The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that victims of crime are an integral part of the criminal justice process. We generally personally contact each victim of the crimes we prosecute. For our very largest cases, where individual contact is impossible, we create case websites for victims providing information, updates and services. A listing of the current large cases in the Northern District of Illinois follows. If you believe you are a victim of one of these cases, please visit this page often view recent case developments.
On September 26, 2014, Brian Howard set fire to an air traffic control facility in Aurora, Illinois. The fire resulted in widespread cancellations and delays in air travel throughout the country.
- September 11, 2015, 10:30 am: Sentencing Courtroom 2125, Dirksen Federal Courhouse, 219 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60604
- September 11, 2015: Press Release: Naperville Engineer Sentenced to 12 1/2 Years in Prison for Cutting Communication Cables and Setting Fire to Air Traffic Control Center in Aurora
- May 28, 2015: Press Release: Naperville Man Pleads Guilty To Setting Fire To Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center In Aurora
- May 28, 2015 - Plea Agreement
For additional information please contact the Northern District of Illinois' Victim Hotline at (866) 364-2621, option 3, or firstname.lastname@example.org.