WBEZ | Sheriff Tom Dart http://www.wbez.org/tags/sheriff-tom-dart Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Dart: Court records in Cook County shameful http://www.wbez.org/news/dart-court-records-cook-county-shameful-108890 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Court File.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>As the clerk of the circuit court Dorothy Brown&rsquo;s office gets a hundred million dollars a year to maintain the court files in Cook County.&nbsp; But despite that budget and 13 years in office, Brown has been unable to wean the system off of paper.</p><p>On Wednesday Sheriff Dart invited reporters into the jail to see the inefficiency first hand.</p><p>&ldquo;I am no longer going to sit by quietly and say, you know, you guys keep meeting and discussing this and talking about this,&rdquo; said Dart.&nbsp; &ldquo;The time for discussing and talking is over.&nbsp; This has got to get done now.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s frankly embarrassing that this is how our county operates through this paper driven system, that honest, when do you think the last time this changed?&nbsp; Probably the 1920s, 30s maybe?&rdquo;</p><p>Dart showed reporters the court file of one man and it was probably 10 inches thick.</p><p>&ldquo;You get stacks and stacks and stacks of paper that hasn&rsquo;t changed, truly, in 50, 60 years now.&nbsp; I mean honestly this is embarrassing that in our county this is how we move bodies through the system. Today I had 10 thousand people in here, and this is how we&rsquo;re tracking 10 thousand people,&rdquo; said Dart.</p><p>In a statement emailed to WBEZ last week Brown&rsquo;s office said they&rsquo;ve made many updates placing the system quote, &ldquo;well into the 21st century.&rdquo; Despite that statement, the fact remains they&rsquo;re still using carbon copies.</p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/dart-court-records-cook-county-shameful-108890 In Cook County, you can be found not guilty, and still go back to jail http://www.wbez.org/news/cook-county-you-can-be-found-not-guilty-and-still-go-back-jail-108758 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Cook County Jail.JPG" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F112453764" width="100%"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-5e307626-523e-fed3-04c3-447ac1fc4ec8">Brian Otero spent nearly two years in Cook County Jail waiting to go to trial for a burglary. The jury found him not guilty, but he didn&rsquo;t get to leave the courtroom like they do on TV. No, he was brought back into the Cook County Jail to be &ldquo;processed&rdquo; out. He was put in a small cell just off the front of the courtroom, to eventually be brought back into the jail.</p><p dir="ltr">Now remember, at this point, there are no charges against Otero, yet he&rsquo;s being detained against his will because that&rsquo;s just how we&rsquo;ve always done it in Cook County. Defendants who have been held in jail awaiting trial are brought back into the jail. They can be handcuffed, searched, and locked back up in their cell even though there are no charges against them.&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">Sheriff Tom Dart and county officials are doing little to change the seemingly unconstitutional practice and that could cost taxpayers millions</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>&quot;Free&quot; man</strong></p><p dir="ltr">On his way back into the jail after acquittal, Otero was put in a holding cell with a number of other inmates and three men attacked him.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;They approached me and asked me, &lsquo;Did you win your case, are you going home today?&rsquo;&rdquo; Otero said in an interview in his attorney&#39;s Loop law office. &ldquo;Upon me saying &lsquo;yes&rsquo; one of them swung at me and when he swung at me the other two grabbed me and they started hitting me all over my body.&rdquo;</p><p dir="ltr">Otero says two of his friends were in the same bullpen, and they pulled his attackers off but he had a busted lip and a sprained hand.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;To this day I got a torn ligament in my hand, but I did not seek or ask for no medical attention. &nbsp;I just let it be because I was just trying to hurry up and get out as fast as I can,&rdquo; said Otero.</p><p dir="ltr">Otero was eventually brought back to his cell, to wait. Ten hours after he was acquitted he was finally released from the jail.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;When I walked out the front gate from division 5 onto the streets, it was 4 o&rsquo;clock in the morning.</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Presumed innocent</strong></p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Mr Otero, when he walks into that trial is assumed innocent, right? &nbsp;And then he is found innocent, so the system ought to be better prepared to do this,&rdquo; says Otero&rsquo;s attorney Mike Cherry.</p><p dir="ltr">Cherry is suing Cook County and Sheriff Tom Dart on behalf of Brian Otero and other detainees. He says he thinks the practice of jailing people when they&rsquo;ve been found not guilty would offend most Americans&rsquo; sense of justice. On top of that, he says, it doesn&rsquo;t happen to people with money. It happens mostly to poor people, people who were in jail before trial because they couldn&rsquo;t afford to post bond.