Cuba

It's been 50 years since Mai Martinez's father left Cuba as an 11-year-old boy. As a special Father's Day gift, she took him back. These are some of the images from that trip. (Credit: Mai Martinez)

Cuba Travel Restrictions Won’t Disappear Immediately

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at what you need to know before you go.

12/19/2014

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Traveling To Cuba: What You Need To Know

Travel to Cuba from America has been expanded upon due to a new presidential policy. Find out how this foreign policy shift will effect future travel.

12/19/2014

90 Miles Cuban Café owner Alberto Gonzalez Jr.  (Credit: CBS)

Change In U.S.-Cuba Relationship Stirs Debate Among Local Cuban Americans

After President Obama announced a normalization of the United States’ relationship with Cuba, Cuban Americans CBS 2 spoke with are showing optimism about this historic change.

12/17/2014

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Despite Normalization, Cuban Cigars May Take Time To Hit Shelves

While Cuban Cigars are an icon in the smoking world, new relations with Cuba will apparently not turn that world upside down, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

12/17/2014

President Barack Obama speaks to the nation about normalizing diplomatic relations the Cuba in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 17, 2014.  (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)

Durbin: Normalizing Relations With Cuba Long Overdue

The top Illinois Democrat in Congress applauded President Barack Obama’s plan to begin normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba, and end 50 years of isolation. “After 55 years of embargo and exclusion to put an end to the Castros and communism, they’re still there. We should try a new approach,” said U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.

12/17/2014

Jose Abreu. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

White Sox Introduce Cuban Slugger Jose Abreu

It’s official – Jose Abreu is now a member of the White Sox family.

670 The Score–10/29/2013

Dayan Viciedo.  (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Angi: Moving Forward With – Or Without – Viciedo

The money will likely work itself out, however, and there’s every indication that Viciedo will still be on the roster next season, not because he’s necessarily earned it, but because during a rebuild with limited options, it would be even more difficult to give up on a player with such raw talent before he’s reached his upside.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2013

It's been 50 years since Mai Martinez's father left Cuba as an 11-year-old boy. As a special Father's Day gift, she took him back. (That is Mai's father in the front passenger seat.) These are some of the images from that trip. (Credit: Mai Martinez)

Mai Martinez Takes Dad Back To Cuba After 50 Years

Many of us are still trying to figure out just what to get dad for Father’s day, but CBS 2’s Mai Martinez doesn’t have to worry about that. She’s already given her dad something close to his heart: a trip back to his native Cuba.

CBS 2–06/13/2012

Dayan Viciedo. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Manto: Viciedo Starting To Play As White Sox Had Hoped

Finally, the White Sox are starting to see the production from Dayan Viciedo they hoped for when the team signed him to a four-year, $10 million deal out of Cuba in 2008.

670 The Score–05/30/2012

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Report: Cubs May Be Closing In On Jorge Soler

According to a report, the Cubs may be on the verge of signing 19-year-old old Cuban prospect Jorge Soler for $27 million.

670 The Score–03/07/2012

Cuban-American Alberto Gonzales looks forward to traveling to Havana. (CBS)

Chicago-To-Havana Flights Spark Interest Among Cuban-Americans Here

With new charter service to Havana, many Cubans here packing their bags for their first trip to the motherland in decades. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

12/02/2011

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Video: The Next All-Star Outfielder?

Here’s a Cuban center fielder MLB teams may want to keep an eye on.

670 The Score–11/09/2011

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State Rep. Franks: Time To End Embargo Against Cuba

Illinois State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Woodstock) believes easing of trade restrictions with Cuba could pump hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s economy.

WBBM Newsradio–09/16/2011

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State Lawmakers Head To Cuba To Plan For Post-Embargo Trade

Two Illinois lawmakers are heading for Cuba, in an effort to ensure Illinois is first in line when trade resumes with the island nation, which has been under a trade embargo since 1962.

WBBM Newsradio–09/02/2011