309 Chicago Avenue
Phone: (815) 273-2264
The Coroner’s office is responsible to those who have died by determining the cause of death in cases of homicide, accident, suicide, or cases where there was no recent attending physician or where the circumstances surrounding the death are mysterious or unknown.
The Coroner’s office is also responsible to the living. By performing death investigations in a thorough and dignified way the Coroner’s office is protecting the rights of the deceased person’s family and the community as well as the deceased individual. This investigation involves submitting the evidence of death to a coroner’s jury so they may determine the manner of death.
To protect all concerned, the Coroner’s office hopes to detect any foul play or find any existing health concerns or hazardous conditions for the community.