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Cook County's digital cemetery

Since 2012 the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has performed 439 indigent burials, those for people whose bodies are unclaimed or unidentified. Starting in August the agency began posting the names and burial locations on the county data portal, what they call the digital cemetery. The list is just one way the county is using technology to try and change the way government handles death and make it easier for family members to find their loved ones. WBEZ data reporter Chris Hagan joins us with more.

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