Charlie De Mar

charlie de mar Charlie De MarCharlie De Mar is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2.

De Mar came to CBS 2 from WTTV and WXIN, the CBS and Fox stations in Indianapolis, IN, where he has reported lead stories for the stations’ evening newscasts.

De Mar is credited with establishing a local crime reporting franchise series at CBS4/FOX 59. His work has also had a national impact, and a series of reports led to the introduction of a new federal law that would hold all Veterans Affairs hospitals more accountable for their prescribing practices.

De Mar graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arizona in 2012, where he earned a BA in broadcast journalism and minored in marketing.

A Lincoln Park native, his favorite professional teams are the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks.

WATCH: Coyote Attacks Terrier

Little Boozer is alive, if a little worse for wear. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.

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Suspect Exposes Himself To Teen: Naperville Police

The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. Monday across the street from Naperville Central High School.


Handicapped Parking

Not Disabled Enough? Motorist With MS Finds Nasty Note

Michele Clarke parked legally in a handicap parking spot and then returned to her car to find a nasty note. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Police To Keep Close Eye On Hope Academy Playoff Game

A drive-by shooting in September prompted two rival football teams to forfeit games against the Catholic school. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Auto-Repair Shop Loses Hummer, Couple Says

“We took a $20,000 vehicle there and nobody knows where it’s at – no one,” says owner Maurice Hood.


Alderman Wants To Discourage ‘Cashless’ Businesses

Ed Burke says the practice pushes some consumers away.


Father And Son Robbed At Gunpoint In Lincolnwood

Four people have been arrested for robbing a father and son at gunpoint Sunday afternoon outside their home in north suburban Lincolnwood.


Security Firm For Chicago Marathon Lost License In Minnesota

Two of Monterrey Security’s employees were accused of wrongdoing in Chicago, but local officials here say they back the firm. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Gutierrez Slams Trump On Storm Response In Puerto Rico: “Stop Blaming Us”

“Mr. President, stop calling us lazy. Stop calling us incompetent. Stop blaming us for this tragedy,” Rep. Gutierrez said to the president.


Chicago Area Woman Stranded In Puerto Rico

Meanwhile, some of the latest evacuees arrived at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Tuesday night. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Good Turn Done: Florida Couple Rescues Illinois Scout Uniform Washed Away By Irma

Scouting helped make U.S. Navy Cmdr. Patrick Gegg into the man he is today, which is why he hung onto his childhood uniform. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Neighbors Of Obama Library Project Want ‘Benefits Agreement’

They say they’re concerned the forthcoming Obama Presidential Center will displace residents. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Woman Flees Irma, Has Her Car, Belongings Stolen In Chicago Suburb

Evie Lafferty ended up with family in west suburban Oak Brook, an area she thought would be safe. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Slain Uber Driver’s Family Pushes For Safety Feature

Grant Nelson’s mother is hoping a piece of plastic could prevent a future tragedy and keep rideshare drivers safe.


Hundreds March In Chicago To Protest Trump DACA Decision

Demonstrators marched through downtown Chicago to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office. The march forced the diversion of traffic from an entrance to an expressway.


Helping The Displaced Pets Of Hurricane Harvey

Countless pets have already been rescued by neighbors and owners in Houston. But others are separated, alone, in desperate need of a new home.


Katrina Survivor: Harvey ‘Definitely Brings Back The Memories’

A dozen years ago, Quin Kirchner was building a career in the New Orleans music scene — the same time Hurricane Katrina hit. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Woman Beaten On Way To Church

CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar spoke with the woman’s husband.


Police Pursuit Ends In I-290 Accident, 4 Injured

Chicago police say officers were in pursuit of carjacking suspects who may have been armed when the crash occurred, around 1:20 p.m.


Ordinance Would Cite Parents When Kids Have Guns

The big question: How would you enforce this?



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