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Hearing to Appoint Burr Oak Trustee Postponed

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Hearing to Appoint Burr Oak Trustee Postponed

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (AP/File)

An emergency hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court regarding Burr Oak Cemetery has been postponed to Tuesday. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan requested the proceeding in an attempt to take control of the cemetery away from its owner, Perpetua Holdings. The company filed for bankruptcy earlier this week and regained control of the cemetery.

Paul Gaynor is with the Attorney General’s office.

GAYNOR: We are in active discussions with representatives of the company as well as the lender for the company to see whether we can reach this goal of protecting the Burr Oak families.

Gaynor would not give any details of the negotiations. Perpetua’s attorney declined to comment.

Burr Oak has been closed since mid-July after four cemetery workers were accused of digging up bodies and reselling the burial plots.

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