Man Held On Murder, Arson Charges In Deaths Of Two Kankakee BoysBond was set at $5 million Thursday for a 61-year-old man charged with murder and arson in connection with a fire that left two young boys dead earlier this month in downstate Kankakee.
Man Charged With Murder, Arson In Fire That Killed Two BoysAlex Sawyer, 61, has been charged with two counts of murder and eight counts of aggravated arson, according to the Kankakee Fire Department.
Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For 2012 Double MurderA North Side man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for stabbing his West Ridge neighborhood roommates at least 20 times each, lighting their apartment on fire and then using their credit cards to fly to Las Vegas in 2012.
Landlord Gets Life In Prison For Arson Fire That Killed 7Lawrence 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.
Prosecutors: Dispute With Wife Might Have Prompted Man To Blow Up HouseA 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.
Fire Destroys Landmark Former Ill. Clock FactoryA 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.
Robber With Gas Can Threatens To Set Store, Employees On FireA 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.
Police: Man Pours Gasoline On Woman, Lights FireA 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.