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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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Newer Homes Burn Faster, Safety Experts Warn

That’s because there are more synthetic materials than ever before. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez offers strategies on staying safer.

02/12/2015

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Parent Group Pushes Legislation Making It Harder To Avoid Vaccinating Kids

The outbreak of measles in the northwest suburbs is prompting a legislative response, CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

02/06/2015

A wheelchair-user tries to navigate a snowy sidewalk Thursday. (CBS)

Lingering Snow, Ice Present Obstacles To People With Disabilities

It’s hard enough navigating snow-clogged streets and sidewalks when you don’t have a disability. When you have one, it can be very difficult to get around, CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

02/05/2015

Snow blankets Chicago on Sunday, amid a blizzard that dropped more than 19 inches on the city by early Monday morning. (Credit: CBS)

“Historic” Blizzard Buries Chicago Area In More Than 19 Inches Of Snow

Updated 02/02/15 – 10:47 a.m. CHICAGO (CBS) – After nearly 36 straight hours of snowfall, the Chicago area was digging out from more than 19 inches of snow across the region, making it the 5th […]

02/02/2015

Does this look like a campaign brochure to you? (CBS)

Candidate’s Offbeat Campaign Fliers, Resembling Parking Tickets, Not Funny To Some

The last thing some motorists want to see are orange-colored slips of paper on their windshield. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

01/29/2015

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Police Search For Suspect After Lockdown Lifted At Delnor Hospital In Geneva

An unidentified man armed with a “non-firearm” weapon entered the hospital and threatened a visitor. The hospital was locked down and staff called police, who began a search of the hospital.

01/27/2015

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Privacy Advocates Worry New State Cyberbullying Law Goes Too Far

It’s supposed to keep our kids safe, but a new state law aimed at curbing cyberbullying is coming under fire with some saying it goes too far.

01/21/2015

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Metra Takes Railroad Safety Program On The Road

Metra says 29 people were killed in accidents involving Metra trains last year.

01/15/2015

A woman driving this car was hospitalized in intensive care after being hit by a Metra train in Itasca. (Credit: Metra)

Son Asks For Witnesses To Come Forward After Mother’s Car Hit By Train

The son of a woman injured after her car was hit by a Metra train Tuesday morning in Itasca is asking for witnesses to come forward after someone told him her car may have been bumped toward the track.

01/14/2015

Tyrone Hood (Family Photo)

Family Of Tyrone Hood Grateful For Commutation

Just minutes before, Governor Rauner took office Monday, Pat Quinn made a number of last minute moves, including freeing a man who’s spent more than two decades in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit.

01/13/2015

A Nicor Home Services technician cleans the Wright family's furnace to keep it running properly for the winter. (Credit: CBS)

Tips For Preparing Your Home For Bitter Cold

You may be ready for tonight, but what about your home? CBS 2’s Chris Martinez has with tips for homeowners.

01/06/2015

Firefighters battled a blaze at a home in Mundelein, after an apparent explosion around noon on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Apparent House Explosion, Fire In Mundelein

Firefighters were on the scene of a fire, following an apparent explosion in north suburban Mundelein.

01/02/2015

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Suit: North Suburban Police Chief Sexually Harassed Officer

Plaintiff Hossein Isbitan claims Police Chief John Roehlk made lewd comments to him, engaged in a series of sexually provocative acts and once asked Isbitan to spend the night at the chief’s home.

01/01/2015

Anti-violence marchers on Michigan Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Dozens Of Chicagoans March In Memory Of Those Lost To Violence

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports on the last day of the year, it was one final look back at the year – in violence.

12/31/2014

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