Jul 30, 2009

Sheriff Launches Searchable Burr Oak Site

Sheriff Launches Searchable Burr Oak Site

Sheriff's detectives hope a photo of a headstone taken within the last two weeks will provide some answers for anxious families soon.

Jul 28, 2009

Crooks Littered Cemetery With Bones, Headstones

Crooks Littered Cemetery With Bones, Headstones

As many as 300 human bodies were dug and removed from their graves so the plots could be resold in a money-making scheme at Alsip's historic Burr Oak Cemetery.

Jul 8, 2011

Burr Oak Schemer Sentenced to 12 Years

Burr Oak Schemer Sentenced to 12 Years

Carolyn Towns pleaded guilty to charges she ran an off-the-books scheme to resell burial plots at historic Alsip cemetery.

May 24, 2011

Burr Oak Cemetery Turned Over to Trustee

Burr Oak Cemetery Turned Over to Trustee

Trustee has $2.6 million from an insurance settlement to operate the cemetery.

Apr 23, 2011

Lawmakers Consider Softening Cemetery Reforms

Lawmakers Consider Softening Cemetery Reforms

Regulations seen as too expensive for some, ineffective for all.

Apr 8, 2011

Burr Oak Plan Offers $100 Per Victim

Burr Oak Plan Offers $100 Per Victim

Agreement providing blueprint for cemetery's future finalized, awaiting shareholder approval.

Apr 27, 2010

Burr Oak Could Have New Owner

Burr Oak Could Have New Owner

Sale contingent on several conditions.

Jan 27, 2010

Bobby Rush: FTC Should Regulate Cemeteries

Bobby Rush:  FTC Should Regulate Cemeteries

Bereaved Consumer's Bill of Rights Act would expand regulatory authority of Federal Trade Commission.

Jan 27, 2010

Missing Vases Not a "Huge Priority" for Burr Oak Owner

Missing Vases Not a "Huge Priority" for Burr Oak Owner

Dozens of copper vases, valued between $300 and $500, have been stolen from Perpetua's Cedar Park Cemetery.

Jan 13, 2010

Dart to Burr Oak: "What's Your Magic Number?"

Dart to Burr Oak: "What's Your Magic Number?"

Sheriff says cemetery is over capacity, and cemetery doesn't get simple math.

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