Mai Martinez

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

Humboldt Park Citizens Against Riot Fest call on the Chicago Park District to deny permits for the music festival to perform in Humboldt Park this year. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Humboldt Park Residents Ask Park District To Deny Riot Fest A Permit

A group of Humboldt Park residents on Friday angrily called on the Chicago Park District to deny Riot Fest permits to perform the annual music festival in the park, after the grass was badly damaged during last year’s festival.

05/08/2015

CBS 2's Mai Martinez is attacked by a dog in a safety demonstration. (Credit: CBS)

How To Protect Yourself From Dog Attacks

Dog attacks can be vicious, even deadly, and every year thousands of adults and children become victims. Last year in Cook County there were nearly 5,000.

05/05/2015

Beyonce arrives at the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museums latest exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass . (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Were Dresses Worn By Beyonce, J Lo and Kim Kardashian At Met Gala Too Revealing?

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez takes a look at the dresses and the message they might be sending.

05/05/2015

Emily Beazley and her sister, Olivia, being sworn in as Chicago Police Headquarters. (Credit: CBS)

Emily Beazley, Sister Named Honorary Chicago Police Officers

Another honor today for a young cancer patient fighting the fight of her life: Emily Beazley and her sister became honorary Chicago Police Officers.

04/28/2015

Emily Beazley (Supplied photo)

Mount Greenwood Street Dedicated To 12-Year-Old Cancer Patient Emily Beazley

A street in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood was being dedicated Friday afternoon to a 12-year-old girl who has battled cancer for a third of her life.

04/24/2015

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