Kane County Coroner Office Closed Following Black Mold Detection

The coroner office for Kane County, Illinois is being temporarily shifted to DuPage County facility, after black mold was detected in and around the morgue’s cooler and refrigerator area.

Rob Russell, the Kane County Coroner, said at Friday’s Judicial and Public Safety Committee meeting that mold growth was found in the morgue during freezer parts replacement conducted by Mechanical Inc. An environmental scientists was then consulted who identified the mold and recommended to temporarily shut down the building. Russell said he closed the building after notifying Joe McMahon, the State’s Attorney.

DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen said during the meeting, “We are very happy and able to accommodate [Russell’s] coroner’s office in our facility.” He was earlier contacted by Russell regarding the issue.

A statement released by the Kane County Coroner’s Office states, “there will be no impairment of service to the public. Families and funeral homes will be notified of the new temporary location, and information will also be available on the Kane County website.”

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