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Indigent Burials

State could face burial problems again

SPRINGFIELD | Three years after running out of money to bury poor people, Illinois may face a similar scenario in the upcoming fiscal year.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am

Preckwinkle, Dart dedicate monument at Homewood cemetery

HOMEWOOD | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sheriff Tom Dart on Wednesday dedicated a monument at the Homewood cemetery the county uses for the burial of indigents and the remains of unclaimed or unidentified individuals.

December 11, 2013 6:15 pm

County Board supports cremation for indigent

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board on Wednesday supported using cremation for indigent people whose burials would otherwise have to be paid for by county government.

September 11, 2013 5:55 pm

Cook County to contemplate cremation of indigent

CHICAGO | Cook County commissioners went on a summer break Wednesday with a weighty issue to contemplate — should the medical examiner's office be permitted to cremate the remains of indigents?

July 31, 2013 7:30 pm

Indigent burials remain at Homewood area cemetery

CHICAGO | Cook County officials will continue to use a south suburban cemetery for burials of the indigent even though the cost has increased.

October 03, 2012 7:30 pm
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