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Deandre Minkens and Shante Thomas are accused of strangling 18-year-old Rosemary Newman to death while she was nine-months pregnant with Minkens' child, authorities said. Newman was found in a south suburban forest preserve Minkens, 25, and Thomas, 24, face charges of first-degree murder and intentional homicide of an unborn child, authorities said.


When Donald S. Habich first opened a franchise of Jr.'s Hot Dogs in Oak Forest in 1977, he was worried whether he could make ends meet with a wife and young children. "Oh, he was so afraid it wouldn't make it," said his wife, Jean.


The families of individuals whose buried remains were exhumed from their plots at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip as part of a widespread grave re-selling scheme will once again have a place to visit their deceased loved ones. The Cook County Sheriff's Department, whose joint investigation with the FBI uncovered the illegal operation in 2009, held a reinterment ceremony Tuesday to return the human remains and grave items recovered during the investigation to the ground with dignity and respect.


A re-internment ceremony is scheduled for the human remains and grave items recovered when desecration was found in 2009 at a cemetery in suburban Chicago. The Cook County Sheriff's Office says the ceremony will be Tuesday afternoon at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip.


Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and the third largest franchiser of quick service restaurants in the nation, has announced that they have recently opened a new Pilot Travel Center in Bridgeview, IL.; its third travel center in the Chicago area; the company opened a location in October 2015 in Alsip and in March 2016 in Carol Stream. The new travel center is located at 7501 South Harlem and is Pilot Flying J's 46th location in Illinois , it will add 70 local jobs and is expected to contribute $4.8 million annually in state and local tax revenues.

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