In a memo to religious leaders, Bishop Claude Porter, Chairman ofÂ Interfaith Illinois, Â urged them to support Cook CountyÂ Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sheriff Tom Dart changing the policy of burying bodies at the County morgue, and requested that they sign a petition in that regard.
The petition requests that the Cook County Board gives total support to Preckwinkle and Dart on handling of bodies at the Cook County Morgue.
“We as religious leaders of Cook County are requesting that the Cook County Board give total support to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to move on the preparation to separate the responsibilities of burying bodies housed at the Cook County Morgue.
“Given the current reported conditions at the Cook County morgue with bodies allegedly stacked up on top of each other and wrapped in plastic tarps, we feel that the burial our dead must be proper and in order and that their burial must be done with dignity not just for their families but also for the decease.
“We also want to get outside organizations/companies to donate wood so that the Cook County detainees enrolled in the Bootcamp program can build those caskets.Â This would save needed money for the County and its taxpayers.”
Please sign and return to Bishop Claude Porter at this e-mail address: PLCCARCP@aol.com,
For more information, callÂ 708-236-5036