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Basically the lawsuit challenges as unconstitutional this process that happened, because it denies him his freedom,&rdquo; says Cherry. He says when Otero was acquitted he should have been released.</p><p dir="ltr">Sheriff Tom Dart, who runs the jail, says he wishes that were case too.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We&rsquo;re trying to get people out of the jail as quickly as possible for a myriad of reasons, whether it&#39;s just general overcrowding issues, potential liability issues, everything,&rdquo; Dart said in an interview with WBEZ in May of this year.</p><p dir="ltr">The sheriff didn&rsquo;t have a solution for the problem then, but said,&rdquo;I do think that probably in the next few weeks some of these limited cases, the limited ones, we probably can come up with some things, so if you circle back, you know in the next couple weeks, we could have something on some of them.&rdquo;</p><p dir="ltr">I circled back, and I circled back again. Weeks turned into months and so far the grand solution is riding on two personal computers in the basement of the courthouse in north suburban Skokie.</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Skokie pilot program</strong></p><p dir="ltr">Cook County has one jail but a number of courthouses, so every morning buses leave the jail at 26th and California on the city&rsquo;s Southwest Side, filled with detainees who have hearings at courthouses around the county. In Skokie, a bus from the jail drives into a secure garage in the basement. The detainees are nearly silent as they file two by two, handcuffed together, off the bus and past an officer who checks them in.</p><p dir="ltr">The new computers here emit beeping sounds every time an officer scans a detainee&#39;s I.D. card. The two computers are the start of a plan to finally digitize some of the paperwork in the jail, and a spokeswoman for Dart say it&rsquo;s possible that the update could potentially, one day, possibly allow people to be immediately released from courtrooms when they&rsquo;re acquitted.</p><p dir="ltr">But I ask Kelly Jackson, the chief of the civil division for Sheriff Dart, how long that will take?</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;I couldn&rsquo;t even answer that for you. I have no idea,&rdquo; Jackson said. &ldquo;Skokie&rsquo;s operating right now but it&rsquo;s the only one of the 17 court facilities that are doing that. There would be no way to estimate if we could, when we&rsquo;ll finish rolling it out everywhere, and where our legal department and the state&rsquo;s attorneys office will take us with that.&rdquo;</p><p dir="ltr">A spokeswoman for Dart says starting this week they&rsquo;re going to allow people found not guilty to leave from the Skokie courthouse. They still won&rsquo;t be walking right out of the courtroom, but at least they won&rsquo;t have to go back on the bus to the jail at 26th and California. It&rsquo;s a start.</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>A court system stuck in past</strong></p><p dir="ltr">But even if the sheriff&rsquo;s office makes the technological leap to the 1990s in all 17 courthouses, the rest of the Cook County court system under Clerk of Courts Dorothy Brown is pretty solidly stuck in the 70s. The whole court system is paper and carbon copies. That presents a problem for Lt. Charles Luna when he&rsquo;s supposed to release someone from the jail.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We&rsquo;re still using carbon paper in the courts, so the clerks actually write on the mittimuses that are carbon paper, actually, the duplicates, so in order to transfer the records to the jail, it&rsquo;s actually in triplicate I believe, because one is kept in the court in the clerk&rsquo;s office and then two are sent to the jail for our purposes,&rdquo; says Luna. Whatever the case, it&rsquo;s a lot of paper and before Luna lets an inmate out of the jail he has to organize and verify the inmate&rsquo;s entire court file, which can be several inches thick with those carbon copies.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;At times it can be like looking for a needle in a haystack,&rdquo; Luna said.</p><p dir="ltr">But that doesn&rsquo;t do anything to sway attorney Mike Cherry, who is suing Cook County on behalf of Brian Otero, the guy at the beginning of the story who was found not guilty and then taken back into the jail where he was assaulted. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t have one ounce of pity when a system says I&rsquo;ve got to take advantage of someone because it&rsquo;s too complicated for me to protect the innocent. &nbsp;That&rsquo;s crazy,&rdquo; &nbsp;says Cherry. It&rsquo;s also potentially very costly.</p><p dir="ltr">Ten years ago Los Angeles County had to pay out $27 million to people who&#39;d been held in the jail after they were acquitted.</p><p dir="ltr">While it&rsquo;s Sheriff Dart who is detaining people, it&rsquo;s Cook County State&rsquo;s Attorney Anita Alvarez who tells Dart what he needs to do to comply with the constitution. For two weeks Alvarez&rsquo;s office has failed to provide WBEZ with any explanation as to whether the current practices are constitutional, or what her office is doing to ensure Cook County doesn&rsquo;t have to pay out millions in settlements arising from this practice of detaining people after they&rsquo;ve been found not guilty.