South Shore Woman Is Cook County’s 15th Cold Related DeathAn autopsy found she died of chronic ethanolism and cold exposure, the medical examiner’s office said. Her death was ruled an accident.
Manner Of Death Of Man In Burning Car Still UndeterminedHe was identified by dental records as 66-year-old Frank Siwiec of Orland Park, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Cook County Seeks Public's Help Identifying Deceased Child Found In MarkhamThe Cook County Medical Examiner's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying a child found dead in a vacant Markham home during a house fire last month.
Police: Man Killed, 3 Injured In Dolton CrashThe driver, one of five men in the vehicle thought to be in their 20s, lost control and the vehicle struck a dumpster and another parked car.
1 Dead, 3 Injured In Rollover Crash On I-80/94 In Lake StationOne of the backseat passengers was ejected from the pickup, which rolled on top of him, state police said.
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.