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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.

Gary Grosskopf, the Oswego Township Road Commissioner (CBS)

2 Investigators: Suburban Road Commissioner Who Worked By Phone From Florida Apologizes

Oswego Township Road Commissioner Gary Grosskopf issued a written statement today defending his 26 year record on the job, but also apologizing for the negative perception of all of his Florida trips.


Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

2 Investigators, BGA: Should Suburban Road Commissioner Who Worked From Florida Give Salary Back?

Should a suburban road commissioner pay a chunk of his salary back to taxpayers?


Snow blankets Chicago on Sunday, amid a blizzard that dropped more than 19 inches on the city by early Monday morning. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Oswego Township Road Official Oversaw Snow Removal — From Florida

Critics argue Gary Grosskopf, an elected official who draws nearly $100,000 in pay, is phoning it in, CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


An ISIS terrorist handbook. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: ISIS Manual A Roadmap For Homegrown Terrorists

Homeland Security has launched an investigation into the document CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini exposes in this Original Report.


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2 Investigators: Spot Inspections At The Taste Of Chicago

In this follow-up report, CBS 2’s Pam Zekman and a health expert hit some of the food booths at this year’s event.


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

2 Investigators: Glass Oven Doors Shattering Without Warning

So, why is this happening? CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini has some answers in this Original Report.


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2 Investigators: Some Taste Of Chicago Vendors Violated Health Standards

CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman looked into the health inspection records of the restaurants featured at next week’s massive event and found that some have failed up to three health inspections in the past two years.


Dabiq, a magazine created by ISIS. (Credit; CBS)

2 Investigators: ISIS Finding Innovative Ways To Find New Recruits

How is it doing this and why? CBS 2’s Dave Savini this original report.


Pam Zekman confronts a former CPS teacher accused of having inappropriate contact with a student. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Predatory Teachers Slip Through The Cracks

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports offenders may lose their city job but still keep their state teaching license because of a regulatory breakdown.


Crumb rubber samples (CBS)

2 Investigators: New Research Raises Safety Concerns About Crumb Rubber

The tiny rubber pellets, used sometimes in athletic fields, often contain cancer-causing chemicals. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


Hail 3

Scam Artists Follow Hail Storms, Authorities Warn

The key here is for homeowners not to let contractors take advantage of them at a time when they may be vulnerable. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.



2 investigators: Scammers Utilizing Medical Records To Fool Victims

It starts when you get a call from someone who knows all about your medical records and what medications you take.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.