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Suit: Workers Sprayed With ‘Bodily Fluid’ During Morgue Cleaning Job

Two men are suing Cook County because bodily fluid was allegedly accidentally dumped on them when they were hired to clean a drainage pit last year at the medical examiner’s facility on the West Side.

03/20/2013

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Unclaimed Body In County Morgue To Get Veterans Burial

Starting today, the Cook County Medical Examiner is posting names of the unclaimed and unidentified on-line — hoping to find their families and their identities.

03/06/2013

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Medical Examiner To Post Information, Photos Of Unidentified Bodies

Beginning Wednesday, the Cook County Medical Examiner will post information about unidentified bodies, including, in some cases, photographs.

03/05/2013

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Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office Uses Database To ID Body

The Cook County Medical Examiner is reporting the first success in an effort to identify 20 bodies at the morgue.

03/02/2013

Dr. Stephen Cina is the new Cook County medical examiner. (CBS)

New Cook County Medical Examiner Wants To Turn Page On Morgue Scandal

Dr. Stephen Cina says with about 5,000 bodies passing through the facility each year, the challenges are great. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

10/25/2012

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

Scales Of Justice

Lawsuit: Medical Examiner Had Man’s Body, Never Told Family

The family of a John Doe who went unidentified for several months is now suing the Cook county Medical Examiner’s office.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2012

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

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.

Pastors Decry Conditions At Medical Examiner’s Office

Chicago pastors and other religious leaders are all heading to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office Friday morning, demanding that officials clean up deplorable conditions inside.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2012

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

44 Bodies Have Lain In Morgue For At Least 10 Months

The Cook County Board President’s office says a staggering 44 bodies have been in the morgue cooler for 10 months or longer, awaiting burial.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

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

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

Funeral Director: Conditions At Cook County Morgue Are ‘Horrendous’

“Horrendous” is how one funeral director describes conditions inside the Cook County Medical Examiner’s cooler.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

Carmelita Johnson went missing in January 2010. (CBS)

Body Of Missing Chicago Mom Had Been In Morgue For More Than A Year

The family of a Chicago woman missing since January 2010 has received some bad news: Her body had been in the Cook County morgue for several months.

06/06/2011

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Bodies Doubled Up At Cook County Morgue

WBBM Newsradio 780 has learned that the cooler at the Cook County morgue is so crowded right now, bodies are doubled-up on some of the trays.

WBBM Newsradio–01/12/2011