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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.

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2 Investigators: City Drops Ball On Homeowner’s Lead Test Result

Is there lead in your our drinking water? There’s good reason for concern.


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2 Investigators: Backers Of Crowdfunded Cooler Left Out In Cold

Pam Zekman reports when a crowdfunding site is involved, it’s a classic case of buyer beware.


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2 Investigators: Couple Pays $1,500 In Hopes Of Tapping $75,000 ‘Grant’

You know where this is going: There was no grant. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


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2 Investigators: Pageant Organizer Accused Of Pocketing Charity Money

Derrick Lee collected money in the name of a children’s hospital. What happened to the proceeds? CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


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2 Investigators: Chicago Firefighter Accused Of Profiting Off Of Fire Victims

He’s a Chicago firefighter and public servant, someone of trust. However questions are being raised about his side job for a company that does fire repairs.


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2 Investigators: Hackers Using ‘Ransomware’ To Hold Computers Hostage

The 2 Investigators reveal it’s almost impossible to stop these modern-day cyber-pirates.



2 Investigators: Beware Puppy Sales Over The Internet

If you don’t see the dog with your own eyes, in person, it may not exist. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


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2 Investigators: Pastor Says Chicago Cops Beat Her During Road Rage Incident

Catherine Brown claims Chicago police officers rammed her car and roughed her up, endangering her children. CBS 2’s Dave Savini looks at dashcam video.


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2 Investigators: Deaths Related To Powerful Drug Fentanyl On The Rise In DuPage County

It started as a painkiller for cancer patients. Now, it’s a street drug being manufactured in illegal pill labs by drug cartels and it is killing users.


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2 Investigators: Family Of Philip Coleman Wants Culture Change In Chicago Police Department

It’s not the money the family of Philip Coleman wanted. What they wanted is a change in the behavior of police officers and they want the ones involved in his death to be prosecuted.


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City Council Approves Settlement For Family Of Philip Coleman

Another multi-million-dollar payout for police misconduct approved by city council today, this time for the 2012 death of Philip Coleman.


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2 Investigators: Private Clubs With Ties To CPS Used School Facilities For Free

CBS 2’s Dave Savini investigates private companies with CPS connections using school space and not paying cash.



2 Investigators: Cook County Police Accused Of Demanding Guns For Detainee

Did Cook County police strong-arm a Chicago mother to buy guns on the street before they’d release her daughter in a drug case? CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


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2 Investigators: Woman Shells Out $400 For Adele Tickets, But They’re Fake

People taken by concert ticket counterfeiters are unwittingly financing organized crime operations. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


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2 Investigators: Woman Has Miscarriage After Being Tased By Chicago Cop

CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini investigates the officer’s troubled past.


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Garry McCarthy Makes First Public Comments Since Firing In Wake Of Laquan McDonald Shooting

McCarthy gave his view of the aftermath to a group of Harvard students.


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2 Investigators/BGA: Cook County Retailers Rack Up Fines But Keep Selling Bootleg Cigarettes

A CBS 2 and Better Government Association investigation found that Cook County has failed to collect up to $20 million in fines for the tax violations.


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2 Investigators: Police Interview Former Student Of Ex-CPS Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault

A former student of a long-time Chicago Public School teacher is speaking publicly for the first time about how he was sexually exploited for years.



2 Investigators: The Dangers Of ‘Keyless’ Cars

At least 18 related deaths have been reported nationwide, and hundreds of near-misses, due to keyless ignition mistakes: vehicles accidentally left running and filling homes with deadly fumes. CBS 2′ Dave Savini reports.



2 Investigators: How Police Are Preparing For Attacks At Houses Of Worship

CBS 2’s Dave Savini talks with religious leaders and law enforcement representatives about what they are doing to protect congregants.


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