Man Set Fire to House After Tiff with Girlfriend

By T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times

January 30, 2023

JOLIET, IL – A man has been charged with setting a home on fire because he was upset with his girlfriend Friday night.

Chicago police said, around 10:18 pm, 45-year-old Kevin Williams allegedly set fire to a home in the 1500 block of North Prairie Avenue while his 47-year-old girlfriend and four others were inside the residence.  Williams was allegedly angry with his girlfriend and set the grange and an empty bedroom on fire with gasoline.  A woman, 26, and three children were evacuated safely.  Williams was arrested in the garage.