25 years after the Chatham arson


Chatham – Yesterday marked 25 years since Chatham residents woke up to the worst case of arson the village had ever seen.


Fast forward to 2013, and there are still no arrests or suspects in the case. Several fires were started inside the school around 1am, so no children were hurt.


Each year serves as a reminder of what a logistical and financial headache it caused student, parents, and teachers.


Now Randy Allen, who manages security and safety for the Ball Chatham School District says, they have alarm systems no in place. The school also has cameras which did not exist 25 years ago.


You may think this arson case has gone cold, but even after 25 years authorities are still asking the public to come forward. If you have any information call the Sangamon County Crime Stoppers at 788-8427.

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