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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.

A speed camera system in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Some Profitable Speed Cameras Are Nowhere Near Schools, Parks

What are they really for? CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


A piece of concrete fell and smashed Amanda Whittington's car.  (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Woman’s Car Smashed After Concrete Falls From Expressway

Big chunks of concrete keep falling from state bridges.


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2 Investigators: Rechargeable Battery Packs Could Store Hidden Danger

2 Investigator Pam Zekman got a tip about an exploding rechargeable battery pack that she just had to check out.


Crews remove pedestrian shelters at O'Hare on Thursday. (CBS)

Crews Clear O’Hare Of Poorly Maintained Shelters, After Woman’s Serious Injury

Last week, CBS 2’s Dave Savini told you about a young woman left paralyzed when a pedestrian shelter fell on top of her. The city took action Thursday that will help protect others.



2 Investigators: Rusted O’Hare Shelters Remain, After Accident That Paralyzed Woman

The structures were missing what could be critical hardware to help secure these massive shelters. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


Gary Grosskopf, the Oswego Township Road Commissioner (CBS)

2 Investigators: Oswego Road Official Silent On Questions Over Work From Florida

Oswego township commissioners say legally they can do nothing to stop the conduct of the highway commissioner because they are all elected officials, but, unofficially, we’ve learned he’s promised to change his ways.


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2 Investigators: Cash-Strapped City Reaching Back To Decades-Old Parking Tickets

Just how desperate is Chicago for money? CBS 2’s Dave Savini shows one technique the city is using.


Glass from a shattered oven door. (Credit: CBS)

Exploding Oven Glass Bigger Problem Than Previously Thought

Now a national watchdog advocacy group called the The Safety Institute revealed new stats going back four years that show 337 complaints involving Kenmore oven glass doors exploding. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


Richard Poethig and his wife, Eunice, had their credit card account compromised through a telephone scam. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Fraudsters Can Steal Your Phone Number — And More — Through ‘Porting’

Legitimately used, it’s a convenient way to transfer your old phone number to a new phone and carrier or home. Illegitimately, it’s being used by identity thieves. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


Groupon Hotel Room (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Booker Beware: Many Online Hotel Sites Are A Scam

Travelers looking to book a hotel are being advised to use caution as many travel websites that appear legitimate are being run by scammers.


Clown At Rosehill Cemetery

2 Investigators: Creepy Clown Trespasses At Chicago Cemetery, In Dead Of Night

One Chicago couple’s unnerving encounter may not be an isolated incident. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


Gary Grosskopf, the Oswego Township Road Commissioner (CBS)

2 Investigators: Suburban Road Commissioner Who Worked By Phone From Florida Apologizes

Oswego Township Road Commissioner Gary Grosskopf issued a written statement today defending his 26 year record on the job, but also apologizing for the negative perception of all of his Florida trips.


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2 Investigators, BGA: Should Suburban Road Commissioner Who Worked From Florida Give Salary Back?

Should a suburban road commissioner pay a chunk of his salary back to taxpayers?


Snow blankets Chicago on Sunday, amid a blizzard that dropped more than 19 inches on the city by early Monday morning. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Oswego Township Road Official Oversaw Snow Removal — From Florida

Critics argue Gary Grosskopf, an elected official who draws nearly $100,000 in pay, is phoning it in, CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


An ISIS terrorist handbook. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: ISIS Manual A Roadmap For Homegrown Terrorists

Homeland Security has launched an investigation into the document CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini exposes in this Original Report.


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2 Investigators: Spot Inspections At The Taste Of Chicago

In this follow-up report, CBS 2’s Pam Zekman and a health expert hit some of the food booths at this year’s event.


Glass from a shattered oven door. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Glass Oven Doors Shattering Without Warning

So, why is this happening? CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini has some answers in this Original Report.


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2 Investigators: Some Taste Of Chicago Vendors Violated Health Standards

CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman looked into the health inspection records of the restaurants featured at next week’s massive event and found that some have failed up to three health inspections in the past two years.


Dabiq, a magazine created by ISIS. (Credit; CBS)

2 Investigators: ISIS Finding Innovative Ways To Find New Recruits

How is it doing this and why? CBS 2’s Dave Savini this original report.


Pam Zekman confronts a former CPS teacher accused of having inappropriate contact with a student. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Predatory Teachers Slip Through The Cracks

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports offenders may lose their city job but still keep their state teaching license because of a regulatory breakdown.


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