When Brian Howard set a fire at an FAA radar facility in Aurora in a failed suicide attempt in 2014, he caused “one of the most severe disruptions to air travel in recent memory,” federal prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum.
Chicago police are searching for a man who started a fire in a business in the Avondale neighborhood Friday afternoon that critically injured a woman, police said.
A 37-year-old contractor from Naperville has pleaded guilty to setting a fire at an Aurora radar facility last fall, crippling Chicago’s two airports, and disrupting air traffic all across the U.S.
The FBI has announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the animal rights extremist or extremists who set fire to several carriages at an historic stable in the Old Town neighborhood in February.
Aurora police and fire officials are asking for the public’s help for information on an arson fire that damaged 12 vehicles early Saturday morning.
Prosecutors said Subhash Chander was offended because his 22-year-old daughter, Monika Rani, had married without his consent, beneath her station in India’s caste system.
A plea agreement with prosecutors is being negotiated, with the goal being having Brian Howard do his time in a federal prison offering mental health treatment, defense attorney Ronald Safer said.
Federal prosecutors formally filed charges Friday against Brian Howard, the Naperville man accused of setting fire to an FAA radar facility in Aurora last year, leading to a grounding of all planes at O’Hare and Midway.
Todd Mandoline, 26, was sentenced to 27 years for murder and 12 years for aggravated arson, sentences that will run consecutively, prosecutors said.
A Lincoln Park man is facing arson charges for allegedly setting a trash can on fire at Roosevelt University.
A firefighter trainee with the Ford Heights fire department accused of setting at least three fires in the south suburb has been ordered held on a $20,000 bond.
On Feb. 6, firefighters responded to a horse stable fire in the 1400 block of North Sedgwick Street, according to Fire Media Affairs. Officials initially believe the fire to be accidental, but said Monday that it has been ruled arson. The investigation has been turned over to the FBI.
It took jurors about 90 minutes to return a guilty verdict for Todd Mandoline on his 26th birthday. On July 22, 2012–a day ahead of her 25th birthday–Paula Morgan was killed in the fire after a party she hosted at her home in Lombard, where she lived with her mother and 6-year-old son.
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.