Funeral Home

Ernie Banks in 2007. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Funeral Home Wants $35,000 It Spent On Ernie Banks’ Funeral

The claim by Donnellan Family Funeral Services was filed Wednesday. It comes amid a legal challenge by Banks’ widow, Elizabeth Banks, of a will Banks signed in October — without her knowledge, she contends — that leaves all his assets to longtime caregiver Regina Rice and nothing to her or Banks’ children.


Smith Bizzell Warner & Son Funeral Home in Gary, Indiana. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Gary Funeral Home Says Former Worker Moved Babies’ Bodies To Ceiling

A funeral home in Gary, Indiana, was explaining why the remains of two unidentified babies were stored in the facility for nearly two decades, and denying rumors the bodies were improperly stored in a ceiling for two years.


Smith, Bizzell and Warner Funeral Home. (Credit: CBS)

Remains Of Two Infants Discovered In Gary Funeral Home

The Lake County, Indiana, Coroner’s office says the bodies of two infants have been found inside a Gary funeral home.


Hidden Camera Found In Funeral Home Bathroom: Police

Officers were called to a mortuary in the 5700 block of West Madison on Monday evening, according to Chicago Police News Affairs.


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South Shore Funeral Home Expects To Reopen Soon

Five days after his funeral home was shut down for lack of heat or power, a South Shore mortician said he’s not about to go out of business.

WBBM Newsradio–02/26/2012

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Funeral Home Owner: I Did Nothing Wrong

The owner of a South Shore neighborhood funeral home is defending himself, after police and city inspectors shut down his business and said they found several code violations.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Carter Funeral Home

South Shore Funeral Home Accused Of Improperly Storing Bodies

A former worker said bodies were not properly stored in coolers, but instead were placed in the garage in winter and cooled with frozen water packs in summer.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

Scales Of Justice

Man Says Wife Was Cremated Without His Authorization

An Elgin funeral home is being sued for having a woman’s body cremated without authorization from her husband.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

Funeral parlor. (Credit: CBS)

Funeral Home Workers Avoid Strike, Accept 3-Year Contract

Employees at four Chicago area funeral homes have avoided a strike by signing off on a new three-year contract.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Funeral parlor. (Credit: CBS)

Strike Called Off At 4 Local Funeral Homes

Workers at four local funeral homes are expected to go on strike Tuesday morning because of a labor dispute.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Scales Of Justice

Man Sues Funeral Home Over Mother’s ‘Humiliating’ Burial

A man has sued a Chicago funeral home and a cemetery over what he claims was the botched body preparation of his mother, and a humiliating burial experience.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

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Man Accused Of Breaking Into Funeral Home

A man is accused of rifling through the personal effects of the deceased and taking a laptop power cord after breaking into an Elgin funeral home.