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MATTOON, Ill. (AP) - A county health department in central Illinois says it will close one of its offices because of the state's ongoing budget crisis.

The Mattoon Journal-Gazette (bit.ly/1QAmv9S ) reports that the Coles County Health Department plans to close its Mattoon office on Tuesday. The department's main office in Charleston will remain open.

Administrator Diana Stenger says the department is owed $169,000 by the state, primarily from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Illinois has been without a state budget for the fiscal year that began in July amid an impasse between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the majority-Democrat Legislature.

Information from: Mattoon Journal-Gazette, http://www.jg-tc.com

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