Report: 900 graves exhumed for O'Hare runway

October 28, 2011 9:46:18 AM PDT
The pace of moving graves at St. Johannes Cemetery is reportedly picking up clearing the way for a new runway at O'Hare Airport.

The Chicago Tribune reports 900 of the 1,200 graves at the cemetery have been exhumed. Work on moving the graves resumed earlier this year, after an Illinois Supreme Court decided an appeal in the city's favor.

Officials expect the remaining graves to be moved in the coming months. The new runway is scheduled for completion by December 2013.