Cook County Medical Examiner’s office

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.
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.
Body Of Lottery Winner Reinterred At CemeteryThe remains of Urooj Khan were reinterred Monday following an autopsy of the North Side man who died from cyanide poisoning after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot.
18 Human Heads Found At O'HareInvestigators believe a shipment of 18 human heads intercepted by customs officials at O’Hare International Airport are, in fact, legitimate medical specimens, authorities said Tuesday.
Authorities Seek To Exhume Body Of Poisoned Lottery WinnerIt's a fascinating mystery, with more questions than answers. Authorities have been trying to determine who poisoned a man who died days after winning a $1 million jackpot in a lottery instant game.
Workers At Clerk’s Office, Morgue Charged With CorruptionA Cook County Circuit Court employee has been charged with stealing $3,500 in traffic ticket payments, the fourth clerk’s office employee to face criminal charges this year, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Lawsuit: Medical Examiner Had Man's Body, Never Told FamilyThe family of a John Doe who went unidentified for several months is now suing the Cook county Medical Examiner's office.
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.”
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