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Burr Oak Owners Head Back to Court

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The owners of Burr Oak Cemetery are back in bankruptcy court today. The Illinois Attorney General wants to take control from the company.

Owners of Burr Oak Perpetua Holdings and Illinois state officials have been negotiating since Thursday. The company filed for bankruptcy last week and regained control of the controversial cemetery. Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a request for an emergency hearing to appoint a trustee to manage the graveyard. That hearing was put on hold until today. A deal could be reached in court later this morning. The Attorney General’s office wouldn’t give details of the negotiations, just that the state wants family members to be protected.

Also today, a chancery division judge is expected to hold a status hearing involving the class action suit filed against the cemetery. Four Burr Oak workers were charged with digging up bodies in order to resell burial plots.

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