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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.

07/11/2013

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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.

07/04/2013

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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.

06/13/2013

Brian Moudry (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

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.

06/05/2013

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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.

05/24/2013

Kevin Maguire (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's office)

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.

05/12/2013

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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.

04/27/2013

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.

04/10/2013

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.

03/07/2013

Mark Hoen (Credit: Naperville Police)

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 […]

01/25/2013

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.

01/20/2013

Brian James Moudry, 36, has pleaded guilty to setting fire to the home of black residents. (STMW)

White Supremacist Pleads Guilty To Torching Home Of Black Neighbors

Brian James Moudry, 36, of the 300 block of South Reed Street in Joliet, pleaded guilty to using fire to interfere with the housing rights on the basis of race, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

01/18/2013

Brian Moudry (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

White Supremacist To Plead Guilty To Torching Black Neighbors’ Home

A white supremacist accused of burning down his black neighbors’ home in a racist attack plans to plead guilty, according to court papers filed this week, the Sun-Times is reporting.

01/15/2013

The fire occurred at about 4:30 a.m. on the  4200 block of West 21st Place. (Credit CBS)

Girl, 4, Injured In Weekend Fire Dies

A 4-year-old girl burned badly in a fire over the weekend has died, Cook County health officials said Monday.

12/31/2012

The fire occurred at about 4:30 a.m. on the  4200 block of West 21st Place. (Credit CBS)

Man Suspected Of Setting Fire Killing Woman, Badly Burning 2 Children Dies

The 29-year-old man who police said was the suspect in setting a fire that killed his girlfriend and critically injured their two children died at Stroger Hospital Sunday afternoon.

12/31/2012

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Oak Forest Man Charged With Strangling, Setting Fire To Wife

A south suburban man was charged Saturday with first-degree murder and aggravated arson after his wife was strangled before her body was found in their burned-out home Dec. 18, police said.

12/30/2012

The fire occurred at about 4:30 a.m. on the  4200 block of West 21st Place. (Credit CBS)

Lawndale Fire Being Investigated For Arson

Four of the victims suffered severe burns and two people died.

12/29/2012

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Ex-Roommate Charged With Killing Man, Woman In West Rogers Park

A Columbus, Ohio, man has been charged with stabbing his former roommates death in their West Rogers Park neighborhood apartment, stealing their credit cards, and setting their apartment on fire.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2012

James Kluppelberg served 24 years in prison on arson and murder charges, before prosecutors dismissed the case, saying new forensic evidence could not prove he committed the crime. Since his release, he's been unable to find a job. (Credit: CBS)

4 Months After Going Free, Wrongfully Convicted Man Still Searching For Job

A 47-year-old man cleared of setting a fire that killed a woman and her five children in 1984 has found that freedom is a subjective term, months after his release from prison.

CBS 2–09/18/2012

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2 Teens Charged In Series Of Barn Fires

The blazes caused a total of about $1 million in damage, McHenry County sheriff’s police said.

08/13/2012

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