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Pam Zekman, Dave Savini and Brad Edwards: Investigations that get results.

Check out our recent 2 Investigators stories below. Do you have an idea or investigative tip for one of our 2 Investigators reports? Please email Dave Savini, Pam Zekman or Brad Edwards directly.

Thaddeus Jones, a Calumet City politician, talks with CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Cal City Pol Accused Of Misusing Campaign Funds

Money to a future wife. Money to an ex-wife. Meals at Hooters. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on Thaddeus Jones and the alleged irregularities.


Wanda Poplar is overjoyed that her water service has been restored. (CBS)

Woman’s Water Service Restored After 2 Investigators Inquire About HUD-Assisted Rental

No water for cooking, doing dishes, showering — or even to use the toilet. This south suburban family turned to CBS 2’s Dave Savini for help.


George Flores tries to navigate Chicago's underground Pedway system. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Chicago ‘Pedway’ Fraught With Obstacles For The Disabled

The Pedway, built with tax dollars and private money in 1989, is supposed to help pedestrians stay warm and dry while commuting through the city’s central business district.


Khaled Shaar (courtesy: Kevin E. O'Reilly LLC)

2 Investigators: Cop In Portillo’s Attack Pistol-Whipped Driver In Different Incident

The off-duty Chicago police officer who beat a man in a River North restaurant while working security also jumped through a sunroof to pistol-whip a motorist. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.



2 Investigators: Gun Thefts Continue At Chicago Railyards

In the latest incident, a half-dozen semi-automatic rifles and 27 handguns were reportedly stolen from a rail car near 77th and Avalon. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


U-47700 is a potentially deadly synthetic opiate. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Synthetic Opiate Brings Death Through The Mail

It is a drug so dangerous, it has never been approved, but anyone can buy it easily online.


Aloysius Mack (CBS)

2 Investigators: Sham Marriage Drains Elderly Man’s Savings

Ninety-two-year-old Aloysius Mack, who has dementia, was a victim of a form of elder abuse. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


Amy Trench, at computer, says she was defrauded by a student-loan relief organization. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Scam Artists Target Millennials With Offers Of College-Debt Relief

Some college grads are falling prey to offers to have their loans consolidated or their payments reduced. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


James Shard (Lansing Police Department)

2 Investigators: Denver ‘Boot Bandit’ Shakes Down Motorists

But the day of reckoning may be near for James Chard. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


Shahroon Augustine, inset, was found trespassing on a water plant in Chicago. (CBS/Palatine Police)

2 Investigators: Water Plant Trespasser Is Released, Then Vanishes

Authorities say Shahroon Augustine entered the Eugene Sawyer Water Purification Plant with a duffle bag and a passport from Pakistan. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


CBS 2's Pam Zekman talks with Cook County Circuit Court Judge Arnette Hubbard. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Judge Takes Sick Leave For 17 Months, Collects Full Pay

The judge’s claims she was injured during an altercation did not bear out in court. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


This boat, once purchased by Willow Springs police, is now a Chicago Fire Department vessel. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Suburb Wasted Drug-Forfeiture Money

The feds say the Willow Springs Police Department misused funds to buy a boat and Harley Davidson motorcycles, among other items. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


Reynaldo Guevara in a videotaped deposition. (video provided to CBS 2)

2 Investigators: Retired Cop Faces More Allegations He Framed Suspects

Allegations of misconduct against former Chicago detective Reynaldo Guevara have already cost taxpayers $21 million. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


An Israeli stands guard with an Uzi sub-machine gun as a bulldozer cuts the path of Israel's separation fence July 1, 2004 in the West Bank village of Az-Zawiya. Construction of the controversial barrier continues on Palestinian lands despite a ruling by Israel's High Court of Justice a day earlier that the Jewish state must minimize hardship to Palestinians when building the fence. (David Silverman/Getty Images)

2 Investigators: Machine Gun, Handgun Missing From Suburban Police Department

The shooting range that stored the Uzi machine gun and GLOCK hand gun was once controlled by a troubled Elmwood Park cop. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.



2 Investigators: Fake Power Company Extorts Business

A Chicago restaurant received an alarming demand: Pay $1,300 immediately or have the power shut off. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


Mary Dal Pino (CBS)

2 Investigators: Patient, 77, Waits — And Waits — For Her Medical Marijuana Card

Do Illinois patients have too many hoops to jump through? CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.



2 Investigators: Top Political Campaign Funds Spending Cash On Cubs Tickets

Political committees led by Illinois politicians have spent more than $1 million on Chicago Cubs tickets in the last five years, CBS 2 Investigators have found.


Whitney Young High School (CBS)

2 Investigators: Private Coaches Dodge A Fortune In Gym Fees At Chicago Public Schools

The losers: Chicago taxpayers. That’s according to an inspector general’s report. CBS 2’s Dave Savini has this follow-up.


(CBS/Chicago Police Department)

IPRA Calls For Cop Suspensions After Deadly Tasing In Jail Cell

The Independent Police Review Authority is recommending that six Chicago police officers be suspended for their role in the 2012 Taser-related death of Philip Coleman.


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