Cook County has outlined how it will donate unclaimed cadavers to science. But the county board president says she's surprised by recently revealed details.The Cook County Medical Examiner will donate the remains after two weeks in cases where bodies are unclaimed or families can't afford burial.
Although many prefer not to think about it, a critical part of medical knowledge involves research with the dead. Last year, Cook County reached an agreement to donate unclaimed bodies to Illinois medical schools.
CHICAGO - Illinois health officials say a Cook County man has become the first person this year to die after contracting the West Nile virus.The Illinois Department of Public Health said Tuesday that the man was in his 60s and had underlying health conditions.
A new Cook County ordinance that touches the hot-button issue of immigration is allowing inmates out of the county’s jail and making waves in other parts of the country.The ordinance, approved Wednesday by the County Board, halts compliance with Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests that cert
A proposal for the Cook County Jail to free some inmates wanted by immigration authorities could be up for a vote at the county board meeting Wednesday morning. But it’s hitting turbulence.Board Commissioner Timothy Schneider, R-Streamwood, plans to speak against the measure at the meeting.
Cook County commissioners on Wednesday could take center stage in the nation’s immigration debate if they enact a proposal that would begin freeing some jail inmates wanted by federal authorities.The measure requires the sheriff to decline Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests known as detain