Burr Oak Cemetery

Former Burr Oak Cemetery Worker Gets Probation For Desecrating BodiesA former backhoe operator at the historic Burr Oak Cemetery was sentenced to three years probation Friday for desecrating bodies and removing skeletal remains to sell more graves to unsuspecting families mourning their loved ones.
Emmett Till's Family Leads Memorial Marking 60th Anniversary Of His MurderIt was 60 years ago today that 14-year-old Emmett Till was beaten and shot in the head for reportedly whistling at a white woman while visiting relatives in Mississippi, and his family led a memorial procession to his grave in Alsip.
Final Burr Oak Scandal Defendant Pleads Guilty To Desecrating GravesMaurice Dailey, who was a backhoe operator at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, pleaded guilty to desecration, removal of buried remains and removal of headstone charges.
Sentencing In Burr Oak Scandal Delayed; Prosecutors Seek 15-Year SentencesKeith and Terrence Nicks’ conduct was so “unique” in its depravity, they need to be put behind bars despite their lack of criminal backgrounds, Assistant State’s Attorney Nick Trutenko argued, asking Judge Joan Margaret O’Brien to sentence the brothers to consecutive terms.
Brothers Found Guilty In Burr Oak Cemetery Desecration CaseA Cook County jury has convicted two brothers accused of digging up graves and reselling plots at a suburban Chicago cemetery.
Burr Oak Grounds Foreman Denies Desecrating Human RemainsIn a firm voice, the former grounds foreman at the historic Burr Oak Cemetery denied Tuesday that he desecrated human remains and insisted that he pushed management to improve the dilapidated south suburban site, the Sun-Times is reporting.
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.
Former Supervisor Of Burr Oak Cemetery Eager To Clear Name In CourtIn this Original Report, CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot explains why he can't wait to have his day in court.
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.
Former Burr Oak Superintendent: Problems At Cemetery Predated My EmploymentFor the first time, Keith Nicks is telling his side of the story to CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot.
New Plans And Memorial For Burr Oak CemeteryA new memorial will be up sometime this year at the historic Burr Oak Cemetery, three years after a gruesome scandal in which bodies were dug up and plots were resold.
Small Cemeteries May Win Exemption From Regulations Aimed At Burr OakSmall cemeteries, pending the approval of Gov. Pat Quinn, will be exempt from many strict standards imposed after the infamous grave reselling scandal at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip.