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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.

City Hall

2 Investigators: Does The City Council’s Inspector General Lack Real Power?

The man hired to police aldermen says a legal loophole is frustrating his ability to do his job. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

06/16/2014

Joseph Berrios

2 Investigators: Assessor Going After Tax Cheats Under New Law

It took two years for the Assessor Joseph Berrios to get new laws he needed for this action — an effort that began after a 2 Investigators report in 2011 on one of the biggest violators. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

06/09/2014

An accident involving a truck and a bus carrying special-needs adults. (Credit: Chicago Fire Media)

Truck Driver Says He Did Everything He Could To Prevent Dan Ryan Accident

Kenneth Dunn, was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, unsafe equipment and spilling a load of paper across the highway.

06/04/2014

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2 Investigators, BGA: Superintendent Salaries Costing Taxpayers

Most people would agree that a child’s education is priceless, but how much is too much to pay school superintendents?

05/20/2014

An example of an "International Driver's License." (CBS)

2 Investigators: Some Motorists Buying Bogus Driver’s Licenses Online

They’re known as International Driver’s Licenses — and they’re completely invalid. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

05/19/2014

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2 Investigators: Cops Used TASER Several Times On Mentally Ill Man, Family Says

A call to Chicago police for help with a mentally ill man led to an arrest, a TASER being repeatedly deployed and an outraged family. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

05/16/2014

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2 Investigators: Kids Used To Sell Candy For Fake Charities

Young children are being sent to unfamiliar neighborhoods sell candy door-to-door in the name of charity. CBS 2’s Dave Savini has been investigating these operations and found, in some cases, criminals claim to have charities and use children to peddle their goods.

05/13/2014

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2 Investigators: Alternative Power Suppliers May Not Be Cheaper

As 2 Investigator Pam Zekman found out, you need to be careful before you sign on with a company to replace your area utility.

05/09/2014

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2 Investigators: Some Trucking Firms On Federal Watch List For Safety Violations

The issue is fatigued driving: truckers who violate federal regulations that limit the hours they can stay on the road without a break. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

05/08/2014

Cartons of mail ready to be sorted sit on a shelf at the U.S. Post Office sort center. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2 Investigators: Complaints Growing Over Undelivered Mail

Regular mail delivery is taken for granted by most people, but now there’s been a growing chorus of complaints from residential neighborhoods across the city to businesses in the Loop.

05/07/2014

Metra Air Quality

2 Investigators: What Passengers Are Breathing On Metra Train Cars

CBS 2’s Dave Savini launched an investigation to find out what passengers are being exposed to.

CBS 2–05/01/2014

Edward Downes  says he suffered a stroke after taking Androgel. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Low-T Drugs Could Have Dangerous Side Effects

It’s a billion dollar a year business. Millions of men are taking testosterone drugs many to help increase energy, libido and muscle mass.

04/29/2014

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2 Investigators: Injured Fans File Lawsuits Against Major Concert Promoter

They just wanted to see their favorite performers in concert, but ended up in the hospital instead. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports on lawsuits filed against Live Nation.

04/10/2014

A Chicago ambulance (CBS)

2 Investigators: Union Agreement Calls For More Ambulances, Paramedics

Following a 2 Investigators and Better Government Association report about a shortage of ambulances, big changes are coming.

04/09/2014

TSA officers found two military-grade shells in the bags of two minors returning to the U.S. from London on Monday. (Credit: Transportation Security Administration)

WWI Artillery Shells Found In Teens’ Luggage At O’Hare

The Transportation Security Administration says the bags belonged to a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old who were returning from a school field trip to Europe.

04/08/2014

Carol Ellis. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Woman Mistakenly Declared Dead Instead Of Daughter

Every month, as many as 800 people are incorrectly listed as deceased by the Social Security Administration. It’s a problem the 2-Investigators first highlighted earlier this year and now Pam Zekman finds other victims of this bureaucratic mistake, who were devastated by the aftermath of the gaffe.

04/02/2014

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Aldermen Call For Investigation Into Apparent Ambulance Shortage

A CBS 2 and Better Government Association investigation is getting results as alderman are calling for an investigation and hearings into potentially life threatening ambulance shortages in the city of Chicago.

04/02/2014

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2 Investigators: Dried Poppy Pods Sale Lands Chicago-Area Man In Legal Trouble

Baking with poppy seeds and using the pods in flower arrangements are both common but few people know that growing a certain kind of poppy plant or possessing them is illegal in the United States. CBS 2-Investigators talked to a West Chicago man who found out the hard way.

04/01/2014

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2 Investigators, BGA: Ambulance Response Times Getting Worse As Memo Aims To Quiet Dispatchers

The CBS 2 Investigators and the Better Government Association have been warning about an apparent shortage of Chicago ambulances and paramedics. The result, dangerous delays for patients needing emergency care.

03/25/2014

Blue Cross Blue Shield

2 Investigators: Transition To Affordable Care Act Rough For Some Blue Cross Customers

CBS 2’s Dave Savini talked with a number of Chicagoans who are caught in insurance limbo –- and to Illinois’ biggest insurer, which says it is working hard to fix some problems.

03/13/2014