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WILLIAMSON COUNTY: Former prosecutor dead at age 65

Posted by on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 @ 9:54 am.

Chuck Garnati

WILLIAMSON CO., Ill, - Williamson County's former, long-time prosecutor has died.

Charles (Chuck) Garnati, 65, who retired from the office three years ago, died around 2:10 this morning (Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

It was reported to us yesterday by a Williamson County public official that Garnati was in an induced coma, but exactly what his ailment was is unclear.

Garnati resigned in 2014 after being censured by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission over the situation with Marcus Marshall a few years earlier.

Since that time he had been in private practice.

Despite the combative relationship Garnati had with Disclosure over the censuring and ultimately resignation, he was nevertheless admired by many in the area, not the least of which was the late Saline County State's Attorney Mike Henshaw, who helped soften the aggravation between Garnati and this paper on many occasions.

As well, Garnati was particularly fond of our Marion correspondent Becky Grimes, who said that during an occasion when the telephone company kept changing her number, Garnati personally walked with her to the phone company (next door to the courthouse) to get it resolved, and always spoke to her every time he saw her.

Garnati had held the office of prosecutor in Williamson from 1984 until his resignation, a record 30 years.

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