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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: County Spends $2 Million On Paid-Parking System, Then Rips It Up

It may have been a well-intended idea: charging workers and visitors to park in lots at six suburban courthouses. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

05/29/2015

Metra commuters have to deal with slippery floors because of leaks at Chicago's train stations. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Rail-Station Ruins Put Commuters At Risk

Passengers must navigate leaks and slippery floors at Chicago’s passenger rail stations. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

05/18/2015

Tanker rail cars (CBS)

2 Investigators: Will Disaster Strike Before Rail-Car Upgrades?

The Chicagoland area is the No. 1 corridor in the nation for the transport of hazardous materials like crude oil, ethanol and other flammable chemicals. And that leaves a lot of people worrying about the worst-case scenario, CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

05/14/2015

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

2 Investigators, BGA: Pension-Collecting Cops Rehired By City One Day After Retirement

They retire as Chicago police officers and get rehired by the city, doubling up on two taxpayer subsidized paychecks.

05/12/2015

David Sroge (CBS)

2 Investigators: Name-Changing Contractor Focus Of Fraud Complaints

David Sroge is a repeat felon. His arrests include thefts and deception in both Illinois and Indiana, where, in 2012, he allegedly took nearly $9,000 from a senior citizen for work he did not do. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

05/11/2015

These are some of the items seized at Chicago airports. (CBS)

2 Investigators: The Crazy Things People Try To Get Past Airport Security

Everything from guns to martial-arts throwing stars to brass knuckles to corkscrews. CBS 2’s Dave Savini explains what authorities do with the items.

05/07/2015

The boy was mistakenly given a prescription for Haloperidol, an antipsychotic instead of his allergy medication.   (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Boy Almost Dies After Prescription Misfilled

Some pharmacy errors have been deadly and as CBS 2 Investigative Reporter Pam Zekman found out, regulatory oversight of pharmacy errors here in Illinois have been hampered by a court decision and legislative failures.

05/06/2015

Dave Savini pouring through a dumpster containing medical files with sensitive information. (Credit: CBS 2)

2 Investigators: Lisa Madigan Sues Medical Records Company After Files Found In Dumpster

CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini found the dumpster, alerted authorities and Tuesday, the Illinois Attorney General filed a lawsuit that could result in millions of dollars in fines.

05/05/2015

Catherine McCann had 57 maggots removed from her ear canal; her family is suing her former nursing home. (CBS)

Judge Orders Nursing Home To Pay Family Of Patient Who Had 57 Maggots Removed From Her Ear

The family of a nursing home patient who was so neglected maggots hatched in her ear has been awarded $250,000 in damages.

05/05/2015

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2 Investigators: Are They Real Rubies, Or Processed Gemstones?

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman takes ruby earrings to some gem experts to determine whether buyers are being misled.

05/01/2015

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2 Investigators: Object Left Inside Woman For Years After Surgery

She wants to know how this could happen and how it could go undiagnosed for years – leaving her in constant pain.

04/29/2015

Identity thieves got away with $5.8 billion in tax refunds last year by filing fraudulent tax returns, federal officials estimate. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Identity Thieves Stealing Billions With Fraudulent Tax Returns

The CBS 2 Investigators found efforts are being made, but much more needs to be done.

04/28/2015

The latest designer drug, Flakka. (CBS)

2 Investigators: New Designer Drug, ‘Flakka,’ Makes Users Lose Their Minds

Flakka is targeted to young people with its cheap high, which costs just $3 to $5. CBs 2’s Dave Savini reports.

04/23/2015

Cook County government offered resources to move a private agency known as CEDA. (CBS)

2 Investigators: County Rapped After Using Public Resources For Private Agency’s Move

The Cook County Independent Inspector General calls it a clear ethics violation. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

04/17/2015

An incense product that some young people are inhaling can have serious effects, officials warn. (CBS)

Feds File Charges In Wake Of Synthetic-Drug Death

(CBS) — Federal authorities are going after the owner of a Chicago-area smoke shop where synthetic drugs were sold. A local teen was killed after using drugs sold under the name iAroma, a form of […]

04/16/2015

A Megabus is towed away after a crash near Edinburgh, Indiana, on Monday. (Source: Twitter/CBS 4 Indy)

Latest Megabus Crash Raises Safety Concerns

CBS 2 Investigative Reporter Dave Savini looked at the company’s safety record with the U.S. Department of Transportation.

04/13/2015

The owners of eight condos in a Lincoln Park development  say the city was responsible for damage from a water leak. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Condo Owners Say City Responsible For Water Leak

It’s complicated. But if you’re a property owner you need to know something about the Chicago rules on “private drains” or you could get drained of thousands of dollars. Who pays to repair them?

04/08/2015

Mike and Dalya Horowitz (CBS)

2 Investigators: Couple Can No Longer Afford Insurance Premiums For Long-Term Care

Dalya and Mike Horowitz bought long term care insurance from Met Life 10 years ago. Rising premiums made it impossible to continue coverage, CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

04/03/2015

Laurie Rovell's Lexus after a cave-in at a suburban parking garage. (photo provided)

2 Investigators: Village Cracks Down On Garage After Roof Collapses

Operators of a parking facility near O’Hare Airport say they will take additional safety precautions after inquiries by CBS 2’s Dave Savini.

03/30/2015

A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed at a press conference about a new community prevention program for heroin overdoses in which New York police officers will carry kits of Naloxone, on May 27, 2014 in New York City. The New York Police Department is being provided 19,500 kits for officers; the program will begin after officers receive training. The Naloxone is administered nasally. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

2 Investigators: Why Aren’t More Cops Carrying Naloxone?

Every three days someone living in the suburbs dies from heroin. A medication that can reverse an overdose from heroin, and other opioids, is being carried by some first responders but not others.

03/25/2015