She said it had been an honor to serve.

She had been public defender in McLean County since replacing Amy Davis when she retired in 2010.

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