Charlie De Mar
Charlie De Mar is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2.
De Mar came to CBS 2 from WTTV and WXIN, the CBS and Fox stations in Indianapolis, IN, where he has reported lead stories for the stations’ evening newscasts.
De Mar is credited with establishing a local crime reporting franchise series at CBS4/FOX 59. His work has also had a national impact, and a series of reports led to the introduction of a new federal law that would hold all Veterans Affairs hospitals more accountable for their prescribing practices.
De Mar graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arizona in 2012, where he earned a BA in broadcast journalism and minored in marketing.
A Lincoln Park native, his favorite professional teams are the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks.
Around 5:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired in the parking lot outside a P.F. Chang’s at 142nd and LaGrange in Orland Park.
William Szepi is a new probationary officer and could be fired pending the outcome of the investigation.
A flood watch blanketing the Chicago area Thursday left residents in towns near the Fox River keeping a watchful eye on water levels tonight.
A World War Two bomber pilot survived a major crash during the war, but a fellow service member on-board did not. Now decades later, as CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports, a piece of him still lives.
The idea for a lighthouse art display came from The Chicago Lighthouse, an organization serving the blind and visually impaired.
Officials are warning Tinley Park residents to keep their dogs within sight and on a leash after a rare, but potentially deadly disease was found in a dead rabbit.
“It is 100 degrees and I’m on this hot grill so its 120 to me right now.”
“If there was a hint of a pattern of a serial kidnapper, whatever you want to call him out there, trust me, we would be on that in a moment’s notice. Of the six cases, only two of them are related,” Supt. Eddie Johnson stated.
Chicago Police say there is a connection between two of the recent death cases involving missing women on Chicago’s South side.
Chicago Police say an 8-year-old boy shot accidentally shot his 5-year-old brother while they were playing with their uncle’s guns.
A 94-year-old Elgin woman is fighting a request from the city of Elgin to remove an oversized Trump sign in her yard. It’s not the sign’s content that is a problem, but rather, the size of the sign.
Fellow firefighters saluting Juan Bucio as his casket is brought in into the shrine at St. Rita.
The newest class of paramedics was welcomed to the Chicago Fire Department Thursday. The celebration comes as the city and departments mourn the loss of fallen firefighter Juan Bucio, the veteran dive-team member who died Memorial Day while trying to rescue a boater in the Chicago River.
Funeral arrangements for fallen firefighter Juan Bucio were announced Wednesday. The wake and funeral for Bucio will be held at Saint Rita, the shrine known for hosting services for first responders. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar spoke with church leaders about the somber farewell.
The show was cancelled Tuesday after the show’s star, Roseanne Barr, sent a racist tweet targeted at Chicago’s own Valerie Jarrett.
What ended as a shooting on busy Route 41 started as a crime spree 20 miles away.
Police say they responded to reports of a woman armed with a long barrel gun, standing in the southbound lanes of Route 41, just north of Grand Avenue in Gurnee Wednesday afternoon.
Chance are if you’ve purchased a pizza before, you probably paid about $25, but one man paid more than $80 million for two pizzas.
Mario Batali is a target of a police investigation and now several of his business partners have parted ways following a 60 Minutes report.
Phil Andrew’s career and life have been shaped by that tragic day on May 20, 1988.