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.

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.


Chicago High School Lets Students Earn Extra Diploma

The program could be a model for other schools across the city, CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Drones A Concern For Suburban Airport

As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports, state legislation would hold drone pilots more responsible for flying too close to airports.


That Smell: Twin ‘Corpse Flowers’ Near To Blooming

As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar explains, their awful smell is actually what draws people to them.


Willowbrook Rejects Modified Gun Club Proposal

Under the latest version, the club would not sell alcohol; would not provide machine guns for rental; and would not be open 24 hours a day.


Chinatown Shootout Leaves Neighborhood On Edge

Now, residents and community leaders say they’ve had enough with criminals putting others in harm’s way.


Police Protect Alderman Who Has Denounced Gang-Related Shootings

Chicago police kept watch in front of 15th Ward Ald. Raymond Lopez’s office on Monday.


Valor Games For Wounded Vets Not Returning This Summer

For the past six summers, veterans have competed in the Valor Games in Chicago. But this year, the Park District’s grant was denied.


Girl, 14, Attacked On CTA Bus

Witnesses say the suspect, who was between 50 and 60 years old, began sexually assaulting the teen. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


WATCH: Student Grabs Package From Yard

With the box out of reach, she finds a sign to shimmy the package to the fence, eventually taking what isn’t hers. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Bartender Found Murdered In Chesterton, Ind.

Police say Nicole Gland was found slumped over the steering wheel of her car. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Berwyn Middle School Locked Down When Student Brings Gun

A parent was alerted about the weapon through social media, and contacted authorities. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Tall Thief With Long Fingers Hits Massage Business In Wicker Park

The suspect said he had an appointment. When he was left alone, he began rifling through the business. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.




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