Springfield authorities have confirmed that the victims of a plane crash Tuesday were the Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards, her husband Frank – a former fire chief and alderman, and John Evans, of Glenarm.
Cinda Edwards was appointed coroner in 2011. Frank Edwards served on the Springfield City Council and stepped in as mayor after the death of then-Mayor Tim Davlin in 2010.
NPR Illinois talked with State Journal-Register Political Columnist Bernie Schoenburg about the Edwards’ years of public service.
Schoenburg and his colleagues at the SJ-R wrote about how family and friends remember the Edwards.