</p><p dir="ltr">Attorney Mike Cherry says he hopes his lawsuit is expensive enough that it finally forces the county to do something.</p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/cook-county-you-can-be-found-not-guilty-and-still-go-back-jail-108758 In Cook County courts: Not guilty? Go to jail anyway http://www.wbez.org/news/cook-county-courts-not-guilty-go-jail-anyway-107018 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Calvin Marshall.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F90653857" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-62666845-6cb2-db21-3c03-c7275a4e565f" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Cook County has a pretty curious way of dealing with people who are acquitted in court, people who are found not guilty. The county has a practice of violating their constitutional rights, and the practice goes back decades. That&#39;s what happened to a man named Calvin Marshall. &nbsp;You can hear what Marshall went through after he was found not guilty of murder by clicking on the audio above.</span></p></p> Mon, 06 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/cook-county-courts-not-guilty-go-jail-anyway-107018 Preckwinkle, Dart sound alarms on jail overcrowding http://www.wbez.org/news/preckwinkle-dart-sound-alarms-jail-overcrowding-106196 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/RS265_AP03041702306-cook county jail Ted S. Warren-scr.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Wednesday called on judges to release more people on electronic monitoring to help deal with overcrowding at Cook County Jail. According to Preckwinkle, as of Monday there were 10,008 people in the jail, which has a capacity of 10,150.</p><p dir="ltr">The jail population typically grows by a few thousand going into the summer, and Preckwinkle says allowing people accused of crimes to await trial from home could curb the problem.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;It&rsquo;s a waste of public resources to put more money into jail beds,&rdquo; said Preckwinkle, noting that 70 percent of the people awaiting trial in Cook County are charged with nonviolent offenses.</p><p dir="ltr">Speaking on WBEZ&rsquo;s Afternoon Shift Wednesday, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart echoed the sentiment, noting that electronic monitoring costs about a fifth of the $150 a day it costs to house someone at the jail.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;They&rsquo;re sitting in their house, they&rsquo;re feeding themselves, they&rsquo;re going back and forth to court dates by themselves, they&rsquo;re going to work, they&rsquo;re taking care of their families, all of the above, as opposed to sitting in jail where we&rsquo;re paying for everything,&rdquo; Dart said. &ldquo;My overtime budget is exploding right now.&rdquo;</p><p dir="ltr">Both Preckwinkle and Dart said they&rsquo;re not sure why the number of people on electronic monitoring has recently dropped, and Preckwinkle also called on the Sheriff himself to use his power to release people.</p><p dir="ltr">Dart said he&rsquo;s already doing everything he can, adding that bond hearing judges should be the ones taking action.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The only people I was not putting out [on electronic monitoring] were people that didn&rsquo;t have a house to go to,&rdquo; Dart said. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s no one that has a more vested interest in making sure that the electronic monitoring is a robust system than me.&rdquo;</p><p dir="ltr">But a statement by Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans hit the ball straight back into Dart&rsquo;s court, pointing to a federal court order that gives Dart the power to release people.</p><p dir="ltr">&quot;According to Illinois law, the purpose of a bail hearing is for a judge to decide how best to ensure the return of the defendant to court and to protect public safety,&rdquo; Evans wrote. &ldquo;The purpose of a bail hearing is not to reduce the jail population.&rdquo;</p><p dir="ltr">Neither Dart nor Preckwinkle suggested what measures they will take if the jail population isn&rsquo;t somehow curbed by summer.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Historically the system just wouldn&rsquo;t handle it,&rdquo; Dart said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;d just start putting people on the floors, we&rsquo;d have three people in a two-person room, we&rsquo;d have the living units ... literally covered with mattresses all over the place.&rdquo;</p><p dir="ltr">Preckwinkle said overcrowding will be number one on the agenda at a meeting of public safety officials Friday.</p><p>Follow Lewis Wallace on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/LewisPants">@LewisPants</a>.</p></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:25:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/preckwinkle-dart-sound-alarms-jail-overcrowding-106196 Sheriff's office criticizes new cemetery rules signed by Quinn http://www.wbez.org/story/sheriffs-office-criticizes-new-cemetery-rules-signed-quinn-96167 <p><p>Some regulations on cemeteries in Illinois will soon be scaled back. On Monday, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill that reduces licensing fees and penalties for some infractions.