Cook County Passes 900 Homicides So Far In 2020The medical examiner's office says this is only the second time in almost 25 years the county has surpassed 900 homicides in one year.
Cook County Morgue Coping Well With Historic Surge In Deaths; 'We’ve Never Gone Through Anything Like This'The pandemic has only deepened the sense of camaraderie at the Cook County Medical Examiner's office as they handle the influx of COVID-19 deaths.
Cook County Unveils New Interactive Tool To Track Coronavirus DeathsThe Cook County Medical Examiner's new COVID-19 dashboard allows users to track virus deaths by race, gender, ethnicity, age range, and date range.
Cook County Medical Examiner's Office Acquires Refrigerated Trailer For COVID-19 BodiesThe refrigerated trailer now stationed in the medical examiner's office parking lot can hold 30 bodies.
Cook County Medical Examiner's Investigator Saves Man's Life On Eisenhower ExpresswayAn investigator with the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office was on his way to check out a death – but his drive got interrupted.
Death Of Elderly Man In Homewood Fire Ruled A HomicideThe death of a 78-year-old man whose body was found inside a burning home in Homewood has been been ruled a homicide, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner.
Cold Kills 31 In Cook County This WinterThis winter, 31 people in Cook County have died from cold-related causes.
Wheeling Man Charged In Wife's Hot Tub DeathA Wheeling man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after his wife died in the couple's backyard hot tub, police said.
72-Year-Old Niles Man Killed In Hit-And-RunPolice are searching for a driver who hit and killed a 72-year-old man in Niles Thursday night and then drove away.
Family Hires Independent Investigator After Teen Commits SuicideHis death was ruled a suicide by the medical examiner’s office, but the family of 15-year-old Steven Rosenthal is questioning that ruling and the Chicago Police Department’s account of the shooting that occurred on August 17th.
Family Demands Answers From CPD After 15-Year Old Commits SuicideA family is grieving Sunday over the loss of a loved one they say was at the hands of Chicago Police officers. The medical examiner’s report, however, provides an entirely different account.
Boy Dies After Passing Out At Suburban Middle SchoolThe Northlake Police Department is investigating an incident where a 12-year-old student died after passing out in class.
Synthetic Marijuana Linked To 22-Year-Old Man's Death In Cook CountyA 22-year-old man who died at Advocate Christ Medical Center on March 28 suffered excessive internal bleeding, and had a rat poison in his system that previously has been linked to synthetic marijuana use in dozens of other non-fatal cases of severe bleeding.
Medical Examiner: Lab Delays Lead To More Unidentified BodiesThere are 22 John Does and Jane Does at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Cook ME's Office Starts 'Missing Persons Day'Family members with missing loved ones are encouraged to give DNA samples and bring any records that might help. WBBM's Steve Miller reports.