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Graves from a 19th century cemetery were found in the back yard of a home in Oak Brook, and will be relocated to another cemetery. (Credit: CBS)

Archaeologists Relocating Graves Found In Yard In Oak Brook

A team of archaeologists has been excavating the yard of a west suburban home for the past two weeks, after the residents unearthed several graves from a 19th century cemetery.

08/01/2014

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The 5 Strangest Cemeteries In The World

Check out some of the world’s strangest cemeteries on your next vacation.

02/19/2014

Vincent Peterson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Stealing Cemetery Vases

A man has been charged with stealing dozens of grave markers from Chicago area cemeteries.

06/21/2013

The bronze grave markers at the graves of Michelle Ryan's parents were stolen last year. (CBS)

Cemetery Thefts Bring More Grief To Family

Police say Cedar Park Cemetery in Calumet Park is getting hit hard by thieves looking to cash in on bronze grave markers. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

07/12/2012

Shadow Of A Cemetery Worker (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Fritchey Wants Sheriff To Take Over Indigent Burials

A Cook County commissioner wants the county sheriff to take over some of the duties of burying indigent and unidentified people, after a backlog at the county morgue led to more than 300 bodies being stacked up at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office earlier this year.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2012

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Dart Furious About Latest Homewood Cemetery Scandal

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says he is fed up, after yet another problem at a south suburban cemetery.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

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

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Boys Knock Over 17 Headstones At Crystal Lake Cemetery

Two suburban teenagers are in hot water with the law, after police say boredom led them to ransack a Crystal Lake cemetery.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Police confiscated stolen urns on the South Side. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Authorities: Cemetery Urn Thief Had Worked At Burr Oak

Another Burr Oak Cemetery employee has been linked to criminal activity in cemeteries, this time involving the theft of decorative urns.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2011

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.

04/05/2011

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

Bodies Stacked 8 Deep At Cemetery

Cook County sheriff’s officials have found bodies stacked on top of each other – some buried eight at a time, at a south suburban cemetery.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2011

Shadow Of A Cemetery Worker (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Headstones, Veteran Flags Vandalized At NW Side Cemetery

omeone vandalized a Chicago cemetery over the weekend, tipping over several grave markers and monuments and pulling up several flags placed at the grave sites of veterans.

11/09/2010

McHenry Headstones

Three Youths Charged With Cemetery Vandalism

Three youths have been charged with vandalizing two northwest suburban cemeteries, after allegedly knocking over dozens of headstones over the Halloween weekend.

11/04/2010

McHenry Headstones

Mayhem In McHenry After Vandals Strike Twice

First, dozens of headstones were vandalized. Then, dozens of cars were smashed up in driveways all across McHenry. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

CBS 2–11/03/2010