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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.

This surveillance image shows Sgt. Brandin Fredrickson of  the Lynwood Police  Department throwing a suspect against a door. (Lynwood Police)

2 Investigators/BGA: Did Lynwood Police Department Try To Cover Up Alleged Brutality?

(CBS) — A Lynwood police sergeant has been fired for allegedly beating up a handcuffed man and the village has agreed to pay the victim half a million dollars to settle his lawsuit. It took […]

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This steel support is rusted through, beneath a Chicago underpass. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Steel Columns Supporting Bridges Riddled With Holes, Rust

Immediate action needs to be taken, an expert tells CBS 2’s Pam Zekman.


Stack of cash (CBS)

2 Investigators: Pensioners Fight Back When Fund Demands Overpayments Be Returned

More than 500 retirees were overpaid more than $5 million over 40 years because of mistakes admitted by the Sheet Metal Workers Local 73 pension fund. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman has this follow-up report.


George Taylor (CBS)

2 Investigators: Man Claims Cops Used Racial Slurs In Two Run-Ins With Him

George Taylor previously told CBS 2 he was the victim of misconduct – an incident caught on dash-cam video. Now, there’s been another alleged run-in with officers – and another video. CBS 2’s Dave Savini investigates.


Robert Knapik (CBS)

2 Investigators: ‘Low T’ Lawsuit Challenges Safety Of Male Hormone-Boosters

(CBS) — Millions of men now take testosterone therapy to reduce fatigue, increase their sex drive and feel younger. But is the hormone harming them or helping them? The debate involving thousands of men is […]


Butt Injections

2 Investigators: Cosmetic Butt Injections? Proceed With Caution

More than a dozen deaths have been reported across the country of women undergoing cosmetic injections to have a more curvaceous figure.


Broken glass from a shower door. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Boy, 9, Injured After Glass Shower Door Shatters

A routine evening shower ended with an emergency room visit for a nine-year-old boy. His glass shower door just suddenly shattered, like hundreds, possibly thousands of others that have shattered without warning.


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2 Investigators: Strippers Cavort At Public Golf Course

Gophers aren’t a problem, but adult entertainers may be, at west suburban golf course partly supported with tax dollars. CBS 2’s Dave Savini talks with residents who are upset.


Illinois coach Tim Beckman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

2 Investigators: Culture Of Athlete Abuse At U Of I May Be Wider Than Just Football

Simon Cvijanovic’s allegations led to an independent investigation of the Illini program, and ultimately head football coach Tim Beckman was fired.

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A warning about hackers targeting real estate transactions. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Cyber Criminals Targeting Real Estate Transactions

This cyber-crime has gotten so big the National Association of Realtors has issued a fraud alert about it.


Illegal dumping on the DuPage River in Plainfield. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Taxpayers May Be On The Hook For Farmer’s Mess

The man believed to be behind the illegal dumping and pollution along the DuPage River died in a traffic accident. Now who pays? CBS 2’s Dave Savini has this follow-up report.


A speed camera system in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Some Profitable Speed Cameras Are Nowhere Near Schools, Parks

What are they really for? CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


A piece of concrete fell and smashed Amanda Whittington's car.  (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Woman’s Car Smashed After Concrete Falls From Expressway

Big chunks of concrete keep falling from state bridges.


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2 Investigators: Rechargeable Battery Packs Could Store Hidden Danger

2 Investigator Pam Zekman got a tip about an exploding rechargeable battery pack that she just had to check out.


Crews remove pedestrian shelters at O'Hare on Thursday. (CBS)

Crews Clear O’Hare Of Poorly Maintained Shelters, After Woman’s Serious Injury

Last week, CBS 2’s Dave Savini told you about a young woman left paralyzed when a pedestrian shelter fell on top of her. The city took action Thursday that will help protect others.



2 Investigators: Rusted O’Hare Shelters Remain, After Accident That Paralyzed Woman

The structures were missing what could be critical hardware to help secure these massive shelters. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


Gary Grosskopf, the Oswego Township Road Commissioner (CBS)

2 Investigators: Oswego Road Official Silent On Questions Over Work From Florida

Oswego township commissioners say legally they can do nothing to stop the conduct of the highway commissioner because they are all elected officials, but, unofficially, we’ve learned he’s promised to change his ways.


Parking Ticket

2 Investigators: Cash-Strapped City Reaching Back To Decades-Old Parking Tickets

Just how desperate is Chicago for money? CBS 2’s Dave Savini shows one technique the city is using.


Glass from a shattered oven door. (Credit: CBS)

Exploding Oven Glass Bigger Problem Than Previously Thought

Now a national watchdog advocacy group called the The Safety Institute revealed new stats going back four years that show 337 complaints involving Kenmore oven glass doors exploding. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


Richard Poethig and his wife, Eunice, had their credit card account compromised through a telephone scam. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Fraudsters Can Steal Your Phone Number — And More — Through ‘Porting’

Legitimately used, it’s a convenient way to transfer your old phone number to a new phone and carrier or home. Illegitimately, it’s being used by identity thieves. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.