Cook County Medical Examiner's Office Receives National AccreditationWhen the office lost accreditation in 2011, there was a shortage of staff, and overcrowding that led to bodies being stacked on top of each other.
'Graphic' Autopsy Reports Found For Valentine's Day Massacre Of 1929It's not clear if the telling documents will be made available to the public, 87 years after the mob-related hit on Chicago's North Side.
Commissioner Wants Medical Examiner To Stop Identifying Latinos As Black Or WhiteA Cook County commissioner has asked the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office for a Latino designation when identifying the race of those who die in the county.
Report: Suspect Shot By Police Suffered 16 Gunshot WoundsLaquan McDonald was shot after he allegedly slashed the tires of several vehicles, including a police squad car, and allegedly refused officers’ orders to drop his knife on Oct. 20, 2014.
Police Procession Escorts Body Of Slain Merrillville Officer To MorgueRelatives, friends, and colleagues of a fallen police officer were gathering in Oak Lawn on Tuesday to pay tribute to the first Merrillville, Indiana, police officer killed in the line of duty.
Cook County Morgue Gets New Cooler, More WorkersThe Cook County Medical Examiner's office says conditions are improving at the morgue thanks to more employees and a new $1.4 million cooler.
Cook County Morgue Might Cremate Some Unclaimed BodiesThe Cook County Medical Examiner’s office is one step closer to cremating some bodies stored at the county morgue — rather than letting them pile up.
Ceremony Pays Tribute To Those Who Died Indigent In Cook CountyA 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.
Medical Examiner's List Of Unidentified Bodies Begins Yielding ResultsJust a few weeks after the Cook County Medical Examiner put its list of unidentified and unclaimed remains online, a family has now stepped forward to make identification.
Unclaimed Body In County Morgue To Get Veterans BurialStarting today, the Cook County Medical Examiner is posting names of the unclaimed and unidentified on-line -- hoping to find their families and their identities.
Cook County Medical Examiner's Office Uses Database To ID BodyThe Cook County Medical Examiner is reporting the first success in an effort to identify 20 bodies at the morgue.
Autopsy Finds Nothing New In Poisoned Lottery Winner's DeathThe 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.