One of the reasons for the current Funeral Industry demise is Funeral Scandal. Funeral Directors claim that the press sensationalizes their scandals. If you go into a funeral home to do a funeral they will say others are not dishonest, and that their home here in anytown is honest one. This may not be the case.
An example of this is Illinois where in spite of a 100 million dollar scandal many homes continue to do business with the Illinois Funeral Directors Association who misappropriated, lost stole ?40 million dollars before the market crash in 2008 .The losses have ballooned to over 100 million in 2009.
SADLY IT IS NOT SENSATIONAL BECAUSE FUNERAL SCANDAL HAS POLITICAL CONNECTIONS. In Illinois the connections go to Randall Hultgren and Roland Burris.
Some state leaders like State Senator Randall Hultgren have given support by not speaking up. Hultgren hails from a funeral director family.
Many Funeral homes in Illinois continue to do business with the IFDA in spite of the Scandal. One Funeral home that has quietly supported the Illinois Funeral Directors Association is Hultgren Funeral Home. Randall Hultgren was originally elected to office with his fathers preneed money as a State representative and later a State Senator. On the State insurance committee in the State Senate, He did not even weigh in on the Illinois Funeral Directors Scandal the largest in the State Senate. Now it appears he is running for Congress.
Randall Hultgren is mentioned here because he is running for Congress. Hultgren Funeral Home is mentioned here because they actively support the Illinois Funeral Directors Association (Scandal reported in the press) and Randy Hultgren throughout his political career.
My advice, do not vote for Hultgren. Do not use their funeral home, or prepay through the Illinois Funeral Director Association or anywhere else.
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Randall Hultgren is a political figure and politician in the State of Illinois. Hultgren Funeral Home is mentioned here because they tout the Illinois Funeral Director Association at their web site.