Charlie De Mar

charlie de mar Charlie De MarCharlie 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.

Man And Woman Found Dead In Suspected Murder-Suicide In Orland Park

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.

8 mins ago

Off-Duty CPD Officer Faces Charges After Bar Fight

William Szepi is a new probationary officer and could be fired pending the outcome of the investigation.

15 hours ago

Fox River Stays At Bay Amid Flood Warnings

A flood watch blanketing the Chicago area Thursday left residents in towns near the Fox River keeping a watchful eye on water levels tonight.

06/21/2018

WWII Vet Finds Watch Of Fellow Service Member Killed During War

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.

06/20/2018

Lighthouse Displays Spark Conversations About Inclusion For Those With Disabilities

The idea for a lighthouse art display came from The Chicago Lighthouse, an organization serving the blind and visually impaired.

06/19/2018

Dead Rabbit Tests Positive For Rare, Potentially Deadly Disease

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.

06/18/2018

Real Men Cook (In The Sweltering Heat) On Father’s Day

“It is 100 degrees and I’m on this hot grill so its 120 to me right now.”

06/17/2018

Chicago Police Clear Up Rumors Surrounding Missing Women

“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.

06/14/2018

Chicago Police: No ‘Serial Kidnapper’ On Chicago’s South Side

Chicago Police say there is a connection between two of the recent death cases involving missing women on Chicago’s South side.

06/13/2018

Police: 8-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots 5-Year-Old Brother With Uncle’s Gun

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.

06/06/2018

Size Of 94-Year-Old Woman’s Front Yard Sign Against City Code

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.

06/05/2018

Juan Bucio’s Visitation Draws Fellow Firefighters, Police Officers

Fellow firefighters saluting Juan Bucio as his casket is brought in into the shrine at St. Rita.

06/03/2018

New Paramedics Welcomed To Chicago Fire Department

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.

05/31/2018

Funeral Arrangements Announced For Fallen Firefighter

 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.

05/30/2018

Valerie Jarrett Responds After ‘Roseanne’ Star’s Racist Tweet

The show was cancelled Tuesday after the show’s star, Roseanne Barr, sent a racist tweet targeted at Chicago’s own Valerie Jarrett.

05/29/2018

Antioch Standoff Ends In Gurnee With Police Killing Woman

What ended as a shooting on busy Route 41 started as a crime spree 20 miles away.

05/24/2018

Gurnee Woman Killed After Pointing Gun At Officers Following Police Chase

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.

05/23/2018

Bitcoin Pizza Day Celebrates Cryptocurrency On The Rise

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.

05/22/2018

Local Italian Market Severs Ties With Mario Batali Following Sexual Assault Allegations

 Mario Batali is a target of a police investigation and now several of his business partners have parted ways following a 60 Minutes report.

05/21/2018

30 Years Later, Survivor Of Laurie Dann Laments Rise In School Shootings

Phil Andrew’s career and life have been shaped by that tragic day on May 20, 1988.

05/21/2018

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