Dr. Nancy Jones

Dr. Nancy Jones

Former Medical Examiner Grants Newspaper Interview In Wake Of Scandal

The former Cook County Medical Examiner is speaking out for the first time after being forced from office two months ago.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

Toni Preckwinkle

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.”

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Medical Examiner’s Office Suspends Autopsies For Some Deceased People

Due to staffing shortages, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has announced that full autopsies will no longer be performed in certain cases in which drugs or alcohol might have led to a person’s death.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

CBS 2 obtained this photo of bagged bodies stacked at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is over its storage capacity.

County Board Imposes New Restrictions On Medical Examiner

The Cook County Board on Monday imposed new rules and regulations on the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office to address the recent scandal in which bodies were found stacked in an overflowing cooler and otherwise mishandled.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012

Cook County Seal

County Board Delays Vote On Making It Easier To Fire Medical Examiner

The Cook County Board has decided to slow down on taking away Cook County Medical Examiner Nancy Jones’ job-for-life status over the scandal involving bodies stacked on top of one another at the morgue.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

CBS 2 obtained this photo of bagged bodies stacked at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is over its storage capacity.

Preckwinkle Outlines Reforms At County Morgue

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today will outline proposals for big changes at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

WBBM Newsradio–01/26/2012

CBS 2 obtained this photo of bagged bodies stacked at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is over its storage capacity.

Preckwinkle Sends Staff To Fix Morgue Problems

Cook 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.

01/22/2012

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

Penny Whitlock, Marty Himebaugh

Medical Examiner: Deceased Patient Shouldn’t Have Had Morphine

A pathologist testified Thursday that the man who died under the care of the so called “death angel” at a Woodstock nursing home was intoxicated with a drug that he should have never received.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2011

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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