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McAllister Equipment Co. is pleased to announce the promotion of Park J. Allison to Vice President of Sales.


An Alsip woman was arrested after she left her infant twins alone in a car while she went to register her older child for school, prosecutors said. The prosecutor said that around 8:50 a.m. Monday, Alsip police were called to Prairie Junior High School, 11910 S. Kostner Ave., for a report of two babies left alone in a car.


A Cook County jury found Shante Thomas guilty of murder Thursday in the 2011 killing of a pregnant Alsip teenager and her unborn child. Jurors took about 90 minutes to decide to convict the 24-year-old Chicago woman following a trial that lasted nearly two weeks.


The Cook County Sheriff's Office posted extra deputies in and outside of a Markham courtroom Wednesday morning following an angry outburst the day before from a defendant on trial for murder in the killing of a pregnant Alsip teen. Cook County Judge Brian Flaherty on Wednesday denied a request from the Sheriff's Office to have 25-year-old Deandre Minkens put in leg shackles while in court after he reportedly became enraged while in holding.


Taylors Candy, Inc. of Alsip, IL under advice from its supplier is recalling Stuckey's bags of Sunflower Kernels because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes , an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.


In a videotaped interview of Shante Thomas in 2011, the then 19-year-old Chicago woman told an evolving story about what she was doing the night a pregnant Alsip teen was killed, during which time a police investigator said she changed her story "three or four times." "I did not touch her," Cook County jurors heard Thomas say in the recorded interview, moments before she backtracked and admitted to touching 18-year-old Rosemary Newman in what she claimed was an attempt to stop a fight between the pregnant woman and father of Newman's child, Deandre Minkens.

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