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Mai Martinez Takes Dad Back To Cuba After 50 Years

CALABAZAR DE LA HABANA, Cuba (CBS) – 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. Her father became a ...

Residents Frightened After Highland Park Home Invasion And Robbery « CBS Chicago

“The police officer came to the door, knocked on the door to make sure I was OK,” Christie Lullo told CBS 2′s Mai Martinez. “He was knocking on everybody’s doors just checking to see if everybody was OK.” Lullo says the officer would only say there was a robbery in the neighborhood. It ...

Paramedic Describes Being Attacked During Ambulance Run

CBS 2′s Mai Martinez talked to one of the paramedics. When calls for medical help come in, Chicago paramedics are dispatched. That’s what happened Friday evening around 5:30, when a man fell outside a boutique in the Andersonville neighborhood. Paramedic Frank Velez and his partner ...

Chicago’s Mounted Police Provide Versatility In The Field

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports. It may not look like police work to some, but these officers are on patrol, keeping an eye on things, issuing tickets and making arrests. “It’s just a great feeling to see the look on that guy’s face when you ride up and grab him and lock him up,” Officer ...

Prosecutors: Slain 6-Year-Old Was Victim Of Gang Violence « CBS Chicago

CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports, during a bond hearing Monday afternoon, prosecutors said Aliyah’s mother was untangling her hair at the time of the shooting. According to prosecutors, Hernandez fired the shots that killed Aliyah, while Barraza was driving the truck. Juan Barraza, 18, is ...

4 Critically Injured In SW Side Crash While Fleeing Shooting « CBS Chicago

CBS 2's Mai Martinez reports. Police had observed an inordinate amount of customers frequenting a Warrenville spa for very short periods of time. They made an arrest Friday. Outbound trains on the Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line are stopped near northwest suburban Arlington Heights ...

Man Who Offered Lift To Teen Girls Says He’s Victim Of ‘Good Deed Gone Wrong’ &laq...

But as CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports, the man says he was only trying to help the girls, not harm them. “This is a good deed gone wrong,” Rodney Peterson says. During a March 2 snowstorm, he saw two teen girls leave a Shell station while he was pumping gas. “I just noticed these girls...

Prosecutors Want Hudson’s Sister To Testify At Husband’s Murder Trial « CBS Chicag...

CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports Cook County prosecutors want Julia Hudson to testify against Balfour, but that might not happen. Even though they were estranged, they were still married, and there are marital statutes which protect communications between a husband and wife that are made in ...

In Schaumburg, Apple iPhones Taking Bite Out Of Crime « CBS Chicago

As CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, drug dealers are doing that. Schaumburg Police Detective Christopher Nowicki spends hours a day on his iPhone 4-S, but he’s not playing games — he’s fighting crime. “We’re using them every single day,” Nowicki says. Schaumburg police bought 24 of the ...

Thousands Climb To The Top For Hustle Up The Hancock « CBS Chicago

As CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, 4,000 climbers took part in the 15th annual Hustle up the Hancock at the John Hancock Center, raising awareness and more $1 million dollars today for lung disease research and programs. Many say they climb for those who can’t. Climbing the 94 flights of ...

White Won’t Apologize For Comparing Collins To Blago; Collins Won’t Sue « CBS Chic...

You can almost put Blagojevich beside her.” As CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports, since then, Collins has been calling for an apology from White for comparing her to the convicted former governor. “I was really disappointed that the secretary would say such a thing,” Collins said. She had ...

Wirtz, Rose Ranked In Top 10 Of Most Powerful Chicagoans « CBS Chicago

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez spent the day with a Chicago private detective on the hunt for cheaters. Chicago Public Schools officials said Tuesday that they are seeking to implement a new sick day policy for non-union workers, ending a decades-long practice that has cost the system tens of ...

York High Sophomore Living His ‘Teenage Dream’ On YouTube « CBS Chicago

But As CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports, Cahill never imagined the fame he’d find online. At York Community High School, he’s just another sophomore, but online he’s larger than life, performing with some of the biggest names in music, from 50 Cent to David Guetta. So how did this all happen ...

Chicago Teen Using Laughs To Cope With Cancer « CBS Chicago

Now, as CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, they’re fighting it with humor. Every week or so, Miles Austrevich checks into Children’s Memorial Hospital for his cancer treatments. The 19-year-old first learned he had a cancerous brain tumor when he was diagnosed on Nov. 20, 2008. Miles had a ...

Animal Conservationist Says CareerBuilder Should Pull Chimp Super Bowl Ad « CBS Chicago

“I think it’s excellent,” Chris Vates, a Lincoln Park Zoo visitor, told CBS 2’s Mai Martinez after viewing the commercial. “Any time you see monkeys in people clothes, it’s hilarious.” But the zoo’s chimpanzee expert, Dr. Stephen Ross, isn’t laughing. “I think what we really want people ...

Trial Underway For Man Charged With Killing Cop In 2008 « CBS Chicago

CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports Taylor’s partner, Lem Miller, fought back tears as he testified about seeing Taylor get shot in the head, chest and arm as he walked up to Cooper’s car. Taylor and Miller were assigned to conduct surveillance on Cooper’s home on the morning of Sept. 28, 2008...

Elgin Community Plagued By Vandals Breaking Car Windows « CBS Chicago

As CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, vandals have hit cars on Parkway Avenue in Elgin a number of times. Cory Morgan got a rude awakening as she left for work Monday. The rear window of her SUV was completely shattered. “I open the front door and windows are smashed. There’s glass ...

Gang Problem Growing, Seeping Into Suburbs, Authorities Say

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports. “Here in the Midwest, we’ve got anywhere between 80,000 and 100,000 documented gang members. We’re also the hub for the Sinaloa cartel, the Mexicans’ strongest cartel,” says Jack Riley of the DEA’s Chicago division. That’s why law enforcement from Illinois...

Railroad Worker Files Suit Claiming White Co-Workers Taunted Him, Cut His Dreadlocks

But as CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports, instead of being helped, he was let go. “I want justice,” said Solomon Perry. Justice for the years of torment Perry says he endured while working at Illinois Central Railroad Company. “I was called tree swinger and they just get progressively worse,” ...

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. From Chinatown to downtown, people are ringing in the Chinese new year. “It’s a very special time of year for Chinese families. It’s similar Christmas or Chanukah in the Western tradition,” says ...

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