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The bodies of two men were discovered near 71st and South Oakley around 3:20 p.m. inside a white Camaro. (Credit: CBS)

Bodies Of 2 Men Found In Car In West Englewood

Two bodies were found inside a car on the South Side and one of the victims worked for Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown.

05/22/2013

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Medical Examiner To Post Information, Photos Of Unidentified Bodies

Beginning Wednesday, the Cook County Medical Examiner will post information about unidentified bodies, including, in some cases, photographs.

03/05/2013

Human remains were found near this site in Burnham. (CBS)

Human Remains Found Buried In South Suburb

Published reports say the skeletal remains could have been buried among the weeds and burned out buildings for a couple of years.

02/22/2013

John Wayne Gacy

Sheriff Dart Pushes For New Dig For Gacy Victims

The possibility that more victims of John Wayne Gacy could be buried on the Northwest Side has prompted the Cook County sheriff to push once again for a dig on private property.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2012

Dr. Nancy Jones

Cook County Medical Examiner To Retire At End Of July

After months of investigations into an overcrowding scandal at the Cook County morgue, the office is undergoing a major shakeup.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Homewood Memorial Gardens had a backlog of bodies that were buried this weekend. (CBS)

Sheriff’s Office Present As 11 Bodies Found In Storage Are Buried

Eleven bodies that had been stockpiled at a suburban cemetery were put to rest Saturday under the supervision of the Cook County Sheriff’s Department. CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

04/14/2012

CBS 2 obtained this photo of bagged bodies stacked at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is over its storage capacity.

Officials Don’t Know Why 15 Bodies Are Still At County Morgue

A Cook County spokeswoman says officials can’t figure out the reason the Medical Examiner’s office is still holding 15 of the bodies that have been in the morgue for 10 months or longer.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Cook County Seal

County Board Delays Vote On Making It Easier To Fire Medical Examiner

The Cook County Board has decided to slow down on taking away Cook County Medical Examiner Nancy Jones’ job-for-life status over the scandal involving bodies stacked on top of one another at the morgue.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

CBS 2 obtained this photo of bagged bodies stacked at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is over its storage capacity.

Pastors Decry Conditions At Medical Examiner’s Office

Chicago pastors and other religious leaders are all heading to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office Friday morning, demanding that officials clean up deplorable conditions inside.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2012

CBS 2 obtained this photo of bagged bodies stacked at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is over its storage capacity.

Preckwinkle Outlines Reforms At County Morgue

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today will outline proposals for big changes at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

WBBM Newsradio–01/26/2012

CBS 2 obtained this photo of bagged bodies stacked at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is over its storage capacity.

44 Bodies Have Lain In Morgue For At Least 10 Months

The Cook County Board President’s office says a staggering 44 bodies have been in the morgue cooler for 10 months or longer, awaiting burial.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

CBS 2 obtained this photo of bagged bodies stacked at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is over its storage capacity.

Preckwinkle Sends Staff To Fix Morgue Problems

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says there’s no question: If the county morgue had better management there wouldn’t be what sources say is a pileup of bodies there.

01/22/2012

Sauk Village Murders

Mystery Surrounds Slain Men Discovered At Real Estate Showing

More details are emerging about the discovery of two murdered men during a real estate showing at a Sauk Village a house.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

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Remains Of Gacy Victims Exhumed In Attempt To ID Them

The remains of eight unidentified victims of John Wayne Gacy were secretly exhumed last spring.

10/12/2011

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Bodies Doubled Up Again At Cook County Morgue

The Cook County Morgue is once again double-stacking bodies on trays in its cooler.

WBBM Newsradio–10/06/2011

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Medical Examiner To Donate Bodies Of Indigents To Science

The bodies of those who die in Cook County will now be donated to science if their families lack funds for burial.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

Two bodies were recovered from a manure pile in Gary, Ind. over the weekend. (CBS)

2nd Body Pulled From Ind. Manure Pile Is Identified

Authorities have now identified both bodies found over Easter weekend buried in a pile of manure on a rural property in Gary, Ind. The victims had been shot.

05/16/2011

Two bodies were recovered from a manure pile in Gary, Ind. over the weekend. (CBS)

Bodies Found In Manure Pile At Gary Horse Farm

Two unidentified bodies were discovered over the weekend in a manure pile at a Gary, Ind., horse farm.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

St. Johannes Cemetery

Grave Relocation At Cemetery Near O’Hare Creates Confusion

Some families are complaining about the way the city is removing bodies from a suburban cemetery to pave the way for the further expansion of O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2011

Burr Oak Dig

More Bodies Found Dumped At Burr Oak Cemetery

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said Monday that archeologists have uncovered bodies and bones in an unused section of the historic Burr Oak Cemetery, in far greater numbers than previously believed.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2011

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