Mai Martinez

The principal of Christ's Academy Christian School in Shorewood, Ill., has been accused of bullying students, and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating. (Credit: CBS)

Shorewood Principal Accused Of Bullying Students

It’s a disturbing allegation of bullying in a suburban school. The person accused of doing the bullying is not a student, it’s the principal of the school.

CBS 2–11/09/2012

This is the suspect seen on video stealing a donation jar from a Crown Point, Ind. shop. The donations were to benefit a young cancer patient. (The Smoke Shop)

VIDEO: Thief Steals Young Cancer Patient’s Donation Jar

The suspect may have gotten away with the cash, but surveillance cameras captured his every move. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

11/02/2012

Generic Original Reporting

Sources: Off-Duty Cop Accused Of Buying Pot For 3 Teen Girls

CBS 2 has learned a Chicago police officer is being investigated for allegedly supplying a group of minors with marijuana while he was off-duty.

CBS 2–10/16/2012

Chicago Police Lt. Ken Bigg explains his job to CBS 2's Mai Martinez during a recent ride-along. (CBS)

Englewood Ride-Along: Violence, Guns, Hope

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez went on patrol Friday night to see just what officers are up against and how they’re fighting it.

10/15/2012

Chicago police recruits in training at the police academy. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Of Recruits Prepping To Join Ranks Of Chicago Police

As the numbers of murders and shootings in Chicago continue to rise, the cries for more police officers have been getting louder.

CBS 2–10/09/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Chicago Clinic Says It Pulled Steroid In Wake Of Meningitis Scare

There are no reported meningitis cases in Illinois, but as CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, hundreds of patients at three Chicago-area facilities are being warned.

10/05/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy rides patrol on a Chicago street on Sept. 24, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Murder Rate Down In September; McCarthy: ‘Something’s Working’

With Chicago’s murder rate capturing national headlines, Police Supt Garry McCarthy is on the defense, touting recent progress his department has made in the fight against crime.

CBS 2–09/25/2012

Empty Classroom

Parents, Students Look Forward To End Of Strike

It’s been a week of teacher-less school, and an end to the strike can’t come soon enough for parents and some students.CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

09/14/2012

Flooding from heavy rain on Sunday in the Clearing neighborhood left ankle-deep water in Tom Ramos' basement. (Photo courtesy Tom Ramos)

Sunday’s Rain Causes Flooding Problems For Homes Near Midway

Given the drought conditions gripping the Midwest, the Chicago are really needs rain, but on Sunday, some areas got much more than they could handle.

CBS 2–08/27/2012

Stephan Triplett and De'Quan Thompson transferred from Fenger High School and are now ineligible to play football at their new school. (CBS)

2 Football Players Flee Fenger Violence, Ruled Ineligible To Play At New High School

Many players are dreaming of big games and championships, but as CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, those dreams have been shattered for some athletes before the school year even begins.

08/17/2012

Vials of allergenic samples used for allergy scratch tests. (Credit: CBS)

Extremely High Mold Count Has Allergy Sufferers Feeling Miserable

The enjoyable temperatures and sunny skies lately have been a welcome respite from the heat wave Chicago went through last month, but another factor in our recent weather has been making plenty of people sick.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

Lake Michigan (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago’s New Tourism Office Faces Possible Roadblock – Violence

Move over San Francisco and watch out New York — Chicago is now the second best city in the U.S. and Canada, according to Travel+Leisure magazine.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

U.S. Army Spc. Brad Liberio returned home to Crestwood, Ill., on July 3, 2012, after spending a year serving overseas. (Credit: CBS)

Crestwood Soldier Celebrates Homecoming In Time For 4th Of July

While Americans are celebrating Independence Day tomorrow, one Crestwood family will have even more to celebrate – the safe homecoming of a soldier who had been serving in Afghanistan.

CBS 2–07/03/2012

A TV camera is set up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 25, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ruling On Ariz. Law Draws Mostly Negative Reaction From Immigrant Advocates

Under the high court’s 5-3 ruling, police officers in Arizona can still ask everyone they stop or arrest to prove they are in the country legally.

06/25/2012

Dr. Nancy Jones

Cook County Medical Examiner To Retire At End Of July

After months of investigations into an overcrowding scandal at the Cook County morgue, the office is undergoing a major shakeup.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

It's been 50 years since Mai Martinez's father left Cuba as an 11-year-old boy. As a special Father's Day gift, she took him back. (That is Mai's father in the front passenger seat.) These are some of the images from that trip. (Credit: Mai Martinez)

Mai Martinez Takes Dad Back To Cuba After 50 Years

Many of us are still trying to figure out just what to get dad for Father’s day, but CBS 2’s Mai Martinez doesn’t have to worry about that. She’s already given her dad something close to his heart: a trip back to his native Cuba.

CBS 2–06/13/2012

Gold Coast Mob Attack

Eight Teens Charged In Mob Attacks Over The Weekend

Eight people have been charged with mob action, after four people were hurt in at least three mob attacks in and near downtown over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2012

Kids play in a sprinkler at Washington Park on Memorial Day, when temperatures reached as high as 95 degrees in the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

Chicagoans Doing All They Can To Beat The Record Heat

Record high temperatures in Chicago on Monday made it another perfect day to be at any of Chicago’s beaches.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012

A Citgo gas station in Chicago Heights ran out of gas on May 5, 2012, after someone had been tampering with some of the gas pumps for two weeks, in order to allow them to pump free gas without the clerk's knowledge. (Credit: CBS)

Pump Tampering Leads To $12K Theft From Suburban Gas Station

A south suburban gas station gave out about $12,000 worth of free gas over a two-week period recently, but it wasn’t part of a promotion, it was because someone tampered with the pumps.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

Jefferson Tap & Grille (CBS)

Civil Trial Over Jefferson Tap Fight Begins

Three Chicago police officers who were acquitted of criminal charges in connection with a 2006 bar fight were back in court Monday.

05/07/2012

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