Coal City teenager accused of arson

May 24, 2011 Full story: Morris Daily Herald 273

Arson charges were leveled Friday in Grundy County Circuit Court against a Coal City teenager.

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trixie

Coal City, IL

#1 May 25, 2011
This kids dad and brother work for the Coal City fire dept. He gave a video confession and is now pleading not guilty.

Hope he gets the MAX sentence.

NO EXCUSE FOR BEING STUPID!!
Julie

Lockport, IL

#2 May 25, 2011
I personally know him, and I can tell you this.. He is a great kid with a big heart. And he would do anything for anybody. I don't want to hear about how someone you knew never did anything dumb. He's a kid, he made a mistake. You are in our prayers.
Hang em high

Coal City, IL

#3 May 25, 2011
I don't know many "GREAT KIDS WITH BIG HEARTS" that would set a house on fire.

A relative of mine live near him/his family. She spent many countless nights worrying if her house was going to be hit next and for her kids safety.

This was "NOT" the first time he set fires in the neighborhood. He set his own families recycle container about a month back. The flames were about 5 feet in the air and burned for hours.

He also set fire the the next door neighbors yard clipping a few weeks ago.

Being that he's from a family are firefighters, I feel that he should be responsible for his actions, the damage that he caused and the suffering he cause the owners of the home and the residents of the area.

waste

Chicago, IL

#4 May 26, 2011
Just anther one of coal cities finest. What is it with the fire department. If the don't have little kid porn. Their kids are burning the town down. I have had to deal with the fire department and the emts they are not very bright we are all in trouble.
Why here

Coal City, IL

#5 May 26, 2011
waste wrote:
Just anther one of coal cities finest. What is it with the fire department. If the don't have little kid porn. Their kids are burning the town down. I have had to deal with the fire department and the emts they are not very bright we are all in trouble.
The kids get preferential treatment and are inducted into the Fire Dept because their parents are there.(preferred treatment) And, regarding your comments that "they are not very bright" Obviously, the apple does not fall far from the tree!

I personally hope they convict him and send a strong message that this will not be tolerated. I can't see having such a person fight fires in the area. Especially if he's the one setting them!!
Me again

United States

#6 May 27, 2011
Time to review the departments standards.
It's in the new water system, creating a
very interesting life style for our people.
My two cents

Coal City, IL

#7 May 27, 2011
Me again wrote:
Time to review the departments standards.
It's in the new water system, creating a
very interesting life style for our people.
Did you read the Morris Daily Herald where Coal City Fire Chief Harold Holsinger said "Sheldon’s father is an officer with a different fire department" (scroll to the very bottom) http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives...

That's Bull! He works for the Coal City Fire Dept and is Battalion Chief for Lemont, IL. And, the mother is a school teacher.
yep

Winfield, IL

#8 May 28, 2011
My two cents wrote:
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Did you read the Morris Daily Herald where Coal City Fire Chief Harold Holsinger said "Sheldon’s father is an officer with a different fire department" (scroll to the very bottom) http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives...
That's Bull! He works for the Coal City Fire Dept and is Battalion Chief for Lemont, IL. And, the mother is a school teacher.
Well you know they are going to lie. That's what cc upper crust do. And as far as this cc fire department goes. Someone needs to come and look at what's going on and start weeding them out.
Too funny

Homer Glen, IL

#9 May 28, 2011
"Coal City upper crust". LOL. There is no upper crust down here. It's just perceived that way by people with low self esteem.
Bart

Morris, IL

#10 May 28, 2011
My two cents wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you read the Morris Daily Herald where Coal City Fire Chief Harold Holsinger said "Sheldon’s father is an officer with a different fire department" (scroll to the very bottom) http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives...
That's Bull! He works for the Coal City Fire Dept and is Battalion Chief for Lemont, IL. And, the mother is a school teacher.
Obviously your mother wasn't.
Heather

Fort Wayne, IN

#11 May 29, 2011
Hang em high wrote:
I don't know many "GREAT KIDS WITH BIG HEARTS" that would set a house on fire.
A relative of mine live near him/his family. She spent many countless nights worrying if her house was going to be hit next and for her kids safety.
This was "NOT" the first time he set fires in the neighborhood. He set his own families recycle container about a month back. The flames were about 5 feet in the air and burned for hours.
He also set fire the the next door neighbors yard clipping a few weeks ago.
Being that he's from a family are firefighters, I feel that he should be responsible for his actions, the damage that he caused and the suffering he cause the owners of the home and the residents of the area.
If your relative was that concerned about their children maybe they should have said something along time ago. People make mistake so you let me know what makes you so prefect and the rest of the world to judge.
mike

