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The Haunting of Mt. Carmel Cemetery
Hillside, Illinois

Posted by Hauntings Admin on 03/07/2011

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About Mt. Carmel Cemetery

Mount Carmel Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery located in the Chicago suburb of Hillside, Illinois. Mount Carmel is an active cemetery, located within the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. The cemetery is located near the Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) at Wolf and Roosevelt Roads. It is adjacent to two other cemeteries, those being Queen of Heaven Cemetery, another Catholic Cemetery, and Oakridge Glen Oaks Cemetery.

In 1901 Mount Carmel Cemetery was consecrated. The cemetery maintained its own office until 1965, when it combined operations with Queen of Heaven Cemetery. The cemetery is currently 214 acres (0.87 km2) in size. There are over 226,275 people buried at Mount Carmel, and about 800 people are interred annually at Mount Carmel.

The Bishop's Mausoleum is located at Mount Carmel Cemetery, designed by William J. Brinkman is the final resting places of the Bishops and Archbishops of Chicago. Most recently, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin was buried here after his 1996 death. Also on the cemetery grounds are the final resting places of a number of local organized crime figures, most notably Al Capone. There are over 400 family mausoleums located on the cemetery grounds.

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