Jeff Swoboda

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

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

More Police Departments Using Lawsuits To Target Gangs

With the street gang problem out of control in the Chicago area, more police departments are turning to the use of street gang lawsuits that allow them to prevent gang members from hanging out with each other.

CBS 2–06/06/2012

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

Vandals broke the windshield of Cory Morgan's car in Elgin on Jan. 2, 2012, as well as the rear window of her SUV. Her car windows have been broken three times since August 2011. Possibly two dozen more cars in the neighborhood have been vandalized over the past five months. (Credit: CBS)

Elgin Community Plagued By Vandals Breaking Car Windows

Are people being targeted by vandals in one suburban neighborhood or are they just innocent victims? That’s the question Elgin police are trying to figure out after several cars were vandalized Monday – and it wasn’t the first time.

CBS 2–01/03/2012

Evidence Bag (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Veteran Elgin Cop Indicted For Allegedly Planting Evidence

A 10-year Elgin Police veteran, who quit the force last week, has been indicted for allegedly planting evidence at a crime scene.

WBBM Newsradio–05/10/2011