Cook County Medical Examiner

In what may have been in last public appearance, Charlie Trotter appeared at a culinary conference in Jackson Hole over the weekend. (Credit: Richard Ofstein MD, for Planet Jackson Hole)

After Autopsy, Cause Of Charlie Trotter’s Death Remains Undetermined

The cause of Charlie Trotter’s death remained undetermined following an autopsy by the Cook County Medical Examiner.

11/06/2013

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Man Dies After Being Pulled From Belmont Harbor

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was initially hospitalized in “very critical” condition after he was pulled from the water about 5:30 p.m., authorities said.

06/06/2013

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Ceremony Pays Tribute To Those Who Died Indigent In Cook County

A noontime ceremony in the Loop paid tribute to almost 400 men and women who died indigent during the past year – and were buried at county expense.

05/29/2013

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Unclaimed Body In County Morgue To Get Veterans Burial

Starting today, the Cook County Medical Examiner is posting names of the unclaimed and unidentified on-line — hoping to find their families and their identities.

03/06/2013

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Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office Uses Database To ID Body

The Cook County Medical Examiner is reporting the first success in an effort to identify 20 bodies at the morgue.

03/02/2013

Urooj Khan. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

Autopsy Finds Nothing New In Poisoned Lottery Winner’s Death

The Cook County Medical Examiner announced Friday that an autopsy of a poisoned lottery winner shed no new light on how cyanide got into his system.

03/01/2013

Dr. Nancy Jones

Former Medical Examiner Grants Newspaper Interview In Wake Of Scandal

The former Cook County Medical Examiner is speaking out for the first time after being forced from office two months ago.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Heat A Factor In Six Deaths In Cook County So Far

The third straight day of triple digit heat has led to the deaths of at least six people, authorities said on Friday.

07/06/2012

Toni Preckwinkle

Report: Conditions At Cook County Morgue Left Preckwinkle ‘Jarred’

A published report says the findings of an audit of the Cook County morgue left Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle “jarred.”

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Dr. Nancy Jones

Cook County Medical Examiner To Retire At End Of July

After months of investigations into an overcrowding scandal at the Cook County morgue, the office is undergoing a major shakeup.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

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Two Dead, Five Injured In Series Of South Side Shootings

Two men were killed and five others were wounded in at least four separate shootings in Chicago.

05/11/2012

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

County Board Imposes New Restrictions On Medical Examiner

The Cook County Board on Monday imposed new rules and regulations on the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office to address the recent scandal in which bodies were found stacked in an overflowing cooler and otherwise mishandled.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012

Police Tape Around Light Pole (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police Find Body Near Metra Parking Lot In Park Ridge

Park Ridge police are investigating what they’re calling the “suspicious” death of a man whose body was found early Thursday in the 200 block of Summit Avenue near a Metra parking area.

02/09/2012

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2 Found Dead In Elmwood Park

Police in west suburban Elmwood Park are investigating the deaths of two men whose bodies were found in a home.

01/20/2012

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

Funeral Director: Conditions At Cook County Morgue Are ‘Horrendous’

“Horrendous” is how one funeral director describes conditions inside the Cook County Medical Examiner’s cooler.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Bodies Doubled Up Again At Cook County Morgue

The Cook County Morgue is once again double-stacking bodies on trays in its cooler.

WBBM Newsradio–10/06/2011

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Medical Examiner To Donate Bodies Of Indigents To Science

The bodies of those who die in Cook County will now be donated to science if their families lack funds for burial.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

Chicago Police Officer Kevin Robinson (handout/CBS)

Police Officer Died After Inhaling Fumes

Noxious chemical fumes caused the death of a Chicago police officer, weeks after he breathed in fumes from a cleaning solution at the Morgan Park District police station, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2011

Ambulance

22-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Englewood

A 22-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

09/20/2011

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Body Found In Alley In Logan Square

Chicago police say they’re investigating the discovery of a body in an alley this morning in the Logan Square neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2011

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