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Cook County Morgue

Morgue Finds Human Skull In Cooler -- But Body Is MIA

Posted 10.18.2013 | Chicago

The Cook County morgue in Chicago made the bizarre discovery of a human head inside a cooler earlier this week. Even more troubling: The body was ...

Surprise Morgue Inspection Reveals Night Shift Shenanigans

Posted 10.18.2012 | Chicago

Inspectors on a surprise visit to the Cook County morgue caught night shift workers asleep on the job and watching movies on county computers, accordi...

Lawsuit: Cook County Medical Examiner Lost Body For Months

Posted 06.29.2012 | Chicago

Relatives of an Illinois man say they searched the streets, hung fliers, made countless phone calls and filed a missing person's report during the wee...

Cook County Medical Examiner To Step Down Amid Scandal

Posted 06.19.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Nancy Jones' retirement Tuesday, along with a host of other changes ...

Morgue Crackdown Planned After 'Horrendous' Conditions Discovered

Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday announced an imminent "overhaul" of the county morgue, which has come under renewed scrutiny ...

Preckwinkle Steps In Over 'Horrendous' Morgue Conditions

Posted 01.22.2012 | Chicago

Reports of overcrowding and "horrendous" conditions at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office have caused Cook County Board President Toni Preckwin...

Report: Budget To Blame For 'Sacrilegious' Conditions At County Morgue

Posted 01.16.2012 | Chicago

Once again, employees at the Cook County Medical Examiner's office say there is an overwhelming number of bodies in the county morgue -- this time, du...

Missing Chicago Woman Identified After More Than A Year In Morgue

Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago

After more than one year in the Cook County morgue, the body of a missing Chicago woman was finally identified--and the woman's family is blaming poli...

Bodies Reportedly Stacked At Overcrowded Cook County Morgue

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office is reportedly double-stacking bodies due to overcrowding at the morgue. WBBM reports that the cooler where...