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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

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

CBS 2 obtained this photo of bagged bodies stacked at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is over its storage capacity.

Pastors Decry Conditions At Medical Examiner’s Office

Chicago pastors and other religious leaders are all heading to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office Friday morning, demanding that officials clean up deplorable conditions inside.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2012

CBS 2 obtained this photo of bagged bodies stacked at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is over its storage capacity.

44 Bodies Have Lain In Morgue For At Least 10 Months

The Cook County Board President’s office says a staggering 44 bodies have been in the morgue cooler for 10 months or longer, awaiting burial.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

Snow plows clear the road on highway. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Chris Oberholtz)

Report: County Highway Workers Dumped Chemicals At Maintenance Yards

A new report accuses Cook County highway workers of dumping chemicals at maintenance yards.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

Toni Preckwinkle and Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

City-County Task Force Finds $11 Million In Savings

A task force assigned with finding ways for Chicago and Cook County to save money by joining efforts has apparently found some.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Cook County Seal

Public Weighs In On Next Year’s Cook County Budget

Businesspeople, county employees and the public lined up Thursday night for the chance to voice opinions on next year’s Cook County budget.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Quinn Expresses Doubt About Ending Some Marijuana Arrests

Chicago area leaders are considering a new approach to the War on Drugs, but the State of Illinois still a distance from buying in.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011