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Members of the Ferguson Police department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 9. His death caused several days of violent protests along with rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Chicago Police May Equip Officers With Body Cameras

Some police agencies using the body cameras say they’ve seen dramatic drops in complaints against officers. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

09/01/2014

Officials unveil a monument to the victims of the Burr Oak grave reselling scandal on the grounds of the Alsip. In 2009, authorities discovered hundreds of graves had been dug up, and bodies dumped in mass graves, to resell burial plots. (Credit: Mai Martinez/CBS)

Burr Oak Monument Honors Victims Of Burial Scandal

After touring the now pristine cemetery, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the change there over the past five years has been remarkable.

08/29/2014

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CBS 2 Expanding Weekend Newscasts

Beginning September 13, 2014, CBS 2 will expand its Saturday and Sunday morning and evening newscasts by a total of three hours each weekend. In addition, the station will begin airing syndicated classic episodes of The Good Wife and Blue Bloods after its weekend 10 p.m. newscasts.

08/05/2014

James Matthews (Credit: Chicago Police)

O’Hare Thefts Against Military Personnel Has Some Asking: Why?

A worker at O’Hare Airport is behind bars, accused of stealing items from active-duty military personnel. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

07/25/2014

A picture taken from the southern Israeli Gaza border shows an Israeli army flare illuminating the sky over the Gaza strip, on July 21, 2014. Israeli forces killed more than 10 Gaza militants who had infiltrated southern Israel today, the army said, later announcing it had lost four soldiers in that battle. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Gaza Conflict Creates Tension, Fears For Relatives In Chicago

Here in Chicago, families with loved ones overseas are also calling for an end to the violence. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

07/21/2014

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Pitchfork Weekend Begins

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez talks with event organizers, concert-goers and a Chicago doctor about what they expect.

07/18/2014

Surveillance image shows airport personnel and rescue workers treat a heart-attack patient. (provided video)

One Year Later, Heart Attack Victim Meets Airport Bystanders Who Saved His Life

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez was there for the reunion.

07/11/2014

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Harsh Winter Was Tough On Butterfly Population, Study Says

A study released today points a finger at road salt. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

06/09/2014

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Don’t Be Fooled By Warm Weather — Lake Temps Remain Dangerously Cold

After two deadly accidents on the water last weekend, the Chicago Fire Department is reminding people of the hazards of cold water. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

06/06/2014

A pair of deer were spotted near Irving Park Road and Lake Shore Drive. (Credit: Mai Martinez)

Deer Spotted Near Lake Shore Drive On North Side

After the past several months of generally miserable weather, just about every living species in Chicago would agree that Friday morning was perfect for a stroll.

05/30/2014

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Gang Problem Growing, Seeping Into Suburbs, Authorities Say

Grim statistics were at the heart of multi-state summit held Friday in Oak Brook. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

02/14/2014

A card celebrating the Chinese New Year -- the Year of the Wood Horse. (CBS)

Chinese New Year Kicks Off In Chicago And Rest Of The World

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez takes a look at how Chicago is welcoming the Year of the Wood Horse.

01/31/2014

Shelves are empty at the Rogers Park Dominick's. (CBS)

Final Curtain Falls For Most Dominick’s Stores

The final day for stores in the closing chain is Saturday. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez visits one North Side location.

12/27/2013

Three family members were injured in a hit and run Sunday on the North Side. (CBS)

Three Family Members Hospitalized After North Side Hit-And-Run

Faseeh Biabani and his parents were injured Sunday on Devon Avenue. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

12/23/2013

Identical twins Kristen Maurer, left, and Kelly McCarthy. (CBS)

Identical Twins Fight Breast Cancer Together

Identical twins Kristen and Kelly have shared a special connection since birth. And these days, that connection is even stronger after the two battled breast cancer together. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

12/06/2013

This alligator was captured by authorities at O'Hare.

That’s No Alligator Bag At O’Hare Terminal — That’s An Alligator!

Yes, an alligator seemed to appear from nowhere in Terminal 3 at Chicago’s busiest airport on Friday. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

11/02/2013

Chicago Fire Department paramedic Frank Velez (CBS)

Paramedic Describes Being Attacked During Ambulance Run

Frank Velez was ready to transport a patient when two men across the street began “yelling at the ambulance with profanity,” he tells CBS 2’s Mai Martinez.

10/28/2013

Pet insurance costs money but may be worth it in the long run. (CBS)

Pet Insurance: Worth The Money?

With medical advancements, treatment for pets can easily run into the thousands. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez weighs the pros and cons.

10/18/2013

A handgun sits in the holster that belongs to a law enforcement officer during a news conference July 26, 2012 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The news conference was to announce a call for expanding background checks for firearm purchasers and banning high-capacity ammunition magazines. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Police Union: NFL Ban On Guns Is ‘An Insult’ To Off-Duty Cops

As CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, many officers are calling foul, and fan support for the policy is mixed.

10/14/2013

File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

Ambulances Lose Precious Seconds When Motorists Don’t Pull Over

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez rode along with Chicago paramedics to see what they’re up against.

09/23/2013

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