(CBS Local)

Man Charged With Burning Woman With Hot Iron

Eric Alonso, 32, of the 600 block of Chester Avenue, was charged with a Class 2 felony count of aggravated domestic battery.


Kristina Perez and Lorena Perez. (Credit: Perez family photos)

2 Women Seriously Injured By Fireworks; 7 Others Hurt Citywide

Two sisters in law were seriously hurt Thursday night during an illegal fireworks display at a park on the Southwest Side.



Police Seek Help Identifying Female Homicide Victim

Police are asking for help to identify the body of woman or teen girl found strangled and badly burned in a Northwest Side Avondale neighborhood Dumpster Sunday night.


A rescued pit bull was rescued in Monee on March 28, 2013, after she had been lit on fire, suffering burns on 20 to 25 percent of her body. She also might have been hit by a car. (Supplied to CBS)

Burned Pregnant Pit Bull Recovering After Rescue In Monee

The dog was found on the side of the road near Monee. She’d been lit on fire, and might have been hit by a car


Lyric Opera performer Wesley Daniel is recovering from burns to his face and neck, suffered while performing a fire-breathing act on stilts. He suffered second-degree burns, but no damage to his lungs or throat, and is expected to make a full recovery, with little or no scarring. (Credit: Loyola University Health System)

Burned Lyric Opera Performer Goes Home From Hospital, Should Heal Quickly

Six months from now, the Lyric Opera accident that left fire-breathing stilt-walker Wesley Daniel with second-degree burns on his neck will likely be only a “bad memory,” Daniel’s doctor said Thursday.


John Lennon

John Lennon’s Artwork Returns To Oak Brook, 42 Years After Judge Had It Burned

The art work of John Lennon is returning to the Chicago area, more than 40 years after a local judge declared it obscene and ordered it burned.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

Maria Santiago (courtesy: Santiago Family)

Women Found Burning In Garage Was Strangled, Beaten

A woman found burning inside a North Side neighborhood garage Thursday morning was strangled and beaten to death, a Friday autopsy determined.



Smoking, Oxygen Therapy Leave Woman Critically Burned

Smoking and oxygen therapy proved to be a dangerous combination early Thursday, when a woman was critically injured in a fire on the city’s Near West Side.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011


Police: Man Slashed Friend’s Face For Burning Chicken Dinner

A Naperville man was jailed this week, after police said he slashed a friend’s face with a kitchen knife during an argument over a burned chicken dinner.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2011

Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Suit: 3-Year-Old Girl Burned By Gel In A Firepot

A family is suing the makers of a firepot and gel after an accident that allegedly severely burned a young girl and mother last fall at their Lyons home.