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.
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.
Police and fire investigators aren’t saying much, but neighbors are certainly talking about what they think might be a religious hate crime.
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.
Vandals struck St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church overnight, just hours after the Rev. Michael Pfleger and community members marched against a neighborhood store.
Authorities in Lake Villa have released surveillance photos in hopes of solving an arson.
A 12-year-old boy stands charged with setting a rash of fires in Plainfield, which destroyed five cars and a home within weeks.
A Skokie two-flat that destroyed by an explosion and fire last month may have been set ablaze intentionally.
Two teens have been charged with setting a fire in an historic clock factory in north central Illinois on New Year’s Eve.
A former Waukegan mayoral candidate denied burning down the Waukegan Salvation Army building at his arraignment Thursday in a north suburban court.
Police in unincorporated Elgin suspect arson may be to blame for a fire that damaged four school buses beyond repair.
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.
Investigators say an early-morning fire in a South Austin neighborhood apartment building might have been the work of an arsonist.
A four-alarm fire that destroyed half of the old Knights Inn motel Monday morning in North Chicago is suspected to be arson.
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.
The fire that destroyed a vacant motel in Franklin Park last week was deliberately set, investigators have ruled.
A Melrose Park man stands charged with burning down his father’s home, where the suspect himself also lived.
The bodies of two children and an adult were discovered in a burning home in Grand Ridge on Thursday afternoon.
Attorneys working with the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University will argue Wednesday before an Indiana appeals court, on behalf of a woman now serving 60-year sentence.
An Elgin man is now on trial, charged with causing a fire that severely damaged the home of his own parents as he burned his girlfriend’s clothes in a fire pit.