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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.

Prescription drug cabinet (CBS)

2 Investigators, BGA: Drugs Disappearing From Stroger Hospital

Are missing prescription drugs from Cook County Stroger Hospital supplying illegal street sales of painkillers and other narcotics? CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

08/26/2013

Anna DiDonna. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Motorcycle Accident Leaves Woman With Injuries, Big Bill

Anna DiDonna says the sticker shock was the result of something police did, so she called CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini for help.

08/19/2013

This home in Cook County was wrongly listed as "vacant," which underestimated its value for property taxes. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Some Properties Still Mislabeled As ‘Vacant’ On Tax Rolls

CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports on problems that persist within the Cook County Assessor’s Office.

08/01/2013

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2 Investigators: How Safe Is The Sand At Chicago Beaches?

Every summer we hear about bacteria like E. coli in the lake water which leads to swimming bans at some beaches, but what about the sand. The CBS 2 Investigators checked out what effect does the bacteria have on the beach.

07/24/2013

Pizza is served at the Brain Food restaurant court. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Tourist Spots Fail Food Inspections

You would think that some of the busiest restaurants in the city — those located in tourist destinations — would be some of the safest. CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

07/18/2013

A suburban man was able to order heroin online. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Addict On Home Confinement Able To Order Heroin Online

A mother trying to keep her son away from drugs discovered that heroin was being delivered right to her suburban home via the Internet. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

07/15/2013

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2 Investigators: Estimates Charging Chicagoans For Water They Don’t Use

Hundreds of thousands of Chicago homeowners are paying for water they don’t use. That’s because they don’t have water meters installed in their homes. Their water usage is estimated and as Pam Zekman reports, those estimates appear to be way off.

CBS 2–07/10/2013

Some advocates say hospitals will double-bill you if you're not careful. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Are Hospitals Double-Billing Some Patients?

Depending on how good or bad your insurance is — or if you have no insurance at all — you may get stuck paying excessive or duplicate charges and not even know it. CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

06/13/2013

Galindo Dental Laboratory. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Unlicensed Dental Work Costs Family Money, Tooth

A trip to the dentist was disastrous for one local family. After losing money and a tooth, They went on a mission to expose what they call a sham operation. CBS 2′s Dave Savini has our original report.

06/11/2013

The Berryhill Shafala family. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Late Fees On Water Bill Could Force Family From Home

Thousands of dollars in fees on a water bill may force a family to become homeless. The desperate parents say their village is charging excessive fees, more than many other municipalities. CBS 2′s Dave Savini has been looking into their plight and has this original report.

06/05/2013

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

BGA, 2 Investigators: County Treasurer Holds Wedding In Her Office During Business Hours

Is she a wedding planner now? We’re talking about Cook County treasurer Maria Pappas.

05/30/2013

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

BGA, 2 Investigators: Ambulance Breakdowns Could Prove Deadly

It could have been a matter of life or death last month when a city ambulance broke down while rushing a gunshot victim to a hospital for emergency care. How could that happen? Pam Zekman and the Better Government Association investigate.

05/22/2013

Former West Aurora High School band director Steve Orland has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing two students. (Credit: Kane County Sheriff's Office)

No Charges For West Aurora School Officials In Probe Of Sex Abuse Case

McMahon said people can agree or disagree with his decision not to file charges, but he stands by it as the right thing to do. He said there was no evidence of a coverup, and that the problem was more one of ignorance of the state’s reporting law than anything else.

WBBM Newsradio–05/22/2013

Police Camera

2 Investigators: Police Cameras Help Solve Crimes — When They Work

CBS 2′s Dave Savini investigates the cameras and videos monitored by Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

05/16/2013

A plastic gun. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Can 3D Printers Be Used To Make Untraceable Plastic Guns?

Imagine a gun that can’t be traced and can pass right through security without being detected. A Texas man announced last week that he’d made one using something called a 3D printer.

05/15/2013

The 2 Investigators analyzed 2 1/2 years' worth of CTA crime bulletins. (CTA)

2 Investigators: CTA Keeps Crime Bulletins Under Wraps

The 2 Investigators reviewed hundreds of CTA security bulletins from the last 2 ½ years. CBS 2′s Dave Savini reports.

05/13/2013

A tow truck in action. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Cop Convicted For Extorting Tow Truck Drivers

A Chicago Police officer who allegedly sought and received extortion payments from tow truck drivers for steering vehicle tows from accident scenes was convicted on Friday as part of the FBI’s Operation Tow Scam corruption probe.

05/10/2013

Light sculptures along Congress Parkway cost the city $3.4 million. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Light Sculptures Cost Chicago Taxpayers Millions

Chicago is synonymous with classic architecture, and public art projects like the Picasso and the so-called “Bean” at Millennium Park. Now there’s a newly unveiled light sculpture project in the South Loop. We asked 2- investigator Pam Zekman to check out how much it cost. And who is paying for it?

05/08/2013

One Chicago-area grocer was selling meat past the "sell-by" date on packages. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Meat Kept On Shelf Past ‘Sell-By’ Dates

The meat products were sold at Cermak Fresh Market in Naperville, after the sell-by dates had expired. Store officials concede several pieces the 2 Investigators were able to buy should have been thrown out.

05/02/2013

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

2 Investigators: State Police Retirees Draw Six-Figure Pensions

Retire at 50 and collect more than $100,000 a year – that’s the plan for a special group of state workers. CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

04/29/2013