Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation



Notice to Funeral Directors Clarifying Order of July 16


    Licensees that are finding it overly burdensome to comply with the August 6 deadline specified in Secretary Adams’ order of July 16 are invited and encouraged to contact Mark Thompson to request an extension of time.  He can be reached at 312-814-3079 or

    Furthermore, the Department would like to clarify the scope of the documents requested. The Department seeks documents reflecting the burial of a particular deceased person in a particular location at Burr Oak Cemetery and any documents reflecting the terms of burials at Burr Oak Cemetery, including copies of written statements prepared pursuant to Section 15-75(b)(28)(C) of the Act indicating that a deceased person was to be buried at Burr Oak Cemetery. Such statements are sometimes referred to as funeral director services agreements or contracts or statements of services. 

    If you are a licensee that has no documents related to Burr Oak Cemetery, please provide written notice to the Department of this fact by e-mailing  If you are a licensee that has questions about the order, please call 312-814-3079.

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