Tom Dart

Dart Concerned About Medical Examiner Donating Bodies To Science

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says is concerned about plans by the county Medical Examiner to donate unclaimed bodies for medical research after only two weeks in the morgue.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Medical Examiner To Donate Bodies Of Indigents To Science

The bodies of those who die in Cook County will now be donated to science if their families lack funds for burial.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

Funeral parlor. (Credit: CBS)

Ministers Decry Lack Of Funds To Bury Indigent

A group of Chicago ministers wants the governor and state lawmakers to come up with more money for the burial of indigents.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

Indigent Service

Service Today For 165 Who Died As Indigents

Today at noon, Chicago will remember 165 men and women who have died over the past 12 months–and were buried as indigents.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2011

Illinois State Seal

State Blames Mistake For Scare Over Burial Funding

A letter stating that the state would no longer pay for burial services for the indigent set off a wave of panic among Illinois social workers, but it turns out the letter was a huge mistake.

CBS 2–03/16/2011