Carter Funeral Chapels
The Cook County sheriff says a South Side funeral director – whose business was closed down last year – has been arrested and charged with operating a funeral home without a license.
The Carter Funeral Chapel–closed down last week because it had no electricity or heat–has been hit with a lawsuit from a woman who says her mother’s body was held there for more than six weeks without being cremated.
Five days after his funeral home was shut down for lack of heat or power, a South Shore mortician said he’s not about to go out of business.
The owner of a South Shore neighborhood funeral home is defending himself, after police and city inspectors shut down his business and said they found several code violations.
A former worker said bodies were not properly stored in coolers, but instead were placed in the garage in winter and cooled with frozen water packs in summer.