Two teenagers plead guilty to arson that damaged Pheasant Run Resort


Two boys pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony arson charges for causing a fire that wreaked havoc on the now-closed Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles in May 2022.

“Well, you really messed up. But what’s done is done,” DuPage County Judge Anthony Coco told a 17-year-old from Carroll Stream and a 15-year-old from Wheaton.

Two other boys — Winfield, 15, and Carol Stream, 14 — pleaded guilty to misdemeanor trespassing.

On April 19th, all related young people will be sentenced.

The two convicted of arson face punishment ranging from 18 months of probation to imprisonment in a youth prison until their 21st birthday. He will also be on the state arson register for 10 years.

The two, who are found guilty of trespassing, could be placed under judicial supervision or sentenced to up to 30 days in the county juvenile detention center.

The fire destroyed the main lobby, the Bourbon Street hospitality area, and hotel guest rooms in wings A, B, and E.

The Wheaton boy made a video of the fire and burning of the building. He then posted on Snapchat and he on TikTok. Another video of the boys lounging in a house included captions. Can firefighters stop it? “

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Written by Natalia Chi

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