An alert released on May 8th, at the City of Chicago O’Hare Modernization Program website, indicates that plans for the O’Hare expansion are moving forward and that St. Johannes Cemetery will definitely be impacted, resulting in the disinterment and reinterment of those buried there.
NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS WITH RELATIVES BURIED AT ST. JOHANNES CEMETERY, ADDISON TOWNSHIP, DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
The City of Chicago is notifying relatives of individuals buried in St. Johannes Cemetery that the City has commenced legal proceedings to acquire the cemetery for the O’Hare Modernization Program. As part of the project, the City of Chicago plans to relocate all graves from St. Johannes Cemetery to other cemeteries.
If you are related to a person who is buried in St. Johannes Cemetery, you may have an opportunity to participate in the relocation process.
It is the City’s intention to carry out the disinterment and reinterment process at St. Johannes Cemetery in a dignified and respectful manner in consultation with the affected relatives. The City will be responsible for paying all necessary and reasonable costs associated with the relocation of the graves.
If you are related to a person buried in St. Johannes Cemetery and wish to learn more about the relocation process, please call the O’Hare Modernization Program’s Cemetery Administrator at 773-462-8441 or you may write to: Cemetery Administrator at P.O. Box 66848, 10510 W. Zemke Road, Chicago, Illinois, 60666.
If you are aware of any other person that should receive this notice, please let them know or notify the Cemetery Administrator with their information.