Cook County Morgue

Cook County Morgue To Launch Grief Counseling Partnership With UICThe Cook County Board has approved a pilot grief counseling program for the families who must come to the County morgue to identify remains, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
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.
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.”
Cook County Medical Examiner To Retire At End Of JulyAfter months of investigations into an overcrowding scandal at the Cook County morgue, the office is undergoing a major shakeup.
Cardinal George Oversees Indigent Burials At Mt. Olivet CemeteryRain softly began to fall on Wednesday as Francis Cardinal George completed prayers at Mt. Olivet Cemetery for dozens of people whose bodies had been stored at the county morgue since November or December.
2 County Morgue Workers Fired, 1 Threatens To Come Back With GunThe overcrowding scandal at the Cook County Medical Examiner's office has cost two workers their jobs and led to disciplinary action against a third.
Family Sues After Woman's Body Left At Morgue For 14 MonthsA woman's body sat unidentified in the Cook County Medical Examiner's office for 14 months, despite the best efforts of the family to identify her. Now, the family has filed suit against the county, alleging that morgue personnel stymied their attempts to find and identify her.
Officials Don't Know Why 15 Bodies Are Still At County MorgueA Cook County spokeswoman says officials can’t figure out the reason the Medical Examiner’s office is still holding 15 of the bodies that have been in the morgue for 10 months or longer.
Preckwinkle Outlines Reforms At County MorgueCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today will outline proposals for big changes at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Preckwinkle Sends Staff To Fix Morgue ProblemsCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says there’s no question: If the county morgue had better management there wouldn’t be what sources say is a pileup of bodies there.
‘Sacrilegious’ — Bodies Piling Up At Cook County MorgueTo the disgust of some staff, bodies are piling up at the office of the Cook County Medical Examiner, stacked atop each other in blue plastic tarps against a wall of the storage cooler because of ongoing financial woes.
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