A suburban funeral director has come up with an unusual way to honor Abraham Lincoln next month.
The Cook County sheriff says a South Side funeral director – whose business was closed down last year – has been arrested and charged with operating a funeral home without a license.
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.
“Horrendous” is how one funeral director describes conditions inside the Cook County Medical Examiner’s cooler.
Prosecutors said Marcee Dane tried to cover up a mix-up involving a family’s ashes by first lying to the family, then getting another person’s remains and sending the family those remains to cover the mistake.