The last day to enter a bid on Burr Oak Cemetery is today April 26th 2010. A Bankruptcy Judge is to approve the sale on April 27th 2010,
The auction is happening in the law Offices of the firm handling the cemetery bankruptcy for Perpetua Inc the current owner of the cemetery.
A bankruptcy court judge already has approved an offer of $25,000 for Burr Oak in Alsip and $650,000 for its sister cemetery, Cedar Park Cemetery in Calumet Park. Today’s auction will determine if anyone is willing to go higher.
The bid that already has passed court muster came from Cemecare, described as a partnership between Gatling Community Development Inc. and Restvale Cemetery in Alsip.
The Burr oak Cemetery Scandal was exposed in July 2009 where over 300 graves were desecrated, and several cemetery workers arrested.