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On a busy street in Chicago’s River North district, tourists and passersby gaped at an open casket on display inside a building lobby. A hearse driver, who had parked on the curb outside, placed a sign on the sidewalk that read, “Funeral in progress.” The casket faced the street, easy for people to view through wall-to-ceiling windows.