Feds Want 13 Years, $4.5M Fine For Man Who Set Fire At FAA FacilityWhen Brian Howard set a fire at an FAA radar facility in Aurora in a failed suicide attempt in 2014, he caused “one of the most severe disruptions to air travel in recent memory,” federal prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum.
Woman Injured In Avondale Arson Fire Chicago police are searching for a man who started a fire in a business in the Avondale neighborhood Friday afternoon that critically injured a woman, police said.
Brian Howard Pleads Guilty To Setting Fire At FAA Radar Center In AuroraA 37-year-old contractor from Naperville has pleaded guilty to setting a fire at an Aurora radar facility last fall, crippling Chicago’s two airports, and disrupting air traffic all across the U.S.
FBI Offers $5,000 Reward In Noble Horse Theatre ArsonThe FBI has announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the animal rights extremist or extremists who set fire to several carriages at an historic stable in the Old Town neighborhood in February.
12 Vehicles Damaged In Aurora Arson FireAurora police and fire officials are asking for the public's help for information on an arson fire that damaged 12 vehicles early Saturday morning.
Disgruntled Father Gets Life In Prison For Fire That Killed FamilyProsecutors said Subhash Chander was offended because his 22-year-old daughter, Monika Rani, had married without his consent, beneath her station in India's caste system.
Suspect In FAA Radar Facility Fire To Plead Guilty, Attorney SaysA plea agreement with prosecutors is being negotiated, with the goal being having Brian Howard do his time in a federal prison offering mental health treatment, defense attorney Ronald Safer said.
Formal Charges Filed Against Suspect In FAA Radar Facility FireFederal prosecutors formally filed charges Friday against Brian Howard, the Naperville man accused of setting fire to an FAA radar facility in Aurora last year, leading to a grounding of all planes at O’Hare and Midway.
Villa Park Man Ejected From Birthday Party Gets 39 Years For Setting Fatal FireTodd Mandoline, 26, was sentenced to 27 years for murder and 12 years for aggravated arson, sentences that will run consecutively, prosecutors said.
Man Charged With Starting Trash-Can Fire At Roosevelt UniversityA Lincoln Park man is facing arson charges for allegedly setting a trash can on fire at Roosevelt University.
Ford Heights Firefighter Trainee Charged With ArsonA firefighter trainee with the Ford Heights fire department accused of setting at least three fires in the south suburb has been ordered held on a $20,000 bond.
Police: Fire At Noble Horse Theatre Was ArsonOn Feb. 6, firefighters responded to a horse stable fire in the 1400 block of North Sedgwick Street, according to Fire Media Affairs. Officials initially believe the fire to be accidental, but said Monday that it has been ruled arson. The investigation has been turned over to the FBI.
Villa Park Man Convicted Of Murder For 2012 Arson FireIt took jurors about 90 minutes to return a guilty verdict for Todd Mandoline on his 26th birthday. On July 22, 2012--a day ahead of her 25th birthday--Paula Morgan was killed in the fire after a party she hosted at her home in Lombard, where she lived with her mother and 6-year-old son.
Landlord Gets Life In Prison For Arson Fire That Killed 7Lawrence Myers, 64, was previously convicted of seven counts of first-degree murder in connection with the fire on Feb. 14, 2010, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
Woman Charged With Arson For Elgin Dumpster FiresStephanie Swon, 25, of Elgin, faces one count of arson and two counts of criminal damage to property, all felonies, according to a statement from Elgin police.