The Cook County Clerk's office keeps official records of deaths that occur in Chicago and suburban Cook County.

Under state law, you may...

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The Cook County Clerk's office provides non-certified copies of vital records for the purpose of genealogical research.

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Records and Reports

This information is to assist the public in obtaining reports and records from the Office of the Medical Examiner....

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The Medical Examiner’s Office fills a vital role with law enforcement and public health for the County of Cook.

One of our most important...

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The following information is intended for funeral directors to assist them in working with the Office of the Medical Examiner....

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Identification Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., weekends and official Cook County...

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Working for the Office of the Medical Examiner

With more than 16,000 deaths reported to the Medical Examiner annually, this office...

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Tours

Out of respect for the deceased and their families and to avoid any disruption to daily operations, only a limited number of tours...

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Notice of Medical Examiner’s Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Advisory Committee is to make...

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Home ownership remains a great source of wealth and opportunity for American families, and passing that wealth on to the next generation is...

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The Public Administrator for each of Illinois' 102 counties is a State Official, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the...

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The link below goes to a page that contains our most up to date list of unclaimed persons found in Cook County as of July 7, 2017.

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This page contains descriptions of unidentified remains whose cases have been processed by the Medical Examiner’s Office as of May 11, 2017

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Survivor & Burial

There are many benefits and programs available to certain fallen veterans and their survivors.

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