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Driver safety courses for High
School Driver's Education classes are available upon request from the Coroner's
Office. The course emphasizes what happens in the event of a tragic accident, from
the involvement of Police Officers on the scene, the role of the Coroner in handling the
victims who did not survive, to the part the State Attorney plays if charges are filed
against a driver, and finally to the family who suffers everlasting repercussions
The State of Illinois requires the
following reasons to investigate a death:
Sudden or violent death (whether
apparently suicidal, homicidal, or accidental), including but not limited to deaths
apparently caused or contributed to by thermal, traumatic, chemical, electrical, or
radiational injury, or a complication of any of them, by drowning or suffocation,
anesthetic deaths or therapeutic misadventures.
Maternal or fetal death due to
criminal abortion, or any death due to a sex crime against nature.
Death where the circumstances
are suspicious, obscure or mysterious, or where (in the written opinion of the attending
physician) the cause of death is not determined.
Death where addiction to alcohol
or to any drug may have been a contributory cause.
Death without medical attendance
by a licensed physician. (The Illinois Coroners/Medical Examiners Association and
the Advisory Board On Necropsy Service to Coroners have recommended that medical
attendance must have been rendered within 72 hours prior to death.)
In the case of death without
medical attendance involving a member of a church which relies upon prayer or spiritual
means alone for healing, the coroner should not rely upon such membership alone as
sufficient evidence for signing the death certificate, nor should he use that fact alone
for ordering an autopsy. When it is made known to him that such a person has died,
he should go at once to the place where the body is and thereupon determine the
facts a she would for any other investigation prior to the releasing of the body to the
Firemen working fires, that die
within 30 days of that fire (because of all chemically treated fabrics, etc.)
The State of Illinois has set the
following fees for the Coroner's Office:
For a copy of a transcript of
sworn testimony: $3.00 per page.
for a copy of an autopsy report
(if not included in transcript): $30.00
For a copy of the verdict of a
coroner's jury: $5.00
For a copy of a toxicology
For a print of a picture
obtained by the coroner: actual cost or $3.00, whichever is greater.
For each copy of miscellaneous
reports, including artist's drawings but not including police reports: actual cost
or $15.00, whichever is greater.
For a coroner's or medical
examiner's permit to cremate a dead body: $50.00.