The Burr Oak Cemetery Task Force has reported to the Governor of the State of Illinois on CEMETERY REFORM. Specific recommendations have been given. In the session last hearing Thursday the politics of the Race for Governor was front and center, Gubernatorial candidate Dan Hynes went on for an hour defending his actions..
In the Governors Press Release there appears to be no statement on what will be done for the families that were victims of the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal.
The focus is the prevention of Future scandals like the one that happened at Burr oak cemetery in 2009
“Among the Cemetery Oversight Task Force recommendations:
- Consolidate regulatory authority of funeral and burial practices into the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
- Enact the Cemetery Oversight Act, which will ensure that only qualified persons can own, operate or work in a cemetery in Illinois.
- Amend and consolidate existing statutes to strengthen industry regulation and enforcement.
The Task Force heard testimony from families with loved ones buried at Burr Oak, other cemetery and law enforcement experts, industry professionals, and government officials. Each provided insight into the type of laws, regulations and oversight needed to protect the dignity of loved ones after death.”
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