Emmett Till's Family Leads Memorial Marking 60th Anniversary Of His MurderIt was 60 years ago today that 14-year-old Emmett Till was beaten and shot in the head for reportedly whistling at a white woman while visiting relatives in Mississippi, and his family led a memorial procession to his grave in Alsip.
Final Burr Oak Scandal Defendant Pleads Guilty To Desecrating GravesMaurice Dailey, who was a backhoe operator at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, pleaded guilty to desecration, removal of buried remains and removal of headstone charges.
Part Of New Cal-Sag Trail To Open This WeekendCyclists, walkers, and runners are in for a big treat in the south suburbs this weekend. The completed 11-mile west leg of the Cal-Sag Trail will officially open between Alsip and Lemont.
Man Charged With Promoting ProstitutionClaudell Arrington, 33, was arrested April 15 when he thought he was going to receive proceeds from a woman he recruited to prostitute for him, according to a statement from the Cook County sheriff’s office.
Sentencing In Burr Oak Scandal Delayed; Prosecutors Seek 15-Year SentencesKeith and Terrence Nicks’ conduct was so “unique” in its depravity, they need to be put behind bars despite their lack of criminal backgrounds, Assistant State’s Attorney Nick Trutenko argued, asking Judge Joan Margaret O’Brien to sentence the brothers to consecutive terms.
Burr Oak Grounds Foreman Denies Desecrating Human RemainsIn a firm voice, the former grounds foreman at the historic Burr Oak Cemetery denied Tuesday that he desecrated human remains and insisted that he pushed management to improve the dilapidated south suburban site, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Burr Oak Worker Testifies About Horrors At CemeteryA Burr Oak Cemetery worker testified Thursday that the foreman on site used a sledgehammer to destroy a cement liner surrounding an old casket and once heard him use an expletive to describe the skeletal remains he wanted trashed to make room for a fresh corpse.
Robbery Suspects In Custody After Crashing SUV Into Alsip HomeThe SUV was stolen from the area of 63rd and Ashland in Chicago, then was used in a robbery at the BP Earth Market at 12230 S. Cicero in Alsip, police said.
Fire Crews Battle Alsip BlazeFire crews were on the scene Saturday morning of a fire that tore through at least one building near 127th and Kenneth in south suburban Alsip.
Cops Pump Gas To Raise Money For Children's HospitalAlsip Police Lt. Scott Zablotny was among the officers pumping gas as part of “Full Serve and Protect” at the BP Earth Market at 123rd and Cicero.
Police: Teen Crushed To Death In Alsip Was Stealing Metal RodsOne of three teenagers who were trying to steal metal rods at an Alsip construction business died early Wednesday when 34,000-pound concrete and brick panels fell and pinned him.
Teen Crushed Between Brick Walls In AlsipWhen authorities found the teen about 2:30 a.m., he was not breathing, pinned between two pre-formed brick construction walls at the Lombard Company, 4243 W. 123rd St.