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June 19, 2009

THE RETURN OF PAUPER BURIALS

Chicago Sun Times - The state of Illinois is suspending payments for funerals for the indigent. A letter to funeral homes from the Department of Human Services announced the cutback, blaming "the General Assembly's failure to approve the revenue plan proposed by Gov. Quinn.". . . Illinois pays about $15 million a year for about 10,000 funerals for the poor. . . Funeral directors predicted bodies will begin piling up at medical examiner's offices.

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