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.

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?


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.


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.


Armed Robbers Posing As Ride-Share Drivers

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


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.


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.


Shops Fooled By ‘Forced Sale’ Credit Card Scam

Store owners say she walks into stores like any other shopper and walks out with merchandise she never paid for. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Wife Of Fireworks Accident Victim: ‘I Was Looking For His Fingers’

Two men lost fingers Tuesday, while a third died from injuries after a firework blew up in his face. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Too Far? Off-Duty Cop Pins Teen In Cell-Phone Video

The family of a south suburban teen say an off-duty Lansing police officer went overboard in a confrontation over his yard.


Stranger Confronts Children In Harvey: Police

Residents of the south suburb are on alert after two boys encountered a dangerous man on their walk to summer school.


James Hodgkinson, of Belleville, Illinois, protests outside the U.S. Post Office in downtown Bellveille in this April 17, 2012, photo. Hodgkinson has been identified as the gunman who shot five people at a Congressional baseball practice in Virginia on June 14, 2017.

Virginia Shooter’s Neighbors: “He Would Treat You Really Jerky”

“I go there quite a bit … and if you didn’t sign up with him, he would treat you really jerky,” Jack McClenahan said of James Hodgkinson.




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