Cook County gets new $1.4M cooler

Cook County gets new $1.4M cooler

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Old conditions at the Cook County morgue. Old conditions at the Cook County morgue.
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The facilities at the Cook County morgue have been upgraded.

Two years ago the dire conditions at the morgue drew national condemnation.

Bodies were stacked haphazardly, chucked into leaking boxes in a rundown cooler.

Thursday the county showed off a gleaming new $1.4 million cooler.

The morgue has also gotten provisional accreditation from the National Association of Medical Examiners, something it hasn't had for 3 years.

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