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Members of the Ferguson Police department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 9. His death caused several days of violent protests along with rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Elgin Police Testing Helmet And Body Cameras

Police in the northwest suburb have been looking at “body cam” technology for about the last year.

09/12/2014

A post on the Elgin Police Department's Facebook page about escaped mental health prisoner Jesse Vega, who was captured thanks to people sharing the post online. (Credit: Facebook)

Elgin Credits Social Media For Spreading Word About Fugitive Before Capture

The Elgin Police Department credited its use of Facebook for helping catch an escaped mental health prisoner earlier this week.

07/18/2014

Jesse Vega (Credit: Elgin Police)

Escaped Elgin Mental Facility Prisoner Back In Police Custody

A prisoner who escaped from the Elgin Mental Health Center Wednesday afternoon is back in police custody.

07/16/2014

Steffon L. Pruitt (Elgin Police Department)

Cops: Teen Videotaped ‘Inappropriate Activity’ In Elgin School Bathroom

Steffon L. Pruitt, 18, was charged with unlawful recording of a person under the age of 18 in a restroom, a felony, according to Elgin police.

05/08/2014

Matthew L. Stoecklein, 55, of Elgin is accused of strangling an elderly man. (Elgin Police Dept.)

Man Held Without Bond In Strangling Of Elgin Resident

John Poyer was found dead at his home in the 500 block of Hiawatha Drive in northwest suburban Elgin about 6:15 p.m. Nov. 22.

11/28/2013

Ryan Hukill (Credit: Elgin Police)

Elgin Cop Arrests Man Breaking Into His Home

A northwest suburban police officer got a surprise Wednesday when he went home for a lunch break and found a 21-year-old neighbor burglarizing his home.

01/03/2013

Punch To Officer’s Groin Leads To Felony Battery Charge

ELGIN (CBS) – A man who allegedly punched a police officer in the groin was charged with a felony count of aggravated battery. Alex S. Barrera, 26, of the Lexington Inn hotel in Elgin, is […]

10/24/2012

Rosella Robinson

Woman, 84, Avoids Prison Sentence For Scuffle With Cop

An 84-year-old Elgin woman with a long rap sheet for drug arrests ran the risk of spending the rest of her life in prison for cutting a police officer’s index finger.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

An Elgin Police Department squad car on patrol. (Credit: CBS)

Elgin Police Focus Efforts On Spike In Burglaries

Crime in Elgin is at a 40-year low, but police said they’re also seeing a dramatic spike in burglaries, which shot up 31 percent last year.

CBS 2–01/26/2012

File Photo (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)

Authorities Investigate Reports Of ‘Fireballs’

Police and fire department officials are investigating several fiery explosions over the past two months in the northwest suburbs.

10/20/2010