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Braidwood city commissioner dies at age 83

Braidwood Commissioner Charlie Hart
Braidwood Commissioner Charlie Hart

Charles Hart, the city of Braidwood's health and safety commissioner died last week at the age of 83.

The city announced Hart's death on its Facebook page.

"The city of Braidwood has lost a valuable asset and friend!" the post read. "Our Health and safety Commissioner Charlie Hart has passed away. Condolences to his Family."

Braidwood City Administrator Tony Altiery said Hart was a "great guy." He said he did not know how Hart died.

"He always worked with everybody," Altiery said. "He was definitely here for the city of Braidwood and the police department."

He added Hart was a "very top of the line guy."

Hart was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and served in the Army, according to his obituary. He worked as a lineman for the utility company Commonwealth Edison and retired after 37 years.

Hart was elected to the Braidwood City Council in 2019.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, his three children, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Hart will be buried in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood with full military honors, according to the obituary.

Altiery said Mayor Bob Jones will have to appoint a replacement for Hart to fill out the remainder of his term in office.

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