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A stretch of the Cal-Sag Trail in the south suburbs. (Source: Facebook/Friends of the Calumet-Sag Trai)

Part Of New Cal-Sag Trail To Open This Weekend

Cyclists, 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.

06/03/2015

Claudell Arrington (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Promoting Prostitution

Claudell 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.

04/22/2015

Keith Nicks (left) and Terrence Nicks (right) were convicted by a Cook County jury for their role in a grave reselling scandal at Burr Oak Cemetery. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Sentencing In Burr Oak Scandal Delayed; Prosecutors Seek 15-Year Sentences

Keith 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.

03/11/2015

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Burr Oak Grounds Foreman Denies Desecrating Human Remains

In 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.

02/11/2015

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Burr Oak Worker Testifies About Horrors At Cemetery

A 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.

01/30/2015

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Robbery Suspects In Custody After Crashing SUV Into Alsip Home

The 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.

11/19/2014

Fire crews on the scene of a fire near 128th and Kenneth in south suburban Alsip. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Crews Battle Alsip Blaze

Fire 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.

11/08/2014

Cops Pump Gas

Cops Pump Gas To Raise Money For Children’s Hospital

Alsip 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.

09/05/2014

A 16-year-old boy was crushed under a brick wall early Wednesday at a closed construction company in south suburban Alsip. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Police: Teen Crushed To Death In Alsip Was Stealing Metal Rods

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.

08/21/2014

A 16-year-old boy was crushed under a brick wall early Wednesday at a closed construction company in south suburban Alsip. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Teen Crushed Between Brick Walls In Alsip

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.

08/20/2014

A garage exploded in southwest suburban Alsip on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Garage Explodes In Alsip

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.

07/31/2014

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Alsip Honors Late Crossing Guard ‘With The Poise And Grace Of A Queen’

The Village of Alsip has honored a longtime employee who passed away last year, after touching the lives of two generations of students.

06/05/2014

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Alsip Teen Killed In Indian Head Park Crash

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.

04/01/2014

Wet weather tyres sit in the paddock during previews for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit on October 10, 2013 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images,)

Alsip Police Caution Motorists About String Of Tire Thefts

Police say drivers park their cars only to come out and find their vehicles sitting on blocks. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

03/10/2014

Firefighters battle a blaze at a chemical plant in Alsip. (CBS)

Alsip Plant Ordered To Probe Blast Cause

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.

12/31/2013

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Alsip Factory Closing To Eliminate 480 Jobs

Berry Plastics said the layoffs, which will begin next month, are part of a cost-cutting initiative that will result in five plant closings.

12/13/2013

Thomas Braasch (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Man Shared Plot To Kill Classmate On Facebook

Thomas Braasch, 19, is charged with threatening a classmate at Alan Shephard High School in Palos Heights on Facebook.

10/27/2013

A flatbed tow truck pinned a car against a concrete barrier wall in a crash on the Tri-State Tollway on July 5, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Tow Truck Hits Car On Tri-State Tollway

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.

07/05/2013

Mary Austgen. (Credit: Griffith Police Department)

Subject In Custody In Kidnapping, Murder Of Woman Found At Gary Casino

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.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2013

Surveillance video of the suspects. (Credit: FBI)

Four Men Attempt To Rob Bank In Alsip

Four men attempted to rob a south suburban bank on Monday morning but left empty-handed, according to the FBI.

02/25/2013

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