1.  The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office is now requiring e-mail addresses for all funeral homes with a fax cremation account.

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2.  The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office will require a completed Certificate of Death Worksheet when removing a deceased from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office beginning October 3rd.

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3.  Join FDSA at Gast Monuments, Inc. in Chicago on February 25, 2017 for the seminar "From Concept to Creation" (2 FD CE).

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4. Visit the FDSA Facebook page here.

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5. Please contact FDSA Executive Director Catherine Kasper for matters that impact your funeral service

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The Funeral Directors Services Association of Greater Chicago (FDSA) purposes and objectives are:

  • to study, develop, and establish the highest standards of service for the benefit of the public;
  • to promote a professional relationship between those engaged in the practice of funeral service and the public they serve by the promulgation and adoption of correct and ethical principles of business administration;
  • to represent its members and keep them informed of the laws and statutes affecting their practice and to encourage them to comply with these laws and statutes; and
  • to maintain among its members the highest professional ideals which are necessary in the service of the public and in the public interest.

Member benefits include:

  • Access to Business Insurance
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  • Pre-Arranged Funeral Trust
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  • Resume Bank
  • Liaison with other organizations
  • Collective Bargaining (for Regular Members)
  • Public Affairs/Legislative Monitoring
  • Funeral Flags
  • Newsletter
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  • Social Programs
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