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Services Set for Former Fulton County Lawmaker

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State Rep Mike SmithCANTON, Ill. (AP) — Services are set for former west-central Illinois state representative Mike Smith.

Mike Smith was 48-years-old when he died Saturday at his Canton home of a suspected heart attack.

The Democrat served 16 years in the state Legislature before losing his 2010 re-election bid.

Gov. Pat Quinn later named him to the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board. That appointment drew criticism over whether Smith was qualified for the $94,000 position. Quinn called Smith “a friend” with a long record of working on education in the statehouse.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Oak-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. That’s where services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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