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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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Man Charged With Setting Wrong House On Fire After Quarrel

An Elmhurst man is in jail for allegedly setting a house on fire – and it wasn’t even the right house.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2012

Farragut Avenue Garage Fires

Fire Destroys Or Damages 6 Garages In Andersonville

A fire spread to six garages in the Andersonville neighborhood in a period of 15 minutes overnight.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

Rafael Peluyera (left) and Trevontay Milsap (right) are both charged with murder and arson, accused of setting a fire that resulted in the deaths of a mother and daughter in Gary, Ind. (Credit: Gary Police)

2 Charged In Fatal Fire That Killed Mother, Daughter In Gary, Ind.

Trevontay Milsap and Rafael Peluyera, both of Lake Station, Ind., were charged with murder, murder in the perpetration of arson and four counts of arson.

08/02/2012

Todd Mandoline, 23, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated arson, one count of arson and one count of criminal damage to property for allegedly setting a deadly fire in Lombard on July 22, 2012. (Credit: DuPage County Jail)

Man Held Without Bond In Deadly Lombard Arson

A 23-year old man is set to appear for a bond hearing in DuPage County Wednesday morning, accused of murder and arson.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Todd Mandoline, 23, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated arson, one count of arson and one count of criminal damage to property for allegedly setting a deadly fire in Lombard on July 22, 2012. (Credit: DuPage County Jail)

Man Charged After Deadly Fire In Lombard

A Villa Park man is facing murder charges after a deadly fire in Lombard.

07/24/2012

A young mother was killed in a fire over the weekend that Lombard police believe was intentionally set. (CBS)

Lombard Mother Dies In Suspected Arson Fire

Monday would have been victim Paula Morgan’s 25th birthday. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

07/23/2012

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White Supremacist Charged With Setting Fire To African-American Family’s Home

A self-avowed white supremacist who has already served time for a hate crime was charged Wednesday with trying to set fire to the home of his Joliet neighbors – an African-American family with eight children.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

James Kluppelberg (right) and his attorney Karl Leonard walk through the parking lot of the Menard Correctional Center, after Kluppelberg was released from prison on May 31, 2012. (Credit: Eva Nagao)

Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Deadly Arson Fire Set Free

A 46-year-old man cleared of setting a fire that killed a woman and her five children in 1984 has been released from prison.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

A van is engulfed in flames Friday night -- one of two mysterious blazes on a residential street. (CBS)

Mysterious Fires On Same Skokie Street Have Neighbors Worried

Police and fire investigators aren’t saying much, but neighbors are certainly talking about what they think might be a religious hate crime.

05/26/2012

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Wilmington Firefighter Charged With Torching Own Truck

A firefighter from the Will County town of Wilmington is charged with doing the opposite of his job and setting something on fire in a scheme to collect insurance money.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

St. Sabina Burning Shirt

Burning Shirt Found On St. Sabina Community Center Doors

Vandals struck St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church overnight, just hours after the Rev. Michael Pfleger and community members marched against a neighborhood store.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Home security video captured an arson suspect in Lake Villa. (Credit: Lake Villa Police Department)

Surveillance Video Captures Lake Villa Arson Suspect; Police Seeking Public’s Help

Authorities in Lake Villa have released surveillance photos in hopes of solving an arson.

03/05/2012

Plainfield Car Fire

12-Year-Old Suspect Charged In Plainfield Arsons

A 12-year-old boy stands charged with setting a rash of fires in Plainfield, which destroyed five cars and a home within weeks.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

An explosion blew out the roof of an apartment building at 8734 Kimball Av. in Skokie on Dec. 12, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Skokie Explosion May Have Been Arson, Report Says

A Skokie two-flat that destroyed by an explosion and fire last month may have been set ablaze intentionally.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

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Teen Due In Court In Arson That Destroyed Historic Clock Factory

Two teens have been charged with setting a fire in an historic clock factory in north central Illinois on New Year’s Eve.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

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