is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 19,725 at the 2000 census. It is a suburb of Chicago.
Alsip was settled in the 1830s by German and Dutch farmers. The village is named after Frank Alsip, the owner of a brickyard that opened there in 1885. The village began to grow after the Tri-State Tollway was built there after World War II.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.5 square miles (16.9 km²), of which, 6.4 square miles (16.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (2.45%) is water.
Alsip is bordered to the west by Worth, Illinois. To the south is Crestwood. Oak Lawn lies to the north. Merrionette Park, Blue Island, and Robbins lie to the east (north-south, respectively). The Mount Greenwood neighborhood of Chicago lies to the north and east.
Most of the town lies to the north of the Cal-Sag Channel. In conjunction with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Water Reclamation District of Chicago, the Village operates a boat launch on the canal, permitting inland access to Lake Michigan
Alsip is also home to two cemeteries, Burr Oak and Restvale, both of which are predominantly African-American. While there are many famous people buried there, Restvale is particularly known as the final resting place of several notable Blues Musicians, perhaps the most notable being Muddy Waters. Burr Oak's most notable burial may be Emmett Till, whose murder in Mississippi at age 14 in 1955 was an important moment in the American Civil Rights Movement. In 2004, the cemetery was covered in the national media when the murder investigation was reopened, and Till's body was exhumed