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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.

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2 Investigators: Truck Drivers Claim Owners Pressured Them To Break Rules

There have been a string of fatal truck accidents in the Chicago area caused by drivers who were charged with falsifying their driving logs and were apparently too tired to drive safely.

07/23/2014

An electronic logging device for trucks.  (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Safety Officials Want Electronic Logs For Truck Drivers

Federal rules limit truckers from driving more than 11 of the 14 consecutive hours they work. They have to take a ten hour break before driving again.

07/22/2014

Bridget Murphy purchased these tickets for Sunday's game between the Bears and Vikings for $800, only to learn at the gate that they were fake. (Supplied to CBS)

2 Investigators: Sheriff’s Police Bust Counterfeit-Ticket Sellers

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman helps Cook County authorities set up some fake-ticket makers.

07/21/2014

This dead tree in Rogers Park is the subject of a Twitter page. (Twitter/@RogersParkTree)

2 Investigators: City Way Behind On Tree Removal, Trimming

There’s a huge backlog of thousands of requests for city trees to be trimmed or removed–often because residents believe they are damaged or dead and could be dangerous.

07/16/2014

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2 Investigators: Postmaster Taking Long Breaks In Middle Of Work Day

The postal system is in financial trouble but the CBS 2 Investigators uncovered a boss at the federal agency who is anywhere but at work in the middle of his government day.

07/09/2014

Jennifer Plank shows how her hand was nearly severed by shrapnel. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Store-Bought Targets Are ‘Dynamite Waiting To Go Off’

Explosive target material being sold at local stores could cause injuries and death. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

06/30/2014

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Chicago Cop Sentenced To Prison For Insurance Fraud Following CBS 2 Investigation

A Chicago Police officer was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday for insurance fraud by staging an accident and soliciting payoffs from a towing company in exchange for steering it accident business.

06/25/2014

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2 Investigators: How To Spot Home Repair Scams

Your home is damaged by a bad storm. After the storm contractors may show up at your door soliciting you to sign up with them to fix the damage. But watch out for some of the tricks of the trade homeowners have learned the hard way.

06/25/2014

City Hall

2 Investigators: Does The City Council’s Inspector General Lack Real Power?

The man hired to police aldermen says a legal loophole is frustrating his ability to do his job. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

06/16/2014

Joseph Berrios

2 Investigators: Assessor Going After Tax Cheats Under New Law

It took two years for the Assessor Joseph Berrios to get new laws he needed for this action — an effort that began after a 2 Investigators report in 2011 on one of the biggest violators. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

06/09/2014

An accident involving a truck and a bus carrying special-needs adults. (Credit: Chicago Fire Media)

Truck Driver Says He Did Everything He Could To Prevent Dan Ryan Accident

Kenneth Dunn, was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, unsafe equipment and spilling a load of paper across the highway.

06/04/2014

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2 Investigators, BGA: Superintendent Salaries Costing Taxpayers

Most people would agree that a child’s education is priceless, but how much is too much to pay school superintendents?

05/20/2014

An example of an "International Driver's License." (CBS)

2 Investigators: Some Motorists Buying Bogus Driver’s Licenses Online

They’re known as International Driver’s Licenses — and they’re completely invalid. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

05/19/2014

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2 Investigators: Cops Used TASER Several Times On Mentally Ill Man, Family Says

A call to Chicago police for help with a mentally ill man led to an arrest, a TASER being repeatedly deployed and an outraged family. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

05/16/2014

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2 Investigators: Kids Used To Sell Candy For Fake Charities

Young children are being sent to unfamiliar neighborhoods sell candy door-to-door in the name of charity. CBS 2’s Dave Savini has been investigating these operations and found, in some cases, criminals claim to have charities and use children to peddle their goods.

05/13/2014

Electric Meter (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

2 Investigators: Alternative Power Suppliers May Not Be Cheaper

As 2 Investigator Pam Zekman found out, you need to be careful before you sign on with a company to replace your area utility.

05/09/2014

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2 Investigators: Some Trucking Firms On Federal Watch List For Safety Violations

The issue is fatigued driving: truckers who violate federal regulations that limit the hours they can stay on the road without a break. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

05/08/2014

Cartons of mail ready to be sorted sit on a shelf at the U.S. Post Office sort center. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2 Investigators: Complaints Growing Over Undelivered Mail

Regular mail delivery is taken for granted by most people, but now there’s been a growing chorus of complaints from residential neighborhoods across the city to businesses in the Loop.

05/07/2014

Metra Air Quality

2 Investigators: What Passengers Are Breathing On Metra Train Cars

CBS 2’s Dave Savini launched an investigation to find out what passengers are being exposed to.

CBS 2–05/01/2014

Edward Downes  says he suffered a stroke after taking Androgel. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Low-T Drugs Could Have Dangerous Side Effects

It’s a billion dollar a year business. Millions of men are taking testosterone drugs many to help increase energy, libido and muscle mass.

04/29/2014