FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-...Read more
The Cook County Clerk's office keeps official records of deaths that occur in Chicago and suburban Cook County.
Under state law, you may...Read more
The Cook County Clerk's office provides non-certified copies of vital records for the purpose of genealogical research.
Under Illinois law...Read more
How to Obtain Death Records and Reports
This information is to assist the public in obtaining reports and records from the Office of the...Read more
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...Read more
The following information is intended for funeral directors to assist them in working with the Office of the Medical Examiner....Read more
Below are the minutes from past meetings of the Medical Examiner Advisory Council:
Identification Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., weekends and official...Read more
Working for the Office of the Medical Examiner
With more than 16,000 deaths reported to the Medical Examiner annually, this office...Read more
Out of respect for the deceased and their families and to avoid any disruption to daily operations, only a limited number of tours...Read more
The Public Administrator for each of Illinois' 102 counties is a State Official, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the...Read more
The link below goes to a page that contains our most up to date list of unclaimed persons found in Cook County.
This page contains descriptions of unidentified remains whose cases have been processed by the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Call (312) 666-...Read more
Survivor & Burial
There are many benefits and programs available to certain fallen veterans and their survivors.