161-Year-Old Graveyard to be Bulldozed to Make Way for New Runway at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

Posted by admin on Jan 28, 2011

A 161-year-old graveyard could be bulldozed to make way for a new runway at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. A court ruling upheld an earlier decision which said Chicago had legally condemned St Johannes Cemetery and could begin removing around 1,000 graves.

Thirty graves have already been voluntarily relocated and families have received permits for another 345 to be moved. But church officials have criticised the ruling for not considering the religious protection arguments.

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