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Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Cook County Morgue Might Cremate Some Unclaimed Bodies

The 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.

09/12/2013

AquaGreen Dispositions

New South Suburban Company Offers Flameless Cremations

A 23-year-old south suburban funeral director has just started what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind in Illinois – flameless cremations.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2012

Carter Funeral Chapels

Shuttered Funeral Home Hit With Lawsuit

The Carter Funeral Chapel–closed down last week because it had no electricity or heat–has been hit with a lawsuit from a woman who says her mother’s body was held there for more than six weeks without being cremated.

02/27/2012

Animated demonstration of alkaline hydrolysis, a flameless cremation process under review by the governor's office. (Photo Courtesy: Matthews Cremation North America)

New Flameless Cremation Process Could Be Legalized In Illinois

For 20,000 years, people have been using fire to cremate their loved ones. Now, for the first time, there’s a new way to do cremations and, if Gov. Pat Quinn signs a measure approved by the legislature, it could be available in Illinois by march.

CBS 2–12/28/2011

Funeral parlor. (Credit: CBS)

Donations Pour In To Pay For Cremation For Slain Homeless Man

An outpouring of public donations has paid for the cremation of a homeless Vietnam-era veteran who was killed in downtown Elgin.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011