Cook County Medical Examiner
Medical authorities are examining human remains found in south suburban Palos Park over the weekend – more than two months after a distraught Lakeview man disappeared in the area.
The cause of Charlie Trotter’s death remained undetermined following an autopsy by the Cook County Medical Examiner.
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.
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.
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.
The Cook County Medical Examiner is reporting the first success in an effort to identify 20 bodies at the morgue.
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.
The former Cook County Medical Examiner is speaking out for the first time after being forced from office two months ago.
The third straight day of triple digit heat has led to the deaths of at least six people, authorities said on Friday.
A published report says the findings of an audit of the Cook County morgue left Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle “jarred.”
After months of investigations into an overcrowding scandal at the Cook County morgue, the office is undergoing a major shakeup.
Two men were killed and five others were wounded in at least four separate shootings in Chicago.
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.
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.
Police in west suburban Elmwood Park are investigating the deaths of two men whose bodies were found in a home.
“Horrendous” is how one funeral director describes conditions inside the Cook County Medical Examiner’s cooler.
The Cook County Morgue is once again double-stacking bodies on trays in its cooler.
The bodies of those who die in Cook County will now be donated to science if their families lack funds for burial.
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.
A 22-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.