|Grunauer (Cook Co. Sheriff's Office)|
Grunauer received a 3 year sentence for trying to set an Uptown dumpster ablaze in August. He received another 5 years for breaking into an apartment building that was undergoing renovations on June 8. An arson fire swept through a section of the building that same day.
The two sentences are to be served concurrently.
|A map showing some of the suspicious fires that hit our|
neighborhood this summer. Grunauer worked at a bar
near Clark and Roscoe.
Grunauer is also suspected of setting fire to an occupied apartment complex directly behind his home this summer. A number of victims were displaced as a result of the overnight fire that one victim said "damn near killed me."
As CWB reported exclusively in September, Grunauer was also on duty at an Oak Park gay bar the night it burned down in an arson fire in 2012.
Not AloneInvestigators are certain that Grunauer is not solely responsible for the string of fires in Wrigleyville and Boystown.
He was in jail when several of the fires erupted—with two of the fire sprees happening within hours of Grunauer being arrested and charged in the cases for which he is now imprisoned.
No one else has been arrested in connection with the fires.
One More Thing Before You Go, DanielIn addition to the arson and burglary sentences, the judge Thursday ordered Grunauer to serve a one year sentence for a 2012 aggravated DUI case. Grunauer was on probation for that incident at the time of his arrest in the fire cases.