</p><p>A few years ago, the state legislature passed stricter regulations after it was discovered workers at Burr Oak Cemetery in Chicago's south suburbs were digging up bodies and then reselling the plots.</p><p>"The individuals that did the horrific tragedy at Burr Oak, the way that this language is currently written and passed and signed now, would allow them to come back to work at Burr Oak without any questions," said Frank Bilecki, a spokesman for Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.</p><p>Dart's office investigated the scandal at Burr Oak.</p><p>Bilecki criticized parts of the new law, saying employees at cemeteries should have to get background checks.</p><p>Meanwhile, supporters of the measure say the penalties were too burdensome on cemeteries that did nothing wrong.</p><p>State Sen. Emil Jones, III, a Chicago Democrat, said the new law will be good for smaller cemeteries, many of which are run by municipalities or not-for-profit groups.</p><p>"Cemeteries are modest enterprises, they're not cash cows," Jones said. "For a lot of rural areas and smaller towns you have volunteers who come in and work at the cemetery. They should not have to go through the process of being fingerprinted and going through a background check."</p><p>Burr Oak Cemetery is in Jones's senate district.</p></p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:45:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/sheriffs-office-criticizes-new-cemetery-rules-signed-quinn-96167 Many families willing to give DNA to help identify Gacy victims http://www.wbez.org/story/many-families-willing-give-dna-help-identify-gacy-victims-93247 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//story/photo/2011-October/2011-10-12/AP110601084368.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Dozens of families have approached Cook County officials to help identify victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.</p><p>Gacy killed 33 young men in the 1970s and buried them under his house near the Northwest side of Chicago. Over the last several months, Sheriff Tom Dart's office exhumed the remains of eight unidentified victims.</p><p>Dart said Tuesday his office has heard from about 50 families who are willing to give DNA samples to see if they are related to one of the unidentified victims.</p><p>"There are a lot of families that back then, even, in '78, might've had suspicions but just didn't want to face the potentially horrible realities of what might've been down in that crawl space," Dart said. "So, there are still families that are discussing things."</p><p>Dart said the families who have approached his office are from 28 states; one family is from Canada. He expects the investigation to start winding down in the next three or four weeks.</p></p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 20:13:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/many-families-willing-give-dna-help-identify-gacy-victims-93247 Cook County may expand law that tickets low level marijuana offenders http://www.wbez.org/story/cook-county-may-expand-law-tickets-low-level-marijuana-offenders-91593 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//story/photo/2011-March/2011-03-25/Marijuana_Getty_Uriel Sinai.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Cook County commissioners are scheduled to vote Wednesday to expand a law that targets low-level marijuana offenders. But the sheriff's office says even if the new measure is passed, it might not be enforced.</p><p>Getting caught with 10 grams or less of marijuana in unincorporated Cook County technically means a $200 dollar ticket. If an ordinance passes today, that rule would extend to municipalities that don't have their own police force. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said more ticketing for pot possession means fewer arrests of non-violent offenders.</p><p>"We're clogging up our criminal justice system with low-level possession arrests for marijuana and it doesn't make sense to treat low level possession in this way," she said. "If we're worried about addiction we oughta be focused on treatment and not incarceration."</p><p>But Steve Patterson, a spokesman for the Cook County Sheriff's office, said that's unlikely.</p><p>"We have very few people in here on possession with a small amount of marijuana," Patterson said. "Without an underlying or additional charge, they probably wouldn't have come into the jail into the first place."</p><p>Patterson said the new ordinance won't cover many areas and he said different rules for different parts of the county make work difficult for officers.</p></p> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 12:06:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/cook-county-may-expand-law-tickets-low-level-marijuana-offenders-91593 New online database lets anyone see who has outstanding warrants http://www.wbez.org/story/new-online-database-lets-anyone-see-who-has-outstanding-warrants-90526 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//story/photo/2011-July/2011-07-18/Dart-Craigslist-M-Spencer-JPG.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>A new online database lets people to see who has outstanding warrants in Cook County.</p><p>Sheriff Tom Dart said there are about 44,000 people in Cook County who have outstanding warrants. The new online database, he hopes, will help the office get some tips on the whereabouts of those people.