Former’s Cop’s Daughter Files Lawsuit Against Alleged Body Part TraffickerPequeena Dixon was told that the box of ashes she was handed two years ago by a north suburban cremation business was her father’s cremains. But when the FBI raided Biological Resource Center of Illinois last month, they made a disturbing find, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday: Dixon’s father’s head, shoulders and legs.
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.
New South Suburban Company Offers Flameless CremationsA 23-year-old south suburban funeral director has just started what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind in Illinois – flameless cremations.
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.
New Flameless Cremation Process Could Be Legalized In IllinoisFor 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.
Donations Pour In To Pay For Cremation For Slain Homeless ManAn outpouring of public donations has paid for the cremation of a homeless Vietnam-era veteran who was killed in downtown Elgin.