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Cook County Medical Examiners Office

You Can Now View Dead Bodies On County Morgue's Website

Posted 03.08.2013 | Chicago

While it might make some squeamish, officials in the Cook County Medical Examiner's office hopes a new online feature rolled out Wednesday will help s...

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: County Morgue Lost Woman's Body For 14 Months

Posted 02.04.2012 | Chicago

The family of a Chicago woman whose body was found after laying unidentified in a pile of other bodies at the Cook County morgue for over a year, has ...

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...

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...