Death and Estates

FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance ProgramThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-rela… Read More
The Cook County Clerk's office keeps official records of deaths that occur in Chicago and suburban Cook County. Read More
How to Obtain Death Records and Reports This information is to assist the public in obtaining reports and records from the Office of the Me… Read More
The Medical Examiner’s Office fills a vital role with law enforcement and public health for the County of Cook. One of our most important d… Read More
Information for Funeral Directors  The following information is intended for funeral directors to assist them in working with the Office of… Read More
Meeting Minutes Below are the minutes from past meetings of the Medical Examiner Advisory Council: MEAC 10-19-18 Minutes Read More
  Identification Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., weekends and official Cook County holidays… Read More
Working for the Office of the Medical Examiner With more than 16,000 deaths reported to the Medical Examiner annually, this office requires… Read More
Tours Out of respect for the deceased and their families and to avoid any disruption to daily operations, only a limited number of tours of… Read More
The Public Administrator for each of Illinois' 102 counties is a State Official, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of th… Read More
The link below goes to a page that contains our most up to date list of unclaimed persons found in Cook County. Read More
This page contains descriptions of unidentified remains whose cases have been processed by the Medical Examiner’s Office.Call 312-666-0500 t… Read More
Veterans Burials and Survivors There are many benefits and programs available to certain fallen veterans and their survivors. Read More
In February 2014, the Medical Examiner’s office began using cremation as a dig Read More