Clergy establishes Hotline for families who have a loved one in the County Morgue; request meeting with Cook County Board President Preckwinkle regarding “body pileup”

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(A Message from Pastors of the Leaders Network)                                                                            

 

Because of the appalling images of deceased bodies “piled like junked cars,” pastors are asking that any family who has loved ones at the Cook County morgue or a person recently declared missing to call the Leaders Network Hotline number at 312- 473-6496.

The Clergy (Pastors of the Leaders Network) and other clergy have established a telephone hotline for families who have a loved one in the Cook County Medical Examiners Facility.

The Hotline is available immediately, and a meeting requested with President Toni Preckwinkle within the next five (5) business days

Pastor Cy Fields of the New Landmark MB Church states: “It is our moral responsibility and duty to extend our services to families for pastoral care and direction.”

On Friday, January 27th, LN pastors and other clergy converged on the morgue at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office to gain entrance, pray for the souls of the deceased, and demand a thorough investigation and response. The pastors also demanded that morgue overhaul plans be made public, and that an Independent Citizens Oversight Board consisting of community and clergy be put in place to monitor conditions and to advocate for dignified resolution of the indigent and voiceless deceased.

Pastor Ira Acree of the Greater St. John Bible Church says, “We look forward to County President Preckwinkle accepting our invitation to discuss how moving forward the county residents, the poor, and the hurting can receive better service.”

The Leaders Network hotline number is (312) 473-6496 or e-mail: pastorcy@sbcglobal.net

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