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Pam Zekman and Dave Savini: 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 or Pam Zekman directly.

Stray voltage at a city utility pole. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Stray Electricity Poses Hidden Danger

In this Original Report, CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini explains the danger you will not know about, until it is too late.

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2 Investigators: Smartphone App Creates Copy Of Keys

There’s a new app that could make it easier for someone to break into your house. The only thing a crook needs is a camera phone and a credit card.

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2 Investigators: City Cracks Down On Valet Parking Violations

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman went along recently as city investigators made surprise inspections of valet operations at restaurants and other venues.

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2 Investigators: Dump Thrived For Years Along DuPage River

Now, authorities are going after a land owner and looking into why action wasn’t taken sooner. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

11/20/2014

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2 Investigators, BGA: ‘Prince Of Pensions’ On Rauner Transition Team

Bruce Rauner campaigned on the promise of government reform and fixing Illinois’ pension system, but CBS 2 and the BGA found that Rauner appointed Glenn Poshard, a 1998 candidate for governor, to his transition team, even though Poshard’s government pensions are among the highest in Illinois.

11/18/2014

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2 Investigators: How Burglars Operate To Steal From Your Home

The busy season for home burglaries is now. While people ship presents and travel for the holidays, burglaries spike.

11/11/2014

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2 Investigators: In Cook County, The Dead Get Tax Exemptions

The assessor’s office is chasing down living property owners who are wrongly claiming breaks on property taxes by using identities of the deceased. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

11/07/2014

Dmitry Smirnov (Oak Brook Police Dept.)

2 Investigators: Video Confession Provides Insight Into Mind Of Stalker

An online-gaming friendship turned into a real life obsession and murder. A local woman was stalked and killed by a Canadian man and his stunning confession was obtained by our CBS 2 Investigators.

11/05/2014

A former committee woman says election judges were told to vote Republican. (Credit: CBS)

Former Republican Committeemen Claim Election Judges Coerced Into Voting GOP

A former Republican committee woman tells 2 Investigator Pam Zekman that she was removed for objecting to the tactic.

11/05/2014

A Virginia Tech lab tests the safety of football helmets. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Schools Using Football Helmets With Low Safety Ratings

2 Investigator Dave Savini took helmets belonging to a middle-school player and had them tested at a Virginia lab. The outcome raises concerns for many young players.

11/03/2014

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2 Investigators: Drowsy Truck Drivers At The Wheel?

CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s a familiar scene: the lights of a police squad car at an accident scene on I-80. Jeanette Pivot, 64, had stopped her car to avoid it. Behind her a truck approached. […]

10/30/2014

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Feds Charge 29 In $1.7M “Card-Cracking” Bank Fraud Scheme

Federal prosecutors have charged more than two dozen people who allegedly used rap music videos and social media to help convince people with debit cards to sell their PINs and passwords as part of a scheme to defraud banks out of more than $1.7 million.

10/29/2014

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2 Investigators: Video Shows Kid Get Beat On Way To School While Driver Does Nothing

Video showing a 13-year-old being beaten on his way to school has surfaced and the boy’s outraged parents say school officials put him in danger. CBS 2’s Dave Savini has their story in this Original Report.

10/22/2014

Darren Vann, suspected serial killer. Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

2 Investigators: Details On Suspected Serial Killer’s Military Service Released

CBS 2 has obtained some new details today from Darren Vann’s official military personnel file, from 1991 until his departure 19 months later.

10/22/2014

Darren Vann, suspected serial killer. Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

2 Investigators: Authorities Say Classified Ads Website Used For Prostitution

Alleged serial killer Darren Vann used an online classified advertising service to lure at least one of his victims to her death, according to police.

10/21/2014

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2 Investigators, BGA: Wrongful Death Settlements At Government Hospitals Costing Taxpayers

Hospitals supported by taxpayers have paid out more than $180 million in Illinois for wrongful death cases — deaths that could have been prevented.

10/15/2014

Cigarettes that were being sold without the required Cook County tax stamp are organized before seizure by county revenue investigators. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Pirated Cigarettes

A pack of cigarettes in Chicago can cost as much as $15 and with the soaring price the trafficking of contraband cigarettes is way up as well.

10/08/2014

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2 Investigators: Electric Grid Vulnerable To Attacks, Natural Disasters

Criminal action or natural disaster, there are warnings that both pose impending threats to our electrical grid. In this Original Report, CBS 2’s Dave Savini looks at the security of our power system. Whether the electric grid gets hacked by cyber criminals, physically attacked at a power plant or Mother Nature strikes — all could be devastating to the system.

10/07/2014

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2 Investigators: Woman Billed For Imposter’s Psychiatric Services

A Chicago woman was billed for psychiatric services she purportedly received at Stroger Hospital. CBS 2’s Dave Savini investigates.

10/03/2014

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2 Investigators: Valet Parking Attendants Using Handicapped Parking Spaces

Wheelchair user Judy Heyworth is tired of seeing abuses when she visits downtown Chicago. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman takes her complaints to City Hall.

10/02/2014