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Police Say Lakeview Mattress Fire Non-Criminal

A mattress leaning against a home in the Lakeview neighborhood caught on fire overnight and it’s got residents on edge again.

10/26/2014

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‘We’re Not In South Africa,’ Judge Says When Attorney Cites Pistorius Case And Asks For Leniency

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.

10/24/2014

Firefighters at the scene of a blaze early Wednesday in the 3500 block of West Palmer. (Photo credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Charged In Logan Square Arson Fire

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.

10/22/2014

A string of arson fires has Lakeview residents on edge. (Credit: CBS)

String Of Arson Fires Has Lakeview Residents On Edge

There have been at least a half dozen fires set, most of them in alleys next to homes in the neighborhood.

09/17/2014

Jeffrey Hollinghead (left) and Willie Feliciano (right) have been charged in Operation Crew Cut, 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. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections/Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Two More Charged In Operation Crew Cut Racketeering Case

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.

08/29/2014

Lincolnwood firefighters use foam to douse flames after two U.S. Postal Service vans caught fire in Lincolnwood on Aug. 25, 2014 (Credit: Scott Lasker/Network Video Productions)

Officials Conducting Arson Investigation After Post Office Vans Burned

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.

08/26/2014

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Man Charged In Soldier Field Arson

Zecharias Miller, 26, allegedly broke into Soldier Field and set fire to a rug that damaged several suites.

08/15/2014

Rafael Delgado (left) and Anthony Catala (right) are charged with setting fire to a garage in Bridgeport. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Two Men Charged With Setting Bridgeport Garage Fire

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.

06/11/2014

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Police Investigating Wrigleyville Car Fires For 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.

06/10/2014

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Proposed Site For Immigrant Detention Center Catches Fire

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.

06/05/2014

A building that once housed a Dollar Store and the district offices of State Rep. Andre Thapedi (D-Chicago) burned down on Jan. 17, but the owner has yet to tear down what's left of the building or haul away the rubble from the blaze. (Credit: Worlee Glover)

Alderman, Residents Want Building Eyesore Demolished

CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports near the intersection of 75th and King Drive, where a burned-out building has caused all the problems.

04/10/2014

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Officials: Arson Likely In ‘Suspicious’ Naperville Area House Fire

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.

02/22/2014

Arunas Samoska. (Credit: Oak Lawn Police)

Oak Lawn Man Charged With Arson

An Oak Lawn man has been charged by police following an arson fire and explosion Saturday morning that destroyed a home.

01/13/2014

An explosion destroyed this house in Oak Lawn on Saturday morning. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Police Questioning Man In Oak Lawn House Explosion

An Oak Lawn man is being questioned by police following an arson fire and explosion this morning that destroyed a home.

01/11/2014

A suspected arsonist outside a convenience store that was set on fire Nov. 12.  (Photo from the Cook County Sheriff's office)

Three Arsons Reported In One Week In Ford Heights

Cook County Sheriff’s office deputies are investigating three recent arsons that were reported over one week in south suburban Ford Heights.

11/16/2013

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Missing Woman’s Boyfriend Charged With Blowing Up Their House

James Borg had been in medical care since the July 14 explosion that leveled 135 Southeast Circle Drive.

10/23/2013

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Creepy Lover Convicted Of Torching Girlfriend’s Home, Killing Neighbor

Juan Adame faces a potential life sentence after he was found guilty of the deadly arson

10/12/2013

A memorial is set up for the mother and son who died in an arson fire over the weekend. (CBS)

Roseland Mourns Mom, Son Killed In Suspicious Fire

(CBS) — Everyone who knew Millicent Brown-Johnson  and her 8-year-old son Jovan Perkins said the same thing Monday. “They loved each other. They were very loving people, very loving,” teacher Emma Brooks tells CBS 2’s […]

09/23/2013

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Downers Grove Man Charged With Arson For Park Fire

A west suburban man has been charged with setting a blaze that caused $20,000 damage to a nearby park in July.

09/11/2013

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Two Charged With Arson In South Shore Fire

Two residents have been charged with arson after an extra-alarm fire started in their South Shore apartment building Friday night, causing a roof to collapse and displacing ten people, including five children.

08/25/2013

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