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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: 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

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

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

A power sub station. (Credit: CBS)

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

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2 Investigators: Family Questions Investigation Into Near-Fatal Shooting With Cop’s Gun

Did Michael LaPorta Jr. try to commit suicide — or did somebody else pull the trigger with an officer’s gun? More than four years later, his family is waiting for answers, CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

09/29/2014

A Chicago couple was put on notice by the city's Building Department that their historic home isn't fit for living. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Couple Says City Won’t Let Them Tear Down Condemned Home

David and Sanaa McClain say the Landmarks Commission has blocked their efforts to raze a ramshackle, mold-infested house. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman investigates.

09/26/2014

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Blackhawks Fan Suffers Brain Damage After Being Hit By Puck: Suit

Chip Green suffered a severe head injury when he was struck by a puck during a playoff game. He wants the NHL to make safety changes, CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

09/25/2014

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2 Investigators: Spa Customers Claim They Were Assaulted On Massage Table

A massage is supposed to be a calm, soothing experience, but that’s not what several Chicago patrons say they received when they went to local Massage Envy locations.

09/24/2014

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2 Investigators: China Floods U.S. With Near-Perfect Fake Driver’s Licenses

2 Investigator Dave Savini reports these bogus licenses are being sold online and could pose a risk to homeland security.

09/22/2014

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