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Pam Zekman, Dave Savini and Brad Edwards: 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, Pam Zekman or Brad Edwards directly.

Bus Shelter Accident Victim: ‘Everything Went Numb’

In 2015, Tierney Darden’s spinal cord was crushed when a 700-pound shelter fell on her. A jury is determining how much the city must pay her.


City Offering $22M To Woman Paralyzed At O’Hare; Attorneys Seek $150M

Tierney Darden was taking cover from a severe storm outside O’Hare in Aug. 2015, when a 700-pound pedestrian shelter crashed on top of her.


Trial To Begin For Paralyzed Woman’s Negligence Suit After O’Hare Shelter Fell On Her

Tierney Darden was seeking shelter from a storm at O’Hare when a structure meant to protect her fell on top of her, severing her spinal cord


2 Investigators: Dr. Rudd’s Surprising Legal Ally

The election lawyer who brought about the political downfall of the former Lake County coroner has signed on as a defense attorney in his criminal trial. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Residents Give City Panel Earful About Toxic-Smelling Windows

2 Investigator Pam Zekman was there as homeowners confronted a city airport noise commission.


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2 Investigators: Beware Of Alternative Electricity Pitches

A warning: watch out for calls offering you a new rate on your electricity.


2 Investigators: Tollway, Railroad Create Flood Repeats For Home Owner

When heavy rain is in the forecast, Joe Russo of Willow Springs is in a battle against the clock.


2 Investigators: Toxic-Smelling Windows Draw Attention Of Aldermen

It was a multi-million dollar project, but are sound-proof windows installed around Midway Airport making people sick?


2 Investigators: Chronic Offender Escapes Sex Conviction, Under Judge’s Ruling

Cornell McWilliams, who has been arrested dozens of times, attacked a woman outside a gas station late last year. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards talks with the victim.


2 Investigators: Lyons Man Forced To Become Rat Trapper

Joe Melone of Lyons has been using heavy-duty cage traps and pizza to snare the well-fed, destructive rats. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


2 Investigators: Soundproofed, With Smell Of ‘Burning Plastic’

The city of Chicago says they’ll replace the windows, but they want something in return from Southwest Side residents. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


2 Investigators: Inspectors Missed Major Condo Defects, Suit Says

With Chicago in the midst of a residential construction boom, this is a cautionary tale for anyone in the market to buy. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


2 Investigators: Mysterious Power Bill Spikes

Imagine seeing your personal electric bills go from $50 a month to well over $200, but you’re using the same amount of power. It’s happened to some Chicagoans.


2 Investigators: Gasoline Smell Persists After Tank Leak In Bridgeport

It began in December 2016 when a leak was discovered in an underground fuel storage tank at a gas station near 31st and Union.


2 Investigators: More Evidence Of A Bad Parking Meter Deal

Chicago’s controversial parking meter deal has cost the city and taxpayers $41 million so far – and counting.


2 Investigators: Cops Stockpiled Luxury Equipment

The feds said the village of Willow Springs misspent drug-asset forfeiture money. The new mayor agrees. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


2 Investigators: Rent-To-Own Nightmare

“Land contracts” are now coming under fire as being predatory toward low-income people. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


2 Investigators: Theft By ‘Business Email Compromise’

Overseas crooks convince U.S. businesses to wire money to them. How do they do it? CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


2 Investigators: Credit ‘Repairer’ Is Convicted Felon

Michelle Marshall says she hired Desiree Hawkins-Davis to help improve her credit score. It didn’t happen. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


2 Investigators: Samsung Microwave Catches Fire

That happened to one Chicago area family. Is there a wider problem with this model? CBS 2’s Dave Savini investigates.


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