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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.

Artificial turf using crumb rubber could pose a cancer risk. (Credit: CBS0

2 Investigators: Crumb Rubber Turf Could Pose Cancer Risk

CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini did some testing of the turf being used by kids, teens and adults, and has the results in this Original Report.

02/11/2015

John Wayne Gacy's clown suits on display at the National Crime Museum in Washington D.C. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Were John Wayne Gacy Clown Suits Stolen From Evidence Room?

CBS 2’s Dave Savini, in this Original Report, uncovered evidence those clown suits ended up on the market.

02/10/2015

: First graders get their lunch in the cafeteria during lunch October 15, 2002 at North Hampton School in North Hampton, New Hampshire. North Hampton School has students from K through 8 and offer a balanced lunch menu everyday, some days even Dominoes Pizza is even served. (Photo by Debbi Morello/Getty Images)

2 Investigators: More Failed Food Inspections At Schools

Even though there is improvement, some schools are still not making the grade. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

02/09/2015

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2 Investigators: Man’s ID Stolen After Target Pays For Credit Monitoring

After the Target breach, 3 million customers signed up for ID theft protection services Target offered from ProtectMyID. John Walters was one of them. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

01/30/2015

Veteran Karl Moess (CBS)

2 Investigators: VA Tells Live Claimant He’s Dead

The problem is, veteran Karl Moess is very much alive, CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

01/29/2015

Departing Plane (Credit, Randy Yagi)

2 Investigators: Cargo Pilots Say Disaster Imminent Without Stricter Controls On Fatigue

They say they need the same protections limiting the hours they fly that currently apply to passenger pilots. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.

01/19/2015

Alex Cipolla shows the damage done to her car by a city tow truck. (CBS)

2 Investigators: City Tow Truck Damages Car, Leaves Scene

Alex Cipolla says she called 3-1-1, 9-1-1 and the Department of Streets and Sanitation, but no action was taken until CBS 2 got involved.

01/15/2015

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2 Investigators: Chimney Cleaner Racks Up Complaints

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports if you hire the wrong company to check out your chimney you could be playing with fire.

01/09/2015

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2 Investigators: Woman’s Driveway Crumbles After Construction Work Next Door

Construction of one home causes destruction at a neighboring home. The damage inflicted months ago has yet to be fixed.

01/06/2015

Chicago Police officer Katrina Grey (CBS)

2 Investigators: Cop Faces Shoplifting Charges

Katrina Grey is a 14-year veteran of the police department and makes $80,000 a year. Now, she’s on paid medical leave pending the outcome of her court case, CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

12/15/2014

Surveillance video captured three women breaking into Abbonte's apartment. (Credit: John Abbonte)

2 Investigators: Burglary Victim Says Cops Ignoring Surveillance Video After Gun Stolen

A loaded gun was stolen from a Chicago apartment and the suspects caught on surveillance camera. The gun’s owner says he tried to get Chicago Police to investigate, but could not.

12/10/2014

Stray voltage at a city utility pole. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Stray Electricity Poses Hidden Danger

In this Original Report, CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini explains the danger you will not know about, until it is too late.

11/25/2014

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2 Investigators: Smartphone App Makes Copy Of Keys

There’s a new app that could make it easier for someone to break into your house. The only thing a crook needs is a camera phone and a credit card.

11/25/2014

Zekman Valet Drivers

2 Investigators: City Cracks Down On Valet Parking Violations

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman went along recently as city investigators made surprise inspections of valet operations at restaurants and other venues.

11/24/2014

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2 Investigators: Dump Thrived For Years Along DuPage River

Now, authorities are going after a land owner and looking into why action wasn’t taken sooner. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

11/20/2014

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

2 Investigators, BGA: ‘Prince Of Pensions’ On Rauner Transition Team

Bruce Rauner campaigned on the promise of government reform and fixing Illinois’ pension system, but CBS 2 and the BGA found that Rauner appointed Glenn Poshard, a 1998 candidate for governor, to his transition team, even though Poshard’s government pensions are among the highest in Illinois.

11/18/2014

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2 Investigators: How Burglars Operate To Steal From Your Home

The busy season for home burglaries is now. While people ship presents and travel for the holidays, burglaries spike.

11/11/2014

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2 Investigators: In Cook County, The Dead Get Tax Exemptions

The assessor’s office is chasing down living property owners who are wrongly claiming breaks on property taxes by using identities of the deceased. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

11/07/2014

Dmitry Smirnov (Oak Brook Police Dept.)

2 Investigators: Video Confession Provides Insight Into Mind Of Stalker

An online-gaming friendship turned into a real life obsession and murder. A local woman was stalked and killed by a Canadian man and his stunning confession was obtained by our CBS 2 Investigators.

11/05/2014

A former committee woman says election judges were told to vote Republican. (Credit: CBS)

Former Republican Committeemen Claim Election Judges Coerced Into Voting GOP

A former Republican committee woman tells 2 Investigator Pam Zekman that she was removed for objecting to the tactic.

11/05/2014