Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Mentally Ill Jail Inmate Crawls Into Ceiling Vent

Officials in the area where inmates are held right after being dropped off at the facility noticed a man climbing up in the ceiling Friday morning. Jail director Cara Smith said the man suffers serious mental illness, and this just highlighted some of the problems jail officers handle every day.



Collapse Of Elgin Apartment Ceiling Injures 2, Forces Out 21

Fire officials suspect that faulty roofing-construction work caused a ceiling collapse that injured two people and made 21 temporarily homeless at an Elgin apartment building over the weekend.


Jerrod J. Lewis (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff's Office)

Man Is Sentenced To Jail For Through-The-Ceiling Burglary

The first of two men charged with burglarizing a Naperville apartment last summer after dropping through its ceiling has been sentenced to jail.


Police secure the scene of a restaurant ceiling collapse Thursday night. (CBS)

4 Hurt When Light Fixture Falls At Near West Side Restaurant

Four people were hurt when a light fixture came crashing down from the ceiling at a restaurant just northwest of the Loop Thursday night.