A woman died and three other people were badly burned, including two children 3 and 9, when someone started a fire in a home in the Lawndale neighborhood, possibly pouring accelerant on some of the victims.
The woman suffered burns over 80 percent of her body and was first taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and then to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where she died. She was identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Taniya Johnson, 33, of the 4500 block of West Harrison Street, and was pronounced dead at 7:40 a.m. at Stroger.
A girl, authories listed her age as 5, was taken to Stroger hospital with burns over her entire body. A 9-year-old boy was also brought there, suffering from burns to 35 percent of his body. They were both listed in critical condition. Johnson was the mother of the two children