One 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.
When 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.
The blast and resulting fire also damaged an above-ground swimming pool, burned some of the siding off the back of the house, and blasted a hole in the roof of a neighboring garage.
The Village of Alsip has honored a longtime employee who passed away last year, after touching the lives of two generations of students.
Students returning to Shepard High School on Monday after spring break were stunned by the news that Cassie Hense, of Alsip, who graduated early after the fall semester, had died in a car crash that left another former student critically injured.
Police say drivers park their cars only to come out and find their vehicles sitting on blocks. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.
A manufacturing unit at an Alsip chemical plant will remain out of commission until the cause of a Dec. 13 explosion that injured two workers is determined, Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office said Tuesday.
Berry Plastics said the layoffs, which will begin next month, are part of a cost-cutting initiative that will result in five plant closings.
Thomas Braasch, 19, is charged with threatening a classmate at Alan Shephard High School in Palos Heights on Facebook.
A man was injured early Friday when his car was hit by a flatbed tow truck, and pinned against a concrete barrier along I-294 near Alsip.
A person has been taken into custody for questioning in the kidnapping and murder of an elderly woman who was found shot to death in the parking garage of the Majestic Star Casino in Gary last month.
Four men attempted to rob a south suburban bank on Monday morning but left empty-handed, according to the FBI.
Two people were critically injured Saturday morning when the car they were in struck a semi in south suburban Alsip.
A Chicago area-based charity that puts shoes on bare feet in developing countries is scrambling to find new warehouse space within the next few days.
A 5-year-old boy with a serious heart condition is awaiting a reunion with his mother in the southwest suburbs, while the boy’s father and grandmother stand charged with kidnapping him from a St. Louis hospital.
The man entered the TCF Bank branch at 12001 S. Pulaski Rd. at 11:41 p.m. and handed a teller a note implying he had a weapon and demanding money.
A new memorial will be up sometime this year at the historic Burr Oak Cemetery, three years after a gruesome scandal in which bodies were dug up and plots were resold.
Two people have been arrested for a suburban home invasion with ties to furniture delivery.
The alleged ringleader of the grave reselling scandal at Burr Oak Cemetery reported to prison on Monday to begin serving a 12-year sentence.
Four cheerleaders who reported feeling ill during a practice at a south suburban elementary school were hospitalized Wednesday night.