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The Darker Side of Business

By Shannon in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 15, 2007 8:38PM

crazy coffinWatch out, Chicago: Death is coming to town. Lest we sound a tad dramatic, let us clarify ourselves. Selected Independent Funeral Homes is having their 89th annual meeting this week at downtown’s Fairmont Hotel. Finally, a convention we can get excited about!

Among the more interesting events to take place during the Oct. 14-17 summit are a discussion on the pros and cons of green burials (a movement that Chicagoist wholeheartedly supports), a banquet at the Field Museum, complying with Department of Transportation specifications (U of C, you could stand to take some notes), and an appearance by comedian Ron Pearson. Huh. We figured those in the funerary industry got enough chuckles as it was.

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