The Quincy Illinois Poverty Project Breaks Adams County Burial Policy Story

May 6, 2018:  This is exactly why creating awareness is so vital in making much needed change. Our efforts in bringing this story to the public has generated national attention, and now, the Illinois Comptrollers office. More details as they develop. And thank you to everyone who has shared this story and offered their assistance.   https://illinoiscomptroller.gov/…/comptroller-mendoza-deno…/    COMPTROLLER MENDOZA DENOUNCES ADAMS COUNTY CORONER, SEEKS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT INDIGENT BURIAL PROGRAM - Illinois Comptroller's Office   ILLINOISCOMPTROLLER.GOV  may 6 2018  Continued coverage on ABS News from the story we originally provided to the AP. Thanks to Barbara Parker for the tip. We'll hopefully have more to share about this soon.   https://abcnews.go.com/…/illinois-coroner-poor-pay-1000-cou…    Illinois coroner to poor: Pay $1000 or county keeps remains   A coroner in western Illinois is facing sharp criticism for how he handles poor people who can't afford to bury their loved ones: He has them sign over their…  ABCNEWS.GO.COM  The story ran in dozens of national newspapers including the New York Times and the Washington Post.   

May 6, 2018: This is exactly why creating awareness is so vital in making much needed change. Our efforts in bringing this story to the public has generated national attention, and now, the Illinois Comptrollers office. More details as they develop. And thank you to everyone who has shared this story and offered their assistance.

https://illinoiscomptroller.gov/…/comptroller-mendoza-deno…/

COMPTROLLER MENDOZA DENOUNCES ADAMS COUNTY CORONER, SEEKS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT INDIGENT BURIAL PROGRAM - Illinois Comptroller's Office

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may 6 2018

Continued coverage on ABS News from the story we originally provided to the AP. Thanks to Barbara Parker for the tip. We'll hopefully have more to share about this soon.

https://abcnews.go.com/…/illinois-coroner-poor-pay-1000-cou…

Illinois coroner to poor: Pay $1000 or county keeps remains

A coroner in western Illinois is facing sharp criticism for how he handles poor people who can't afford to bury their loved ones: He has them sign over their…

ABCNEWS.GO.COM

The story ran in dozens of national newspapers including the New York Times and the Washington Post.