Thousands of Bodies Expected to Be Unconvered in Chicago Construction Project

Posted: 5/4/2015

in the newsChicago, IL -- A road construction project on Chicago's Northwest side is expected to uncover thousands of bodies.

The road construction is taking place on a section of Oak Park Avenue that once was the home of a cemetery with nearly 7,000 bodies.

The area was the burial site for the poor, criminals, and unidentified criminal victims.  The site was used as a cemetery from 1890 to 1912.

Workers are planning to use a radar before digging.  The radar will allow the construction site to comply with state laws on relocating bodies.

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