Mai Martinez

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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

St. Pascal pastor  Rafal Stecz, who fondly remembers meeting the cardinal when Stecz came to Chicago 6 ½ years ago. (CBS)

At Boyhood Parish, Cardinal George Remembered As A ‘Hero’

Francis Cardinal George grew up on Chicago’s Northwest Side and was eventually ordained at St. Pascal’s in Portage Park.

04/17/2015

Greg Salvi in court. (Credit: Cheryl Cook.)

Melrose Park Detective Accused Of Selling Drugs From Police Evidence

As CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, the feds say he stole drugs from police evidence and then sold them.

04/14/2015

Pam Bosley gets her first look at her son Terrell Bosley's statue (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Statue Display Honors Youth Felled By Gun Violence

A haunting tribute to young lives lost to gun violence was on display on the Gold Coast.

04/10/2015

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly, and Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault director Polly Poskin announce a new joint working group seeking to improve prosecution rates of sexual assault cases throughout Illinois. (Source: Illinois Attorney General's Office)

Prosecutors, Police, Advocates Team Up To Focus On Rape Cases

“One of the priorities of this new working group will be to address the challenges that discourage our victims from reporting sexual assault,” said Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

03/31/2015

Sigma Alpha Epsilon national headquarters in Evanston. (CBS)

Racist Chant Trickled Down From Evanston-Based Fraternity: University Official

The revelation came to light Friday as the president of the University of Oklahoma revealed new details of the investigation into use of the chant at his college. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

03/27/2015

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Expert Says Social Media Has Taken Bullying To New Level

Social media and bullying can be a volatile combination. Author and journalist Carrie Goldman has studied the issue for five years.

03/24/2015

Terry Almanza on her wedding day, left. Her sister Alicia is at right. (Courtesy: Terry Almanza)

Chicago Woman Searches For Her Late Sister’s Dress

Terry Almanza would like to wear the purple garment at her niece’s wedding. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

03/20/2015

Businesses use tracking to see if their emails are getting attention, and now people are doing the same.  (Credit: CBS)

Who Is Tracking Your Email?

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez takes a look at who could be tracking you and what they’re doing with the information they get.

03/18/2015

Vitamin D supplements. (Credit: CBS)

New Study Shows Vitamin D Supplements Don’t Help Lower Blood Pressure

Are you or someone you know taking vitamin D to lower blood pressure? Maybe a doctor even prescribed it?

03/17/2015

Angel Gonzales does some shopping after being released from prison. (CBS)

Exonerated Inmate Adapting To Life — And Smart Phones — After 21 Years Behind Bars

On Friday, Angel Gonzalez talked with CBS 2’s Mai Martinez about what it’s like to finally be free.

03/13/2015

Melissa Calusinski has been sentenced to 31 years in prison, after her conviction for first-degree murder in the death of 16-month-old Benjamin Kingan. She allegedly tossed the boy to the ground at the daycare center where she worked. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

’48 Hours’ Examines Daycare Death And Asks: Was Teacher Wrongly Convicted?

Police video shows suspect Melissa Calusinski being grilled by Lake Count detectives. Seventy-nine times, over the course of several hours, she denies any involvement in the death of of the toddler. Finally, after some nine hours, she changes her story.

02/26/2015

Greenfield Academy is a private school in the Roscoe Village neighborhood. (CBS)

North Side Academy Is Too Cool For School

Sitting on comfy couches reading and working with computers — not at desks with textbooks. And having a working lunch — not in a cafeteria. This is not your typical school. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

02/13/2015

Anthony Diaz (Supplied photo)

Boy, 13, Shot And Killed In Belmont-Cragin

A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed in front of his sisters in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood late Sunday, and his family said the shooting might have been the result of a post on Facebook.

02/09/2015

Ertharin Cousin (CBS)

Chicago Native Leads World Effort To End Hunger

Ertharin Cousin grew up on Chicago’s West Side, in the Lawndale neighborhood, the oldest daughter of a social worker and community organizer.

12/26/2014

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