Saline County Board Chairman Jay Williams confirmed Monday that Saline County Sheriff Keith Brown resigned.

“We’ll meet Tuesday to appoint his successor,” Williams said.

Saline County Board had called a meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday to appoint Brown’s successor. As of Monday, Williams expected to have a quorum at the meeting.

Brown was elected in 2006, replacing retiring Sheriff Ed Miller. He started his more than 30-year career in law enforcement as a jailer in Saline County, before taking a job with Illinois State Police. He did not seek re-election in the primary earlier this year.

J. “Whipper” Johnson is the Republican candidate for sheriff. Ken Clore is the Democratic candidate.

— Marilyn Halstead

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