Death and Estates

Medical Examiner's Office

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after Januar…
County Clerk

Death Certificates

The Cook County Clerk's office keeps official records of deaths that occur in Chicago and suburban Cook County. Under state law, you may le…
Medical Examiner's Office

How To Obtain Death Records & Reports

Please note: If you are a journalist or member of the media interested in submitting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, visit the…
Medical Examiner's Office

Information for Families

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 d…
Medical Examiner's Office

Information for Funeral Directors

Information for Funeral Directors  The following information is intended for funeral directors to assist them in working with the Office of…
Medical Examiner's Office

International Observership Program

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office offers an invaluable observership opportunity tailored for international medical students and medi…
Medical Examiner's Office

MEAC Minutes

Meeting Minutes Below are the minutes from past meetings of the Medical Examiner Advisory Council: MEAC 10-19-18 Minutes
Medical Examiner's Office

Medical Examiner Identification Information

  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 Cook County holidays…
Medical Examiner's Office

Medical Examiner Jobs

Working for the Office of the Medical Examiner With more than 16,000 deaths reported to the Medical Examiner annually, this office requires…
Medical Examiner's Office

Medical Examiner Tours & Media

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

Public Administrator Services

The Public Administrator for each of Illinois' 102 counties is a State Official, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of th…
Medical Examiner's Office

Unclaimed Persons

The link below goes to a page that contains our most up to date list of unclaimed persons found in Cook County.
Medical Examiner's Office

Unidentified Persons

This page contains descriptions of unidentified remains whose cases have been processed by the Medical Examiner’s Office. Call 312-666-0500…
Veterans Affairs

Veterans Burials

Veterans Burials and Survivors There are many benefits and programs available to certain fallen veterans and their survivors.
Medical Examiner's Office

Virtual Cemetery

In February 2014, the Medical Examiner’s office began using cremation as a dignified alternative to burial for indigent remains…