Manuel Escamilla, 23, of Joliet, pleaded guilty on Thursday to the aggravated arson charge, according to the Will County State’s Attorney's Office.
Three arson charges were added Tuesday to those already faced by a Sterling man accused of stabbing two people multiple times on Dec. 10.
The families of one of the children and a woman who perished in the Western Apartments fire in Sterling two years ago are suing the owners of the building and the man accused of setting it ablaze.
A candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday by the family of two children killed in a horrific arson fire in Sterling two years ago.
A Yorkville man has been accused of starting a fire in a Plano Walmart, before setting two buildings on fire in DeKalb and then leading police on a chase, where he was arrested on his way to Dixon.