</p><p>"This has a way of really flushing out the system, as well, and really doing a lot of very positive things because there's nothing good with having this many warrants in the system," Dart told reporters Friday.</p><p>Dart said about a third of the warrants outstanding are for traffic offenses and about 13,000 are for drug or theft charges.</p><p>The majority are not wanted for violent crimes, Dart said.</p><p>"There is a hope that there will be quite a few people who'll go to this website just, frankly, to check, maybe, theirself (sic) out," he said.</p><p>The sheriff said he's putting together a 500 most wanted list for the website, as well.</p></p> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 17:52:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/new-online-database-lets-anyone-see-who-has-outstanding-warrants-90526 Attorneys for Burr Oak fight back against allegations http://www.wbez.org/story/burr-oak-cemetery/attorneys-burr-oak-fight-back-against-allegations-84123 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//story/photo/2011-March/2011-03-23/P1010211.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Attorneys for the company overseeing Burr Oak Cemetery say conditions at the cemetery are not as bad as they're being portrayed.</p><p>Earlier this week, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said a new report from an archaeological group showed more human remains had been found at a portion of the cemetery thought to be available for new burials. Dart said the cemetery is at capacity.</p><p>But attorneys for Perpetua Holdings, the company running Burr Oak, say in a statement released Wednesday the archaeologists' findings aren't new.</p><p>In the statement, the attorneys write, &quot;In the case of a cemetery as old as Burr Oak Cemetery, it is not uncommon for such an area to contain some human and wooden coffin remains. Prior to the use of concrete vaults, these wooden coffins deteriorated very quickly.&quot;</p><p>They say the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago have overseen 400 burials at the cemetery since 2009, when Dart investigated the cemetery for dumping bodies and re-selling plots.</p><p>On Monday, Dart told reporters taht bones and pieces of burnt coffins have been found in an area of the graveyard originally thought to be available for new graves. He said there could be up to 600 bodies improperly buried in that section - double what he originally estimated.</p><p>&quot;That area, as we had said, frankly, a year and a half ago, needs to be treated as a memorial,&quot;&nbsp;Dart said Monday. &quot;That's exactly what needs to be done here. No one in good conscious can go out there and attempt to bury people there.&quot;</p><p>Dart said he doesn't know why some of the coffin pieces were burnt.</p><p>The cemetery has been going through bankruptcy court proceedings to find a new owner.</p><p>Four former Burr Oak employees face criminal charges. All four remain free on bond while awaiting trial.</p></p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:44:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/burr-oak-cemetery/attorneys-burr-oak-fight-back-against-allegations-84123 Archaeologists find more improper burials at Burr Oak Cemetery http://www.wbez.org/story/archaeologists-uncover-more-bodies-burr-oak-84016 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//story/photo/2011-March/2011-03-21/P1010211.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>A new report finds conditions at a south suburban cemetery are worse than expected.<br />&nbsp;<br />Archaeologists examined Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip. That&rsquo;s where Cook County Sheriff&rsquo;s officials in 2009 uncovered an alleged scheme in which workers dug up graves and resold the plots.<br /><br />In a letter to the sheriff&rsquo;s office, archaeologists report bodies were buried in a Burr Oak corner thought to be unused. Officials had thought the corner could be used for new burials, but Sheriff Tom Dart said Monday the archaeologists found bones and pieces of burnt coffins in an area of the graveyard thought to be available for new graves.<br /><br />Dart said he thinks up to 600 bodies could be improperly buried in that section &mdash; double what he had estimated.<br /><br />&ldquo;That area, as we had said, frankly, a year and a half ago, needs to be treated as a memorial,&rdquo; Dart told reporters. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s exactly what needs to be done here. No one in good conscious can go out there and attempt to bury people there.&rdquo;<br /><br />Dart said he doesn&rsquo;t know why some of the coffin pieces were burnt.<br /><br />He said Burr Oak is at capacity.<br /><br />&ldquo;It&rsquo;s our hope that this report, once and for all, makes clear that if you dig at any level in these areas, you&rsquo;re going to find human bones, pieces of coffins and God knows what else,&rdquo; Dart said in a written statement.<br /><br />The cemetery is going through bankruptcy and trying to find a new owner. A lawyer for the company overseeing Burr Oak said Dart&rsquo;s claims were inaccurate, but he wouldn&rsquo;t comment further.<br /><br />Meanwhile, four Burr Oak workers face charges of criminal wrongdoing. All four remain free on bond while awaiting trial.</p></p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/archaeologists-uncover-more-bodies-burr-oak-84016