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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.

U.S. customs agent Brian Bell shows some mailed drugs confiscated at O'Hare Airport. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Feds Target Dangerous Sedative Attracting Teens

Etizolam is considered a research drug. The way it is manufactured keeps it off the list of drugs illegal to sell, even though it can be dangerous. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

09/18/2014

Edward Holda  says he was stuck sitting to this service animal during a flight, even though he warned airline officials he was allergic. (Ed Holda)

2 Investigators: Pets, Allergic Humans Don’t Mix On Airliners

Bad reactions to dogs and other pets on planes can be severe. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

09/15/2014

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

2 Investigators, BGA: Lynwood Police Investigate Brutality Claims

2 Investigator Pam Zekman and the Better Government Association have been working for a year to get videotape of the alleged incident.

09/11/2014

Social Security checks at a U.S. Treasury printing facility (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

2 Investigators: Millions In Social Security Payments Stolen

(CBS) — Thousands of Social Security beneficiaries have become victims of identity thieves who have hacked into their accounts and stolen millions of dollars in desperately needed benefits. 69-year-old Carole Folkes is one of them. [...]

08/27/2014

A new drug-inhalation trend, "dabbing," has worried authorities. (CBS)

2 Investigators: ‘Dabbing’ Latest Drug Threat To Young People

CBS 2’s Dave Savini warns people about the latest drug trend, which has been described as the free-basing of marijuana.

08/25/2014

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2 Investigators, BGA: Seized Gun Went Missing At Dolton Police Department

You’ll be surprised what 2 Investigator Pam Zekman and the Better Government Association discovered.

08/18/2014

Bikes! They're yours for the taking (please don't take them). (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

2 Investigators: Bike Theft Victims Band Together Online

CBS 2’s Dave Savini has been investigating and talking to one frustrated bike rider after another who are taking to the internet to find help.

08/13/2014

Trucks. (Credit: CBS)

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

Mailbox

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

Gregory Garibay (Credit: CBS)

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

Home Repair

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