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Cook County Medical Examiner’s office

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

Tom Dart

Dart Concerned About Medical Examiner Donating Bodies To Science

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says is concerned about plans by the county Medical Examiner to donate unclaimed bodies for medical research after only two weeks in the morgue.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011


Medical Examiner’s Office Worker Busted In Prostitution Sting

A Cook County Medical Examiner’s office employee was busted in a prostitution sting overnight, for allegedly soliciting a woman who turned out to be an undercover police officer.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011


10 Months Later, Man’s Body Still Awaits Proper Burial

The body of William Berry, 54, has never even made it to the county cemetery, even though he died ten months ago.

WBBM Newsradio–02/18/2011

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Bodies Doubled Up At Cook County Morgue

WBBM Newsradio 780 has learned that the cooler at the Cook County morgue is so crowded right now, bodies are doubled-up on some of the trays.

WBBM Newsradio–01/12/2011