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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.

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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.

04/13/2016

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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.

03/30/2016

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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.

03/28/2016

Singer Adele performs on stage at The O2 Arena on March 15, 2016 in London, England. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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.

03/21/2016

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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.

03/16/2016

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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.

03/09/2016

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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.

03/08/2016

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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.

03/08/2016

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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.

02/29/2016

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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.

02/25/2016

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2 Investigators: Inmates Eating Pieces Of Jail, Costing Taxpayers Millions

One Cook County prisoner has had 20 surgeries. Why are he and others purposefully ingesting the items? CBS 2’s Dave Savini talks with Sheriff Tom Dart.

02/22/2016

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2 Investigators: Police Reopen Investigation Into Shooting At Cop’s Home

After six years of speech and physical therapy, shooting victim Michael LaPorta is ready to talk with police. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

02/19/2016

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2 Investigators: Does Chicago Tap Water Have A Lead Problem?

Federal officials say testing standards are about to be strengthened. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

02/18/2016

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2 Investigators: Pharmacy Workers Selling Prescription Drugs On The Street

More than 40 people a day die from prescription drug overdoses and now officials say a growing source of the drugs they abuse are pharmacy workers who have access to all kinds of drugs.

02/17/2016

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2 investigators: Smokers Get Burned From Exploding E-Cigarettes

2-Investigator Pam Zekman looks into this troubling trend.

02/16/2016

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2 Investigators: How The CPS Pensions Turned Into A Budget Mess

CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman traced the origin of those pensions back to mistakes in negotiations decades ago in this Original Report.

02/14/2016

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2 Investigators: Cop In Jail Video Had Prior Record

CBS 2’s Dave Savini tries to talk with some of the police officials who were there when Philip Coleman was stunned repeatedly and dragged in a lockup.

02/12/2016

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2 Investigators: Con Artists Trick Grandma Into Buying $10,000 In iTunes Cards

A caller told 79-year-old Pauline Hunt her grandson was in jail and needed bail money. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports on a new twist to an old scam.

02/11/2016

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2 Investigators: Indiana Man Gets Pass After Shooting, Burning Three Dogs

Police officials in DeMotte, Ind. say their hands are tied, even though a resident admits to shooting and burning a neighbor’s dogs. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

02/04/2016

Richard Skibicki recovers from bullet wounds. (photo courtesy Lance Northcutt)

2 Investigators: Chicago Cop Shoots Teen During Curfew Confrontation

Chicago police claim the teen swung a board. Richard Skibicki disagrees and tells his story to CBS 2’s Dave Savini.

01/22/2016

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