Joliet Man Gets 32 Years For Killing Mom, Dumping Her Body In 2013Shane Smith, 36, admitted to killing Joan Smith during an argument, then dumping her body in the Des Plaines River.
Burr Oak Worker Testifies About Horrors At CemeteryA Burr Oak Cemetery worker testified Thursday that the foreman on site used a sledgehammer to destroy a cement liner surrounding an old casket and once heard him use an expletive to describe the skeletal remains he wanted trashed to make room for a fresh corpse.
Burr Oak Monument Honors Victims Of Burial ScandalAfter touring the now pristine cemetery, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the change there over the past five years has been remarkable.
Burr Oak Scandal Ringleader Reports To PrisonThe alleged ringleader of the grave reselling scandal at Burr Oak Cemetery reported to prison on Monday to begin serving a 12-year sentence.
Emmett Till Museum Still In Jeopardy At Burr Oak CemeteryA published report says yet more fallout has erupted from the scandal at historic Burr Oak Cemetery.
Former Burr Oak Cemetery Director Admits To Gruesome SchemeThe former director of Burr Oak cemetery has pleaded guilty to charges that she profited from the headline-grabbing scheme that involved digging up human remains from graves for resale, and dumping the remains.
Boyfriend Faces Charges In Pool Player's Murder, Body DumpingThe boyfriend competitive pool player is awaiting extradition back to Michigan, after the woman’s body was found in a suitcase near Hobart, Ind.