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Burr Oak to be auctioned off

April 26, 2010 9:44:22 AM PDT
The south suburban cemetery at the center of an alleged grave-selling scandal is scheduled to go on the auction block Monday. Two businesses have banded together to try to buy Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, as well as its sister property, Cedar Park Cemetery in Calumet Park.

The owners of the Gatling Chapel on Chicago's South Side and Restvale Cemetery in Alsip have submitted a proposal to acquire Burr Oak.

A judge will decide this week whether to accept the terms of the bid.

Last July, Cook County sheriff's investigators discovered that dozens of graves were dug up and allegedly resold. Four cemetery workers were charged in the scandal.


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