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.
Stephanie Swon, 25, of Elgin, faces one count of arson and two counts of criminal damage to property, all felonies, according to a statement from Elgin police.
Two West Side residents risked gang retaliation to help solve a cold case received a big honor Wednesday.
A mattress leaning against a home in the Lakeview neighborhood caught on fire overnight and it’s got residents on edge again.
The attorney for a man who tried to have six people burned alive begged a federal judge for leniency Friday, saying South African athlete Oscar Pistorius got only five years in prison for killing his girlfriend.
Crews were called shortly after 3 a.m. to the fire in the 3500 block of West Palmer Street, police and fire officials said. The fire started in a vacant two-story building and spread to an adjacent two-story building which was occupied.
There have been at least a half dozen fires set, most of them in alleys next to homes in the neighborhood.
Two felons have joined five other defendants in a major racketeering case targeting an Outfit-connected crew accused of home invasions, armed robberies, burglaries, insurance fraud, prostitution, arson and a plot to murder a witness.
Federal authorities were reviewing surveillance camera footage as part of an arson investigation, after to U.S. Postal Service vans were set ablaze Monday night.
Zecharias Miller, 26, allegedly broke into Soldier Field and set fire to a rug that damaged several suites.
Police said 39-year-old Rafael Delgado, and 19-year-old Anthony Ray Catala were identified as the men responsible. Each man was charged with a felony count of arson.
A series of suspicious car fires are under investigation in Wrigleyville and Boystown. In all seven vehicles were burned, four of which are destroyed.
Firefighters on Wednesday night briefly fought an apparent arson fire at the former St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Hall building in northwest Indiana, part of a proposed site of an immigrant detention center.
CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports near the intersection of 75th and King Drive, where a burned-out building has caused all the problems.
A fire Tuesday afternoon that caused no injuries but did more than $200,000 worth of damage to a house near west suburban Naperville appears to have been deliberately set, the Sun is reporting.
An Oak Lawn man has been charged by police following an arson fire and explosion Saturday morning that destroyed a home.
An Oak Lawn man is being questioned by police following an arson fire and explosion this morning that destroyed a home.
Cook County Sheriff’s office deputies are investigating three recent arsons that were reported over one week in south suburban Ford Heights.
James Borg had been in medical care since the July 14 explosion that leveled 135 Southeast Circle Drive.
Juan Adame faces a potential life sentence after he was found guilty of the deadly arson