The Illinois Funeral Directors Association Lawsuits are newsworthy on the average cost of a funeral. Every time a preneed trust fund misapplies your funeral money it costs you the consumer. Funeral Directors lose and they pass the cost on to you.
Recently News Articles, Feb.3,4 2009 have appeared.
These articles name more facts. -Chicago Tribune
- 6 Illinois funeral directors sue own trade group
- and Springfield,IL Newspaper the State Journal Register:
The Chicago Tribune Article names places,and the Illinois Comptroller.
The Springfield Journal Register article names $$, who was paid out of the fund and who may have been paid out of the fund-Senator Roland Burris (D-IL)
There is also a years worth of backgound research available on the Illinois Funeral Directors Association at
I have declared the average cost of a funeral in 2009 to be $8,500 USD.
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Your Funeral Guy.