Channahon, IL

#13 Jun 2, 2011
give the kid a break
A Fine Speller

Palatine, IL

#14 Jun 2, 2011
Hey Mayor..my god..it's hell YEAH..get it..YEAH..where the fuck did u get your education? U r so predictably fucking stupid!! U r all over these forums stating the same stupid,misspelled shit!! My advice..go to your pretend home after you close your pretend business tonight,take off all your clothes and take a gander in the pretend mirror!! What do u see..see my point..u is ugly,fat and a faker of many things! I'm almost starting to feel sorry for u. Oh,one more thing..when u travel up north,your cell would bounce off of a northern tower stupid! It never seems to leave your area!!LOL!! I told u..everyone is watching!!!
ccmom

United States

#15 Jun 2, 2011
A Fine Speller wrote:
Hey Mayor..my god..it's hell YEAH..get it..YEAH..where the fuck did u get your education? U r so predictably fucking stupid!! U r all over these forums stating the same stupid,misspelled shit!! My advice..go to your pretend home after you close your pretend business tonight,take off all your clothes and take a gander in the pretend mirror!! What do u see..see my point..u is ugly,fat and a faker of many things! I'm almost starting to feel sorry for u. Oh,one more thing..when u travel up north,your cell would bounce off of a northern tower stupid! It never seems to leave your area!!LOL!! I told u..everyone is watching!!!
Leave Mike alone. If you do not like what he writes, just do not read it. Just harmless fun by "The Mayor". People are making more out of this than it is. First it was Crawford, now Mike. You people never change.
A Fine Speller

Palatine, IL

#16 Jun 2, 2011
Not Mike..maybe in his head..but definetly not named MIKE..TOO FUNNY!!! The Mayor is not harmless..oh no..He's far from ok,if u know what I mean..too many peoples in his head!! The cat is out of the bag and many know his true identity..can't cover it up now..should have quit while u were ahead!! poor bastard.
Get rid of Troublemakers

Morris, IL

#17 Jun 17, 2011
Anyone know what's happening with the Teenage Arsonist in the area? Now, I know why we built the new fire house. ;-)
xyz

United States

#18 Jun 17, 2011
A Fine Speller wrote:
Hey Mayor..my god..it's hell YEAH..get it..YEAH..where the fuck did u get your education? U r so predictably fucking stupid!! U r all over these forums stating the same stupid,misspelled shit!! My advice..go to your pretend home after you close your pretend business tonight,take off all your clothes and take a gander in the pretend mirror!! What do u see..see my point..u is ugly,fat and a faker of many things! I'm almost starting to feel sorry for u. Oh,one more thing..when u travel up north,your cell would bounce off of a northern tower stupid! It never seems to leave your area!!LOL!! I told u..everyone is watching!!!
Oh shit, another tower freak. What is it with these cell tower people??
outsider view

Wilmington, IL

#19 Jun 18, 2011
Heather wrote:
<quoted text> If your relative was that concerned about their children maybe they should have said something along time ago. People make mistake so you let me know what makes you so prefect and the rest of the world to judge.
Seems as if everyone in CoalCity knows all and like to judge others, I guarantee it's because they can't face up to their own mistakes.
wow

Morris, IL

#20 Jun 19, 2011
if the kid admitted it it doesn't make it alright to say sorry and be done with it. he knew what he was doing therefore should suffer the consequences of the full sentence. odds are it won't happen because the entire county is corrupt. it always has been. the kids are not going to quit because all they are getting is a slap on the wrist and a fine. so they keep doing it and the courts will keep taking free money all day long. some of you are finally starting to see what the county is like.
abc

Wilmington, IL

#21 Jun 19, 2011
A Fine Speller wrote:
Hey Mayor..my god..it's hell YEAH..get it..YEAH..where the fuck did u get your education? U r so predictably fucking stupid!! U r all over these forums stating the same stupid,misspelled shit!! My advice..go to your pretend home after you close your pretend business tonight,take off all your clothes and take a gander in the pretend mirror!! What do u see..see my point..u is ugly,fat and a faker of many things! I'm almost starting to feel sorry
for u. Oh,one more thing..when u travel up north,your cell would bounce off of a northern
tower stupid! It never seems to leave yourarea!!LOL!! I told u..everyone is
watching!!!
For your information, not everyone uses a cell phone to get on this forum. Ever hear of the computer, which is transmitted in a totally different way.

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