Burr Oak News

If your loved one was buried at Burr Oak Cemetery and, due to criminal activities involving staffers at the facility, was moved or removed without your consent, you have likely heard of the scandal at the Burr oak facility. In response to the pain and suffering that hundreds of people living in and around Chicago are now experiencing as a result of the illegal and immoral activities at the cemetery, Levin & Perconti is representing numerous clients in achieving justice for injuries related to this negligent activity.

Here you will find news updates related to the Burr Oak Cemetery lawsuit. Please check back often for the latest news and information:

July, 2009 (on)
Sheriff Launches Searchable Burr Oak Site
Crooks Littered Cemetery with Bones, Headstones
Burr Oak Schemer Sentenced to 12 Years
Butt Oak Cemetery Turned Over to Trustee

July, 2009 (on)
Chicago Breaking News
Head of archdiocese cemeteries to run Burr Oak
Burr Oak Cemetery nightmare
Clergy visit Burr Oak Cemetery
More bones found at Burr Oak Cemetery

January 12, 2010
Daily Herald
Study suggests too many bodies buried at Burr Oak

June 20, 2012
Chicago Tribune
As Burr Oak settlement payments arrive, old wounds reopen

January 28, 2015
ABC7 Eyewitness News
Burr Oak Cemetery Trial: 1,500 Bones Found, FBI Agent Says

February 7, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Testimony: Bodies buried atop bodies at Burr Oak Cemetery

February 12, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Ex-Burr Oak Cemetery workers convicted of desecrating bodies

April 18, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Ex-Burr Oak Cemetery workers get prison time

August 24, 2015
Signs of neglect remain at Burr Oak Cemetery

October 10, 2015
CBS Chicago
Former Burr Oak Cemetery Worker Gets Probation for Desecrating Bodies

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