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Arunas Samoska. (Credit: Oak Lawn Police)

Prosecutors: Dispute With Wife Might Have Prompted Man To Blow Up House

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.

01/14/2014

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Fire Destroys Landmark Former Ill. Clock Factory

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.

01/01/2012

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Robber With Gas Can Threatens To Set Store, Employees On Fire

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.

03/25/2011

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Police: Man Pours Gasoline On Woman, Lights Fire

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.

10/18/2010