In an alert issued Monday night, police said vehicles and trash cans had been set on fire between June and September — the latest incident on Sept. 26. Alleyways are an apparent target, the alert said.
A series of suspicious car fires are under investigation in Wrigleyville and Boystown. In all seven vehicles were burned, four of which are destroyed.
Police are investigating a series of car fires set in the South Side Englewood neighborhood during a two-and-a-half hour period Wednesday morning.
Crystal Lake Police say they are stepping up patrols in one neighborhood hit by three car fires overnight.
A 12-year-old boy stands charged with setting a rash of fires in Plainfield, which destroyed five cars and a home within weeks.
Authorities and neighbors are worried that a serial arsonist is targeting a block on Plainfield, after several suspicious fires were set in cars on just one block.