Mai Martinez

Magnificent Mile Lights Fest . (Credit: CBS)

Magnificent Mile Lights Fest Marks 23rd Year

With the milder temperatures, it was the perfect night for a parade and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival didn’t disappoint.

11/23/2014

(Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

Experts: How Smart-Phone Apps Collect Your Personal Information

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez has an eye-opening look at the dangers lurking in apps.

11/10/2014

Surveillance images of a suspect who police police believe tied a woman up and robbed her.

Police Searching For Suspects After Riverdale Woman Robbed, Tied Up

For the first time, a south suburban woman talks about the morning a man broke into her home, tied her up and robbed her.

11/10/2014

State Rep. La Shawn Ford arrives at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on Monday, when federal prosecutors dropped 17 felony bank fraud charges, and he pleaded guilty only to a misdemeanor tax charge. (Credit: CBS)

Rep. Ford Spared Jail, Gets Probation And Fine For Tax Charge

A federal judge has sentenced Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford to probation and a fine for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of $3,782.

11/07/2014

A person holds a flu vaccine at the Institut Pasteur de Lille research centre on October 11, 2013 in Lille, northern France. French health authorities launched their annual flu vaccination campaign on October 9 insisting on the elderly and people at risk, even though French people are increasingly reluctant to get vaccinated. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Pediatricians Waiting On Flu Vaccines For Kids

But The Centers for Disease Control says the lack of supply is due to a shipping delay and not an actual shortage of the vaccine. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

10/27/2014

Human remains were found in a home in Fowler, Ind. (Credit; CBS)

Dismembered Body Found In Hegewisch Identified As Missing Man

In the span of two weekends, human remains found at two homes. One in Chicago, the other in Indiana. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

10/14/2014

Chicago Police Detective Chris Ross (CBS)

Detective Recounts Being Caught In The Crossfire

Detective Chris Ross and Capt. Ed Kulbida found themselves wounded and in the middle of Tuesday’s standoff between law enforcement and a 42-year-old Indiana fugitive. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

10/10/2014

Daniel Brown (Chicago Police)

Second Cop Was Injured In Shootout With Fugitive Suspect This Week

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says a Chicago police detective at the scene of Tuesday’s standoff didn’t even realize he had been hit until the next day.

10/09/2014

Suburban police practice responding to an "active shooter" scenario. (CBS)

Suburban Police Practice ‘Active Shooter’ Response

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez takes us inside potentially life-saving training.

09/22/2014

Elgin Police Department

Elgin Police Department Casts Net To Puerto Rico For Recruits

Elgin police say Latinos now make up roughly 45 percent of the city’s 110,000 residents. But that presence isn’t as well represented on Elgin’s police force. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

09/19/2014

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

CBS 2

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

(Credit: Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

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

Notebaert Nature Museum

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

Water generic

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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