Three years after Illinois cemetery scandal, litigation comes to an end
CHICAGO (MCT) — On the day that his settlement check arrived, Charles Lewis paused for a moment and stared at the document.
It had been 25 years since he buried his 2-year-old daughter, Darlene, at Burr Oak Cemetery in Cook County, Ill., in an area reserved for juveniles who died too soon. And it had been three years of attending meetings, searching for death certificates and public records in an effort to sue the cemetery owners after a grave reselling scandal was discovered.
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