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.

Alderman Wants To Discourage ‘Cashless’ Businesses

Ed Burke says the practice pushes some consumers away.

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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.

10/09/2017

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.

10/05/2017

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.

10/02/2017

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.

09/26/2017

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.

09/21/2017

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.

09/13/2017

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.

09/12/2017

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.

09/06/2017

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.

09/05/2017

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.

08/30/2017

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.

08/29/2017

Woman Beaten On Way To Church

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

08/28/2017

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.

08/01/2017

Ordinance Would Cite Parents When Kids Have Guns

The big question: How would you enforce this?

07/27/2017

Is Code Enforcer Flouting Dead-Tree Law?

Some residents of Crete are burned that they’ve had to spend money to remove trees while the man who writes the citations may have exempted himself. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.

07/25/2017

Mundelein Residents Urge Leaders To Prevent The Next Big Flood

The village was hit with record rain, but residents say larger infrastructure improvements are needed to prevent flooding. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.

07/24/2017

Armed Robbers Posing As Ride-Share Drivers

Fake ride-share drivers are targeting people in some of Chicago’s most upscale neighborhoods.

07/19/2017

Another Flood Victim: Elementary School

Though the water has receded from the Murphy Elementary School in Round Lake, millions in repairs will be needed. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.

07/17/2017

Gurnee Braces For Worst-Ever Flooding

It could get so bad that first-responders may not be able to reach locals in the event of an emergency. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.

07/12/2017

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