Adams County Courthouse - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Adams County Coroner Jim Keller submitted a letter of resignation to the county board Wednesday morning.

In the letter, Keller said that, although his term runs until 2020, he feels it is time to step down.

Keller cites family considerations as the reason for his resignation.

Keller has served as Adams County Coroner for the past six years.

Keller had been at the center of a controversy recently surrounding the county’s policy on indigent burials.

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