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.


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.


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.



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.


(Credit: CBS)

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.


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

Fire Graphic

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

Waukegan Fire

Waukegan Man Denies Setting Salvation Army Fire

A former Waukegan mayoral candidate denied burning down the Waukegan Salvation Army building at his arraignment Thursday in a north suburban court.


The charred remains of a school bus in Elgin after a fire overnight. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS 2)

Fire That Destroyed Elgin School Buses May Be Arson

Police in unincorporated Elgin suspect arson may be to blame for a fire that damaged four school buses beyond repair.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

Gregory Flesher (Lake County Police Dept.)

Former Waukegan Candidate Charged In Warehouse Fire

A well-known Waukegan business owner who once ran for mayor has been charged with starting the massive fire that destroyed a vacant Salvation Army warehouse in May.


Lawler Avenue Fire

South Austin Fire Believed To Be Work Of Arsonist

Investigators say an early-morning fire in a South Austin neighborhood apartment building might have been the work of an arsonist.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

Fire Graphic

Arson Suspected In North Chicago Motel Blaze

A four-alarm fire that destroyed half of the old Knights Inn motel Monday morning in North Chicago is suspected to be arson.


Vandals set fire to the "C" and "L" in the end zone of the North Central College Cardinals football field on Aug. 27, 2011. Officials said the damage was minimal and easy to repair. (Credit: CBS)

Vandals Set Fire To Artificial Turf At North Central College

Authorities in west suburban Naperville were offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about who set fire to the artificial turf at North Central College’s football field last weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

Franklin Park Fire

Vacant Motel Fire In Franklin Park Deemed Arson

The fire that destroyed a vacant motel in Franklin Park last week was deliberately set, investigators have ruled.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011