The Coroner is an elected office serving for a 4 year term. The Coroner's Office is a law enforcement agency, which, as part of the system of checks and balances, investigates deaths that occur in the county elected. Also, when a vacancy occurs in the Office of the Sheriff, the Coroner assumes the office temporarily until the vacancy is filled by appointment or election.
The State of Illinois has set the following fees for the Coroner’s Office:
A copy of a transcript of sworn testimony: $5.00 per page
A copy of an autopsy report (if not included in transcript): $50.00
A copy of the verdict of a Coroner’s jury: $5.00
A copy of a toxicology report: $25.00
A print of a picture obtained by the Coroner: $3.00
A Coroner’s or Medical Examiner’s permit to cremate a dead body: $50.00
Fees for the above items when released for copying are controlled by Public Act 84-337 of the Illinois Revised Statutes as stated above, effective July 22, 2010. Payment must be received in advance.