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  • EPA seizes Crestwood files

    Federal agents raided government offices in south suburban Crestwood on Wednesday, less than two weeks after a Tribune investigation revealed the village had secretly pumped drinking water from a polluted well for more than two decades. Acting on a...
  • Summer A Hot Time For Cemetery Thefts

    (WGN-AM)- Summertime is a high-traffic season at area cemeteries, both for people visiting loved ones' graves and the thieves preying on them. So with Father's Day around the corner, police officials are warning people to lock their cars and keep a close...
  • Suspects Charged In Burr Oak Plot Receiving Protection In Jail

    (WGN-AM)- The four cemetery employees charged in the alleged scheme to dig up bodies and illegally resell their grave sites have been moved into a special section of Cook County Jail to avoid serious injury from other inmates, Sheriff Tom Dart said this...
  • Hynes Looking To Revoke Burr Oak Licenses

    (WGN-AM)- Comptroller Dan Hynes launched a license revocation effort today against the owner of Burr Oak Cemetery where hundreds of burial sites were desecrated so that their grave sites could be used a second time. The revocation proceeding against...
  • Crackdown to target tap water

    Illinois officials are taking steps to ensure people aren't drinking contaminated water, including proposing criminal penalties for misleading the public about the source of water flowing from their taps. In response to a Tribune investigation that...
  • Cook County Officials Want Burials Halted at Burr Oak

    (WGN-AM)- Cook County officials are seeking a temporary restraining order that would halt burials at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip. The action comes two days after four people were charged with digging up bodies and reselling the plots. Prosecutors say...
  • FBI Sets Up Command Center At Burr Oak

    FBI Sets Up Command Center At Burr Oak
    (WGN-AM)- FBI officials said today that they held out little hope of identifying the remains of all of the bodies found at Burr Oak Cemetery as they began the arduous process of tracking down desecrated graves this morning. The FBI set up a mobile...
  • Till's Casket Moved From Burr Oak

    (WGN-AM)- Cook County Sheriff's officials said today they have removed the original casket from Burr Oak cemetery that first held the body of Emmitt Till, whose killing helped spur the civil rights movement. The casket sat in a storage room in the...
  • State Sues Burr Oak, Freezes $2 Million in Trust Funds

    State Sues Burr Oak, Freezes $2 Million in Trust Funds
    (WGN-AM)- State officials Tuesday sued the corporate owner of Burr Oak Cemetery, accusing it of consumer fraud and violations of multiple laws related to the funeral and burial industry. Illinois Comptroller Daniel Hynes and Attorney General Lisa Madigan...
  • Alsip Cops Saw Remains at Burr Oak in '05

    (WGN-AM)- Alsip Police Wednesday scrambled to reopen an investigation into claims that dozens of skulls, bones and other human remains were discovered dumped in plain view four years ago at Burr Oak cemetery. But two Commonwealth Edison subcontractors...
  • County Board Votes To Sue Burr Oak For Investigation Costs

    (WGN-AM)- Cook County Board members today voted to sue the owners of troubled Burr Oak Cemetery to try to recoup costs incurred by a sheriff's police investigation into an alleged scheme by employees to dig up graves and resell the plots. Sheriff Tom...