I can obtain copies of Chicago death certificates, 1878-1947, at the local Family History Center on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, Thursday during the day, and on Saturdays which means turnaround time varies from same day to three days, depending on when you submit your request.
- Extracted information (no images) for Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 (http://bit.ly/Y8Zfm7) is available at FamilySearch. I can get the corresponding images for Chicago records. Provider mollykennedy can get the corresponding images for any entry in the index.
- Chicago death certificates after 1947 are only available from the county or state. You can pay and download them from www.cookcountygenealogy.com.
- If I’m not able to find the record you need (it’s rare, but it happens), I will let you know how and what I searched and there will be no charge.