Mai Martinez

Recent photo of an Asian predatory wasp (vespa velutina), a predator of honey bee hives, which has installed itself in several southrn regions of France.  (Photo credit should read JEAN HAXAIRE/AFP/Getty Images)

Wasp, Scorpion Venom Could Help In Fighting Cancer, Researchers Say

When we hear scorpion or wasp, most of us cringe at the thought of getting stung and that painful–sometimes deadly– venom, but some researchers believe that venom can actually save lives by fighting cancer.

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Garbage is strewn at Touhy Herbert Park. (CBS)

Residents Say Gang Members Have Taken Over Neighborhood Park

One woman says sometimes she feels like a prisoner in her home. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

08/28/2015

Bulls legend Michael Jordan leaves Chicago's federal courthouse after being awarded $8.9 million. (CBS/Mai Martinez)

Federal Jury Says Michael Jordan Should Be Paid $8.9 Million For Unauthorized Ad

The jury made the decision Friday evening following a weeklong trial that focused on the value of Jordan’s name.

08/21/2015

Water faucet (CBS)

Africa’s Deadly Water Crisis: A Walk To Raise Awareness

Most of us don’t think twice about how we’ll get our water.

08/21/2015

Blue Angels

Members Of Blue Angels Team Come To Aid Of Injured Motorist In Gary

Members of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels came to the aid of an injured motorist in Gary last Thursday, according to a press release from the Blue Angels.

08/15/2015

Video of Sandra Bland inside the Waller County Jail. (Credit: Waller County)

Video Of Sandra Bland Inside Texas Jail Released

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports the video was released in part to address theories about Bland’s death, including one that she was dead when her mugshot was taken.

07/28/2015

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Giant Tooth Balloon Goes Rogue In Northwest Suburbs

Look, up in the sky! An area dentist is looking for a hot-air balloon shaped like a giant molar. It was last seen heading toward Wisconsin.

07/24/2015

Dog attack victim Marilyn Grimes. (Credit: CBS)

Dog Attack Victims Say Owners Not Punished Enough

We often hear of dog attacks, some even fatal. So what’s being done to stop attacks or punish the dogs’ owners?

07/22/2015

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

Off-Duty Cop Charged With DUI After Pedestrian Struck On NW Side

An off-duty Chicago Police officer has been charged with DUI after a woman was struck and critically injured on the Northwest Side, according to Police News Affairs.

07/18/2015

Chicago police officers interact with children in the North Lawndale neighborhood, as part of the department's focus on community policing. (Credit: CBS)

North Lawndale Residents Encouraged By Heightened Police Presence

Most of us have heard of “community policing,” the strategy of having more interaction between police officers and the people living and working in the neighborhoods they patrol. This weekend, CBS 2 got an up close look at how that strategy is working on a block in North Lawndale.

07/06/2015

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy patrols a neighborhood Friday. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy Tries To Stem Violence This Weekend

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was working a beat Friday, as his department sought to avoid the type of spike in deadly shootings that occurred last July Fourth weekend. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

07/03/2015

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on preparations for the Fourth of July weekend. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police To Work Overtime To Stem Violence During Fourth Of July Weekend

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez takes a look at how Chicago is preparing.

06/30/2015

Naperville's Riverwalk (CBS)

DuPage River Is Treacherous, Naperville Authorities Warn

The river is currently 4 to 7 feet above flood stage, and flowing rapidly in some areas. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

06/22/2015

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk attends gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's election night gathering on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner defeated incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Mark Kirk’s ‘Bro With No Ho’ Gaffe Latest Misstep

Sen. Mark Kirk’s derogatory word for a woman has ignited a political firestorm, and despite his apology, the issue isn’t going away.

06/12/2015

Protesters calling for an adult trauma center at the University of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Demonstration Turns Physical During U Of C Protest Calling For Adult Trauma Center

(CBS) –A protest calling for a trauma center at the University of Chicago ended with one demonstrator needing medical attention and one person in police custody. Dozens of protesters marched to Rockefeller Chapel Saturday morning […]

06/06/2015

A "lucky" Blackhawks chair has a place of honor at Lee's Barber Shop in Naperville. (CBS)

Lucky Barber Chair Is ‘No Sitting Zone’ During Blackhawks Championship Run

Welcome to Lee’s Barber Shop in Naperville. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

06/05/2015

Chicago police respond to the scene of two people found dead on the Southwest Side. (CBS/Brad Edwards)

Police Question Relative Of Mother, Son Found Dead In Home

The individual was taken into custody about a block away from where Maria Herrera, 48, and her son, 22-year-old Carlos, were found dead Thursday on the Southwest Side.

05/29/2015

The burglars smashed into the cash register at Ponzu. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Burglars Target Three North Side Restaurants

It was a busy weekend for a pair of burglars targeting restaurants on the North Side.

05/18/2015

Ray Robinson and Zet Smith were honored by the board of the Chicago Police Memorial Fund. (Credit: CBS)

Walgreens Employee, Customer Honored For Assisting Two Chicago Police Officers

Two men who went above and beyond to help arrest a dangerous suspect received a special honor Tuesday from the board of the Chicago Police Memorial Fund.

05/12/2015

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Deadline Looms For Youth Summer Jobs Program

Chicagoans from 14 to 24 have until Friday to apply for the One Summer Chicago program. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

05/11/2015

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