Lawrence Myers, 64, was previously convicted of seven counts of first-degree murder in connection with the fire on Feb. 14, 2010, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
A heated argument with his wife and his anger over the couple’s smashed wedding photo apparently led an Oak Lawn man to burn down his house early Saturday.
A fire at a massive former clock factory that police say was deliberately lit provided an eerie backdrop for a northern Illinois city’s New Year’s celebrations, and despite the efforts of firefighters from throughout the area, the city landmark was destroyed.
A Far South Side grocery owner and his nephew tackled a man who doused them with gasoline while threatening to set the store on fire during an attempted robbery Thursday in the Morgan Park neighborhood.
A mother and her four young children escaped injury after a west suburban man apparently pushed her down, poured gasoline on her and lit her clothes on fire early Sunday during a domestic dispute.