In Illinois essentially there is no one watching the Cemetery except the cemetery.
The problem with burials at the cemetery is that regulation does not exist beyond a funeral director being present at the grave covering after the person is buried, on the day of the funeral. This is simply to insure that the right person is in the right grave.If you were to hang around after a funeral service, you can watch this.
Essentially after that no one is watching graves and cemeteries but the families of the dead folks . This was the case at the cemetery in the news near Chicago. Only The cemetery folks watched the graves. At the Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, IL, they were watching and desecrating.the graves at the same time.
The solution to this type of this problem is to GET IN THE CAR AND DRIVE OUT, TO THE CEMETERY. The Chicago Tribune selected this solution. More regulation by the government in regards to cemeteries will help.. The best thing to do though is to go their and see what is going on.
Regulation of Burial Funds is the Focus of Illinois Law.
In Illinois regulation is in regards to the burial funds is front and center. Rightly so, In 2008 the Illinois Funeral Directors Association mishandled, misappropriated or stole 59 Million Dollars of preneed funeral and burial funds. In 2009 those losses ballooned to nearly 100 Million in the largest monetary funeral insurance scandal in the history of the State.
The Comptroller of the State of Illinois found that burial fund records at Burr Ridge were in Order.
Whoever pulled this off corrected the record to make it look like everything was OK.
Funeral Industry|Funeral Blog by Your Funeral Guy