Cadavers stored in cardboard boxes found in a closet at Malcolm X College. (Credit: Dennis Stefanowicz)

Unidentified Cadavers Found At Malcolm X College Buried ‘With Dignity’

A lawsuit filed in April revealed that unidentified “decomposing” human corpses were stored at several City Colleges of Chicago campuses.


Cardinal George

A Final Farewell To Francis Cardinal George

Chicago and Catholics worldwide were preparing to say goodbye to Francis Cardinal George, who was the spiritual leader of the third largest Archdiocese in the U.S., and served the church in Rome for more than a decade.


The late Helen Roach (courtesy Grady Davis)

Woman’s Body Unclaimed, But Her Friends Are Trying To Arrange A Proper Burial

Eleonora Roach is fondly remembered by a co-worker, who thinks it’s a shame she had no one when to look after her when she died. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.


Portrait of Jane Byrne. (Credit: Chicago History Museum)

Funeral Set For Late Mayor Jane Byrne

Jane Byrne died Friday at the age of 81. She was the city’s first and only female mayor, but her funeral won’t only be about her political achievements. It’s also about her life as a mother, grandmother, and aunt.


Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

Funeral Held For Slain Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield

Visitation services were held Sunday for Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield at the Genesis Convention Center. His funeral was scheduled for Monday morning at the convention center, followed by a procession to his burial service in Shererville.


U.S. Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen (Family Photo)

Mokena Soldier Laid To Rest

Friends and family of a fallen soldier from Mokena were preparing to say their final goodbyes on Tuesday, when 19-year-old Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen will be laid to rest after he was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.


A solemn ceremony on Chicago's south side today: Dozens of bodies found stacked up at the Cook County morgue were buried. (Credit: Brandis Friedman)

Cardinal George Oversees Indigent Burials At Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Rain softly began to fall on Wednesday as Francis Cardinal George completed prayers at Mt. Olivet Cemetery for dozens of people whose bodies had been stored at the county morgue since November or December.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2012

Sars Benefit Concert Held In Toronto

Jagger, Richards To Pay For Burial Of Chicago Bluesman

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones are footing the bill for the private burial of Chicago bluesman Hubert Sumlin.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Soldier Funeral

Soldier Killed In Vietnam To Receive Proper Burial, Nearly 40 Years Later

A soldier from Blue Island who was 17 when he died in Vietnam will be buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery this week.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

Funeral parlor. (Credit: CBS)

Ministers Decry Lack Of Funds To Bury Indigent

A group of Chicago ministers wants the governor and state lawmakers to come up with more money for the burial of indigents.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

Lura Lynn Ryan

Lura Lynn Ryan Laid To Rest At Private Ceremony

Lura Lynn Ryan, the wife of imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan was buried on Tuesday at a private service and Ryan’s lawyer said the former governor was not there.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

Scales Of Justice

Man Sues Funeral Home Over Mother’s ‘Humiliating’ Burial

A man has sued a Chicago funeral home and a cemetery over what he claims was the botched body preparation of his mother, and a humiliating burial experience.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

The indigent burial site at Homewood Memorial Gardens. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Cemetery Burial Reforms For Indigent Proposed

A Cook County commissioner will propose at tomorrow’s board meeting that the county do a better job of burying the indigent and unidentifiable.


Sally Katona-King (Credit: CBS 2)

Woman Killed At ‘L’ Station Laid To Rest

On Saturday, family and friends of Sally Katona-King honored the life of a woman who rebounded from tragedies, including the violent death of her husband. Katona-King’s relatives now have to do the same.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2011