FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-...

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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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How to Obtain Death Records and Reports

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

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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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Information for Funeral Directors 

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

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Meeting Minutes

Below are the minutes from past meetings of the Medical Examiner Advisory Council:

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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...

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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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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.

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This page contains descriptions of unidentified remains whose cases have been processed by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Call 312-666-0500...

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Veterans Burials and Survivors

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

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