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.


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.


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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.


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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


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 […]


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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.


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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.


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Firefighter Hurt In Burnside Apartment Fire

A fire department lieutenant suffered neck and shoulder pain after being struck by roof debris from the fire.


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Woman Charged In South Shore Arson

A woman who allegedly lit her boyfriend’s couch on fire following an argument — sparking a fire that hurt six people in a South Shore apartment building — has been charged with arson.


Chicago firefighters rescued several people from a fire in this apartment building in the 7100 block of South Jeffery Boulevard. Six people were hurt. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Police: Fire That Left 6 Hurt Was Started By Angry Girlfriend

Authorities think a fire that injured six people late Wednesday night in the South Shore neighborhood might have been deliberately set.


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Gary Man Charged With Setting Ex-Girlfriend’s Home On Fire

A Gary man with at least two open felony cases pending has been charged in Lake Superior Court with arson from a fire one year ago.


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3 Rescued From Suspected Arson Fire In West Pullman

Two adults and a child were rescued from a home in West Pullman, after being trapped by a fire officials believe was a case of arson.


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White Supremacist Gets 10 Years For Torching Black Family’s Home

A white supremacist who burned down a black family’s southwest suburban home in a racist attack was told by a judge on Monday to be thankful for the black lawyer who defended him, the Sun-Times is reporting.


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Man Bolts From Courtroom After Arson, Intimidation Conviction

A few minutes after a Lake Superior Court jury had convicted him of arson and intimidation, James E. Gardner III took off running, but was quickly caught.


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Son Charged In Morton Grove Home Arson

A parolee was ordered held on $25,000 bond for allegedly using gasoline to start a fire during an argument at his parents’ north suburban Morton Grove home last month.


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Cedar Lake Man Gets 80 Years For Murder, Arson

Anthony LaPorta, 24, broke into neighbor Adam Giordano’s home on July 11, intent on stealing from the victim. When Giordano discovered LaPorta in his house, the assailant attacked him with a knife, killing the victim. LaPorta then set fire to the man’s home.


The Hammond Fire Department is investigating three arson fires. (Credit: CBS)

Hammond Fire Dept. Investigating String Of Arson Fires

Three fires in a week, all within a few blocks of each other, all of them arson CBS 2’S Derrick Blakley says investigators in Hammond are looking into the pattern, trying to discover who set the fires and why.


Investigators believe a fire that gutted this three-story building in Whiting, Ind., on Jan. 20, 2013, was the result of arson. (Credit: CBS)

Fire That Destroyed Whiting Building Was Apparent Arson

Indiana state fire marshals ruled the Jan. 20 fire at a 117-year-old building at 119th and Sheridan in Whiting, Ind., was caused by ignitable liquid on the floor of the dress shop on the first floor, and have handed over the case to police.


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Naperville Man Charged With Arson After Home Explosion

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police have charged a Naperville man with arson in connection with an explosion at a neighbor’s home. Around 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 30, 2012, an explosive device went off at a home […]


Carmona allegedly used an accelerant to set the fire in the couple’s home about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, police said. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Murder In Fatal NW Side Arson Fire

Bond was denied on Sunday for a Northwest Side man charged with murder and arson for setting a fire that killed his girlfriend Wednesday inside the Northwest Side apartment they shared.