Jan 12, 2010

Sheriff: Burr Oak Overcrowded by Thousands

Sheriff: Burr Oak Overcrowded by Thousands

Possibly 9,000 caskets over capacity.

Dec 3, 2009

More Remains Uncovered at Burr Oak

More Remains Uncovered at Burr Oak

Burial attempts uncover two caskets, one set of bones.

Nov 17, 2009

Burr Oak to Reopen This Week

Burr Oak to Reopen This Week

Four months after being declared a crime scene, Alsip's historic Burr Oak Cemetery will reopen to the public Thursday.

Oct 13, 2009

Wife, Husband Finally Rest Together at Burr Oak

Wife, Husband Finally Rest Together at Burr Oak

For three months, Burr Oak's closure stalled a deceased woman's final wish.

Sep 22, 2009

State, Burr Oak Reach Oversight Compromise

State, Burr Oak Reach Oversight Compromise

State officials and the owners of Alsip's historic Burr Oak Cemetery have reached a compromise, assigning an independent chief operating officer.

Sep 21, 2009

Rush Wants Cemetery Bill of Rights

Rush Wants Cemetery Bill of Rights

Rep. Bobby Rush's "Bereaved Consumers Protection Act" includes rights of consumers of cemetery and funeral services.

Sep 17, 2009

New Burr Oak Trustee Could Be Appointed Next Week

New Burr Oak Trustee Could Be Appointed Next Week

Legal wrangling has begun over control of Alsip's historic Burr Oak Cemetery, but it'll be early next week before a new trustee is appointed, if one is at all.

Sep 16, 2009

Owner Regains Control of Desecrated Burr Oak

Owner Regains Control of Desecrated Burr Oak

The keys to a historic cemetery were handed back Wednesday to the owners who were in charge when several workers allegedly dug up hundreds of graves to resell burial plots.

Sep 15, 2009

Burr Oak Owner Files for Bankruptcy

Burr Oak Owner Files for Bankruptcy

Court-appointed boss will turn ownership back over to Perpetua on Wednesday morning as required under bankruptcy law.

Sep 15, 2009

Cemetery Panel Recommends Oversight

Cemetery Panel Recommends Oversight

The Cemetery Oversight Task Force has recommended a singular oversight office to govern all Cook County cemeteries.

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