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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

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Simon Bruty)

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

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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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Two Critically Injured In South Suburban Crash

Two people were critically injured Saturday morning when the car they were in struck a semi in south suburban Alsip.

01/12/2013

Share Your Soles Foundation

Shoe Charity Operator Scrambling To Find New Warehouse Space

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.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

Porter Stone

Kidnapped Heart Transplant Patient, 5, Found Safe In Alsip

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.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

Authorities have released this surveillance image of a man who robbed an Alsip bank branch. (FBI)

Bank Robbed In Alsip

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.

04/09/2012

Burr Oak Cemetery

New Plans And Memorial For Burr Oak Cemetery

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.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

Handcuffs

Man, Girlfriend Arrested In Willowbrook Home Invasion

Two people have been arrested for a suburban home invasion with ties to furniture delivery.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Carolyn Towns, 51, the former manager of the Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, surrendered to authorities on Oct. 31, 2011, to begin serving a 12 year prison sentence in the cemetery's grave reselling scandal. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Burr Oak Scandal Ringleader Reports To Prison

The alleged ringleader of the grave reselling scandal at Burr Oak Cemetery reported to prison on Monday to begin serving a 12-year sentence.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2011

Ambulance

UPDATED: Flu Blamed For Scare During Cheerleading Practice

Four cheerleaders who reported feeling ill during a practice at a south suburban elementary school were hospitalized Wednesday night.

09/21/2011

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