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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.

2 Investigators: Ailing Senior Tricked In Mortgage Modification Scam

The con artists find their targets by trolling public real estate web sites to see who’s behind on their mortgage or facing foreclosure. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


2 Investigators: Warranty May Have Expired On Toxic-Smelling Windows

Some residents having problems with their soundproofing windows — specifically, a burning smell — say they’re getting the runaround from the Chicago Department of Aviation. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


Aldermen Angry When Aviation Boss Misses Hearing On Toxic-Smelling Windows

Ginger Evans sent a deputy as a city panel discussed soundproof windows that have become a problem for some residents around Midway. Aldermen were not pleased. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


Jury Awards Record $148M To Woman Paralyzed At O’Hare

A Cook County jury has awarded $148 million to a Chicago area woman paralyzed after an O’Hare Airport bus shelter fell on her in 2015.


2 Investigators: Window Maker Baffled By Toxic Smells

The owner of a company that made millions making sound-resistant windows for homes around Chicago’s airports is answering his critics. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


2 Investigators: Small Fine For Massive Towing Overcharge

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards has this follow-up report about a Chicago area towing company that charged $37,000 to dislodge a semi-truck from an underpass.


2 Investigators: More Unexplained Spikes In ComEd Bills

It goes like this: Some customers see incredible spikes in their power bills; ComEd inspects their electric meter; the spikes disappear, with ComEd saying there was nothing wrong. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


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.


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