EUREKA, Ill. (AP) -- A 54-year-old alderman credited with keeping his central Illinois city in good financial shape has died.
Officials say Eureka Alderman Richard Waters died Sunday. A cause of death hasn't been disclosed.
Waters had been an alderman since May 2001.
Alderman Zach Sancken tells the (Peoria) Journal Star that Waters was the most fiscally conservative person on the city's board and the most responsible person he'd ever met with taxpayer dollars.
He credited Waters with keeping Eureka in good financial shape.
Eureka Mayor Scott Punke will have to appoint someone to finish Waters' term.
Waters is survived by his wife and two sons.
Visitation for Waters is set for Thursday, and funeral services are scheduled for Friday.
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