Charlie De Mar
Charlie 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.
Fake ride-share drivers are targeting people in some of Chicago’s most upscale neighborhoods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The family of a south suburban teen say an off-duty Lansing police officer went overboard in a confrontation over his yard.
Residents of the south suburb are on alert after two boys encountered a dangerous man on their walk to summer school.
“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.
The program could be a model for other schools across the city, CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.
As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports, state legislation would hold drone pilots more responsible for flying too close to airports.
As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar explains, their awful smell is actually what draws people to them.
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.
Now, residents and community leaders say they’ve had enough with criminals putting others in harm’s way.
Chicago police kept watch in front of 15th Ward Ald. Raymond Lopez’s office on Monday.
For the past six summers, veterans have competed in the Valor Games in Chicago. But this year, the Park District’s grant was denied.
Witnesses say the suspect, who was between 50 and 60 years old, began sexually assaulting the teen. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.
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.
Police say Nicole Gland was found slumped over the steering wheel of her car. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.
A parent was alerted about the weapon through social media, and contacted authorities. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.
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.