Cook County Medical Examiners Office
LANSING | Although most of the 100 or so residents who gathered in front of a home Sunday in the 17900 block of Wildwood Avenue never knew 2-year-old Jakariah Patterson, they felt the need to mourn her death.
CHICAGO | Cook County's morgue opened the doors of its brand-new $1.4 million cooler to news crews on Thursday — a move designed to send the message that the embarrassing stories of bodies stacked haphazardly and stillborn babies tossed together into boxes in a rundown cooler were a thing of…
FLOSSMOOR | The athletic director for Homewood-Flossmoor High School died Wednesday night at the school, officials said.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | An 18-year-old Chicago Heights man was shot and killed there Friday night.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A man and a woman are dead after a fire in a Chicago Heights home early Friday.
The FBI is investigating possible human remains found near Powderhorn Lake in Burnham and Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood, officials confirmed early Friday.
DOLTON | Illinois State Police continue investigating how a Chicago woman fell from a moving SUV on the Bishop Ford Freeway near Dolton early Tuesday morning before being struck and killed by a semi.
A 14-year-old boy died Wednesday in a Chicago-area trauma center as a result of injuries he suffered in a crash during a police chase in Gary, officials said.
CRETE | A retired Steger firefighter who was struck by a car in a hit-and-run crash in Crete late Sunday night was pronounced dead from his injuries early Monday.
EAST CHICAGO | A Calumet City teen died Sunday morning after being shot in East Chicago.
CHICAGO | Investigators say overnight workers at the Cook County morgue were caught sleeping and watching a Bruce Lee movie.
SAUK VILLAGE | A 20-year-old Sauk Village man is dead following a shooting there earlier this week, officials said.
LANSING | The Cook County medical examiner's office said the Country Club Hills teen found dead in Lansing early Wednesday died from two gunshot wounds to the head and the case is a homicide.
HARVEY | A 29-year-old Riverdale man was shot and killed at a club in Harvey early Saturday morning, officials said.
CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday made public her choice for a new medical examiner, saying she wants to hire a former deputy medical examiner from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who most recently was an official with the University of Miami’s tissue bank.
Dr. Stephen Cina
CHICAGO | A 71-year-old Hegewisch man was found dead in his home with multiple stab wounds to the chest and arms late Sunday night in what police are calling a domestic incident.
A 35-year-old Cedar Lake man died early Friday as a result of injuries suffered in a March 6 accident in Crown Point, officials said.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board — embarrassed by revelations earlier this year of excess numbers of bodies being kept in haphazard conditions at the Medical Examiner's office — gave its approval Thursday to various changes in policies concerning the deceased.
BLOOM TOWNSHIP | A Crete man died Thursday afternoon when a tour bus he was working to repair rolled over him in unincorporated Cook County near Lynwood, officials said.
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