It 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.
Maurice 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.