Ill. Supreme Court stops grave relocation for O'Hare expansion

October 27, 2010 7:54:29 PM PDT
The Illinois Supreme Court has stopped Chicago's plan to begin relocating cemetery graves this weekend as part of the O'Hare expansion project.

The court issued a stay for St. Johannes Cemetery filed by opponents of the expansion.

The city's aviation department didn't have a date Wednesday night on how long the stay will last.

Earlier this year, the city was granted possession of the cemetery which sits off O'Hare runway 10-left 28-right.

An estimated 1,200 graves had been ordered moved to make way for the new runway.