Mai Martinez

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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

Members of the Chicago Police Department's Mounted Unit. (CBS)

Chicago’s Mounted Police Offer Versatility In The Field

The officers and their horses also patrol the Mag Mile, the Museum campus and some city parks year-round. They’re an amazing sight, but more than that, CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

09/02/2013

US Postal Service Posts 3.5 Billion Dollar Quarterly Loss

Post Office Suspends Service To Area After Carrier Is Attacked

An attack on a Chicago postal carrier has stopped mail delivery in one area of the Logan Square neighborhood.

CBS 2–08/09/2013

BlogHer hosts its 2013 convention at McCormick Place, drawing women in the blogging and social media industry. (CBS)

Blogging Convention For Women Draws Corporate Interest

(CBS) — For decades, companies have relied on TV, radio, magazines and billboards to advertise their products, but now many are turning to social media. And those companies are finding word of mouth is giving […]

07/26/2013

Alison and Tio Hardiman. (Credit: CBS)

Wife Helping Tio Hardiman Get Career Back On Track

In their first TV interview together since the scandal broke, former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman and his wife talk about the night he was arrested for beating her, why she dropped the charges, and the doubters.

07/10/2013

Ronda Wilkes has been delivering mail for nearly 10 years. (CBS)

New Program Sets Up Safe Havens For Postal Carriers Who Encounter Danger

U.S. Postal Inspectors and police say these days carriers face great potential harm in some Chicago neighborhoods. CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports.

06/14/2013

CBS 2's Mai Martinez pats down a suspect after she "shoots" him during a police training exercise. (CBS)

Training Drill: Officers Learn When To Use Deadly Force, When To Hold Back

CBS 2′s Mai Martinez participates in a high-pressure police training exercise that puts officers in risky scenarios.

05/28/2013

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

McCarthy: Cops Taking Report Of Gang ‘Hit Squad’ Seriously

Being a police officer just got more dangerous in Chicago. According to information gathered by the Cook County Sheriff’s office, a street gang wants to ambush and kill police officers near 19th and Oakley west of the Loop. CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports.

05/13/2013

Barbara Zeman, ordained in 2008, is one of a growing number of women priests, although they are not recognized by the Roman Catholic Church. (Credit: CBS)

Church Approval Or Not, More Women Seeking Priesthood

Since 2002, 122 women worldwide have been ordained bishops, priests or deacons; 92 of them in the United States, including two who are active in the Chicago area

CBS 2–05/06/2013

Jodi Eastgate lost this wedding ring at The Drake Hotel when she forgot to put it back on after checking out. She and a staff member later managed to dig it out of garbage that had gone through a trash compactor. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Loses Wedding Ring At Drake Hotel, But Gets It Back From Trash

A Chicago vacation for a family from Tennessee almost ended in heartache this week, after Jodi Eastgate’s $15,000 wedding ring ended up in their hotel’s trash compactor, along with five tons of garbage.

CBS 2–04/26/2013

A bus driver braves flood waters Monday morning, prompting his suspension. (CBS)

VIDEO: School Bus Driver Plows Through Flood Water

After days of flooding, it’s something we’ve heard over and over again: Don’t drive through flood waters. But a school bus driver did just that Monday.

04/22/2013

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