People of color victims of 95 percent of 2020 homicidesThe Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed 677 homicides this year, surpassing the total of 675 for all of 2019. This puts the County on track to exceed 900 homicide deaths in 2020.... Read more
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Another grim milestone was addressed today by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Ponni Arunkumar. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office surpassed 10,000 cases handled in 2020 early Monday... Read more
The alarming rise in suicides among African American residents in Cook County was addressed today by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Ponni Arunkumar and Cook County Health Director of Behavioral... Read more
Cases in first five months of 2020 exceed 2019 totalsCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that the County’s Medical Examiner’s Office caseload since January 1, 2020 has surpassed all of the cases handled by the ME in 2019.... Read more
COOK COUNTY — The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office will open its surge center today to expand capacity and ease overcrowding at hospital morgues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The County’s Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security... Read more