Judge Rules Chicago May Move Cemetery For O’Hare Airport

December 21, 2009
Advertisement

image So much for resting in peace. It seems the deceased can’t even catch a break anymore. It is impossible to tell from the following article if O’Hare airport has any other option, but I don’t think digging up part of a cemetery is a good solution to enable the airport to add another runway. In my opinion this is just another example of how our society has no respect for the dead. Earlier this month I posted a similar article – Cemetery Uprooted To Make Way For Shopping Center

Judge Rules Chicago May Move Cemetery For O’Hare Airport

CHICAGO – A DuPage County judge has ruled that the city of Chicago may acquire a cemetery to make way for a new runway at O’Hare International Airport.

Advertisement

Judge Hollis Webster ruled Friday that the city can transfer the 900 graves from the 6.3-acre St. Johannes Cemetery, which is owned by St. John’s United Church of Christ. Attorney Joseph Karaganis represents the cemetery. Karaganis called the judge’s ruling an anticipated procedural step.

Chicago Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino says the city realizes the cemetery acquisition is “a very sensitive matter.” Andolino says the city will work closely with relatives of those buried in the cemetery and “will continue to proceed with respect and dignity.”

Photo: St. Johannes Cemetery is in the path of a $15 billion plan to expand O’Hare International Airport. A judge has given the city authority to move the cemetery to make way for new runways/CBS.

Source: CBS 2 Chicago

CDFuneralNews

CDFuneralNews

ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com we have created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
CDFuneralNews
Advertisement

You may be interested

5 Ways to Build Your Business
News
219 views
News
219 views

5 Ways to Build Your Business

CDFuneralNews - January 12, 2018

A death has occurred. There are two primary roles in this transaction—family member and funeral professional.  Each player has needs,…

Pinnacle Funeral Service acquires Two Wisconsin Funeral Groups
Funeral Industry Press Releases
114 views
Funeral Industry Press Releases
114 views

Pinnacle Funeral Service acquires Two Wisconsin Funeral Groups

CDFuneralNews - January 11, 2018

West Bend, Oshkosh and Omro, WI – Pinnacle Funeral Service is proud to announce its recent acquisition of Phillip Funeral…

NEW: Important Study Finds Formaldehyde Does Not Cause Cancer by Gene Mutation
Death Discussions
376 views
Death Discussions
376 views

NEW: Important Study Finds Formaldehyde Does Not Cause Cancer by Gene Mutation

CDFuneralNews - January 10, 2018

Report originally published by NFDA Recently, the Health and Human Services National Toxicology Program (NTP) announced the results of an…

Comments