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Topics of expertise include: Funeral Industry Trends, Funerals and COVID-19, Veteran Funerals, Veteran-Owned Business, Family-Owned Business, Small Business Community Engagement, and more.

Unclaimed Veteran Funerals

Funeral for Unclaimed Veteran Wednesday” – Daily Herald

Line out the door for veteran’s services after funeral home asks for people to attend – NBC Chicago

No one should have to die alone” – Chicago Tribune

He is Ours” – Daily Herald

These volunteer mourners lifted up an unclaimed veteran – and themselves” – Chicago Tribune Editorial

About 150 attend funeral in Elgin for another “unclaimed vet” – Daily Herald

Elgin funeral home holds service for unclaimed veteran George Olson Wednesday” – ANC Chicago

Operation LOVE

Operation LOVE honors late vets” – Elgin Courier-News

Another funeral for an unclaimed vet, a chance for us all to come together” – Rex Huppke, Chicago Tribune

Veterans become funeral home’s mission” – Daily Herald

Elgin Funeral Home Organizes Military Honors for Homeless Blogger – Daily Herald

Full Honors for Elgin’s ‘Houseless’ not Homeless Blogger – Daily Herald

How Well Do You Know Elgin’s War Monuments? A Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt Challenges Participants to Find Them All – Elgin Courier-News


Funerals in the time of COVID-19, A difficult time made even more challenging with coronavirus restrictions, ABC Chicago 

What it’s Really Like to be an Essential Worker During the Coronavirus Pandemic, SHAPE

During Stay-At-Home Order, Daily Herald Readers Focus on Enjoying the Moment, Daily Herald

With mobile morgues and delayed burials, suburban coroners and funeral directors brace for jump in Covid-19 Deaths, Chicago Tribune

Funeral homes know procedures, seek gear, Daily Herald

10 Ways You Can Support Someone Grieving During the Coronavirus Crisis, HuffPost