Chris Martinez

Newly released video shows Chicago police officers dragging two men from a fiery car wreck. (Chicago Police)

WATCH: Chicago Police Officers Rescue Motorists From Fiery Car

Dramatic, newly released video shows how two Chicago police officers rescued two men from a fiery vehicle following a crash earlier this month.

04/23/2015

Rev. Paul Jakes (left) and attorney Anthony Romanucci (far right, at microphones) discuss a federal lawsuit seeking to end the Chicago Police Department's use of so-called "stop and frisk" tactics. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Lawsuit Seeks To End Police Stop And Frisk Tactics In Chicago

A group of six black men has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, and 14 unnamed police officers, alleging so-called “stop and frisk” procedures are unconstitutional.

04/21/2015

Geraldine Schultz, left; Jacklyn Klosa (courtesy: Tanya Robinson, Facebook, respectively)

Fairdale Mourns Two Women Killed By Tornado

Both Geraldine Schultz, 67, and 69-year-old Jacklyn Klosa were friends and lived in Fairdale, which was leveled Thursday evening by an EF-4 tornado that reached 200 mph.

04/10/2015

Animals at Summerfield Zoo in Belvidere trying to get back into their routine after Thursday's storm. (Credit: Samira Kanacevic)

Belvidere Zoo Ravaged By Tornado, Two Animals Killed

A zoo in Belvidere, Illinois, took a direct hit from one of the two tornadoes that touched down in north central Illinois on Thursday.

04/10/2015

Preparations for the NFL Draft in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Excitement Growing In Chicago For NFL Draft

The draft will take place from April 30-May 2.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2015

Seven men died when this Cessna 414 crashed near Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, Illinois, just after midnight on Arpil 7, 2015. (Credit: David Proeber, Bloomington Pantagraph)

Seven Dead In Small Plane Crash Near Bloomington

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed a Cessna 414 flying from Indianapolis to Bloomington went down about two miles away from Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington just after midnight. McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage confirmed all seven people on board were killed in the crash.

04/07/2015

Some last-minute work at Wrigley Field ahead of the Cubs' opener. (Credit: CBS)

Wrigley Field Ready For Opening Night

The big question for the Cubs’ home opener Sunday night: Will Wrigley Field be ready for prime time?

04/05/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel, Garcia Busy Campaigning On Final Day Of Early Voting

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus ‘Chuy Garcia were out campaigning hard on the final day of early voting.

04/04/2015

Kamron Taylor (Credit: Kankakee County Sheriff)

Escaped Kankakee Convict Still At Large

A manhunt was underway in Kankakee County on Wednesday, after a convicted killer escaped from the county jail.

04/01/2015

Hasan Edmonds (left), a National Guard specialist, and his cousin ,Jonas Edmonds (right), are charged with a conspiracy in which Hasan would travel overseas to join the Islamic State terrorist group, while Jonas would coordinate an attack on the National Guard facility where Hasan had trained. (Photos supplied to CBS)

Aurora Cousins Charged In Plot To Join Islamic State, Attack Illinois Military Facility

A national guardsman from Aurora and his cousin were arrested Wednesday night, for allegedly conspiring to join the Islamic State terrorist group, and attack a military facility in northern Illinois.

03/26/2015

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Police: Hit-And Run Leads To Confrontation In Rogers Park

Police are investigating a road rage incident in Rogers Park where video captured a driver repeatedly ramming his car into another while the other driver shows off his flying kicks.

03/25/2015

Spring allergies. (CBS)

Allergy Alert: Tough Season Ahead

After a long cold winter, at last spring is in the air. So is something else. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

03/20/2015

Firefighters Original Report

New Research Suggests Why Firefighters Are Prone To Certain Cancers

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez follows up on why the first-responders are so vulnerable.

03/19/2015

Jim Holland, Frankfort's mayor. (CBS)

Psst! Buddy, Want To Buy A Frankfort Home, Real Cheap?

There’s a catch, CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

03/06/2015

Marcus Norris. (Credit: CBS)

Teen All Smiles For Senior Portrait Nearly Decade After Being Hit In Lip By Bullet

Two years ago when a Chicago teen went to the White House, something striking happened when he met the first lady…Marcus Norris didn’t smile. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports, now we know why.

03/04/2015

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Bullets Discovered At Two La Porte Co. Schools In Two Days

Is it a prank or something far more sinister? That’s what deputies in La Porte County Indiana are asking after they found bullets at two high schools, reports CBS 2’s Chris Martinez.

02/25/2015

Rob Sayre and his dog, Jadyn, meet Daisy Bowers, a hair salon owner who led police to Jaden and six other stolen dogs, after seeing one of the dogs in an abandoned minivan across the street from her shop. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Dog Owners Meet Woman Who Helped Rescue Stolen Pets, Present Her With Reward

Tad Tomita and Rob Sayre had nothing but praise for Daisy Bowers on Friday, a day after she helped police track down their dogs. On Wednesday, two men stole a minivan belonging to Urban Out Sitters, and seven dogs were in cages in the back. The van was later abandoned across from Daisy Bowers’ hair salon in the South Loop.

02/20/2015

Rob Sayre was reunited with his dog, Jadyn, on Thursday, a day after carjackers stole a dog daycare center van with seven dogs inside. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

Missing Dogs Found In Carjacked Minivan

Seven missing dogs were reunited with their owners on Thursday, a day after two armed carjackers stole a minivan belonging to a dog daycare center in the River West neighborhood. The dogs were shivering from the cold, but otherwise unharmed.

02/19/2015

Pedestrians brave the cold weather as they make their way down the street during the start of a severe cold snap Wednesday night. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Braces For Incoming Bitter Cold

e’ve been dealing with brutal cold for days now, but the worst is still ahead of us. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports many are preparing now.

02/18/2015

A fire safety official tests an extinguisher. (CBS)

Is Your Fire Extinguisher Ready For An Emergency?

If the worst happens — a fire in your home — will your extinguisher function properly? CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

02/13/2015

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