New Chicago public school being built on site of estimated 38,000 unmarked graves

15-year effort to build a school in the city’s Dunning neighborhood is underway with an unusual complication: Construction workers are taking careful steps to avoid disturbing human remains that may lie beneath the soil.

The $70 million school is to be built on the grounds of a former Cook County Poor House where an estimated 38,000 people were buried in unmarked graves. Among the dead are residents who were too poor to afford funeral costs, unclaimed bodies and patients from the county’s insane asylum.

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7 Responses to New Chicago public school being built on site of estimated 38,000 unmarked graves

  1. warhorse says:

    ok so….”poltergeist the high school years” is coming soon to a theater near you?

  2. Padawan says:

    Sounds like something Rham Emanuel would do.

  3. WoodBurner says:

    Nothing is Sacred to the Marxists Bastards.

  4. cato says:

    Nothing is sacred anymore.

  5. B says:


    Thing is, no one knows.

    They’ve been digging for YEARS, and so far haven’t found even a single bone.

    No one know if there are even any bodies there. Just some dude’s imagination, so far, ’cause they can’t even tell you where those bodies might be on the property. There is absolutely ZERO historical documentation that indicates that the story might be true.

    If, of course, there are even any there.

    I think this was just a story for a slow news day. Notice that there wasn’t any recent fottage of the digging?

  6. Unclezip says:

    Would Not want to be the night janitor in that place.

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