An area state lawmaker who was diagnosed earlier this year with prostate cancer has died.
A statement issued by the office of 94th District State says Representative Rich Myers died Wednesday night.
The Colchester Republican began his first term in the Illinois House in 19-95.
Myers had just won a ninth term in the House in the November election.
He was 62.
Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, at the Scotland
Trinity Presbyterian Church in Macomb.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday at two on the Campus of Western Illinois University.