Aurora is a suburb of Chicago. With a population estimated to be over 200,000, it is the second most populous city in the state of Illinois. There are in the region of 13 funeral homes in Aurora, with several within five miles of the centre.
There are four crematoriums in Aurora, some of which are attached to existing funeral homes. There are 10 cemeteries and memorial parks located across the city, including Mt Olivet Catholic Cemetery, and West Aurora Cemetery on Wilder Street.
Notable places of worship in Aurora include St Joseph Catholic Church on High Street, First Baptist Church on Oak Avenue, Temple B'nai Israel Synagogue on North Edgelawn Drive, ICN-Al Hidayah Mosque on Olesen Drive, and Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple on Sullivan Road.
In Illinois there are no state laws which require embalming of the person that has died, and there is no stipulation that a casket is needed for either burial or cremation. It may be possible to arrange burial on private land if the authorities are notified and the scattering of ashes is similarly permitted on private land with the permission of the owner.
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