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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.

Alex Cipolla shows the damage done to her car by a city tow truck. (CBS)

2 Investigators: City Tow Truck Damages Car, Leaves Scene

Alex Cipolla says she called 3-1-1, 9-1-1 and the Department of Streets and Sanitation, but no action was taken until CBS 2 got involved.

01/15/2015

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2 Investigators: Chimney Cleaner Racks Up Complaints

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports if you hire the wrong company to check out your chimney you could be playing with fire.

01/09/2015

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2 Investigators: Woman’s Driveway Crumbles After Construction Work Next Door

Construction of one home causes destruction at a neighboring home. The damage inflicted months ago has yet to be fixed.

01/06/2015

Chicago Police officer Katrina Grey (CBS)

2 Investigators: Cop Faces Shoplifting Charges

Katrina Grey is a 14-year veteran of the police department and makes $80,000 a year. Now, she’s on paid medical leave pending the outcome of her court case, CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

12/15/2014

Surveillance video captured three women breaking into Abbonte's apartment. (Credit: John Abbonte)

2 Investigators: Burglary Victim Says Cops Ignoring Surveillance Video After Gun Stolen

A loaded gun was stolen from a Chicago apartment and the suspects caught on surveillance camera. The gun’s owner says he tried to get Chicago Police to investigate, but could not.

12/10/2014

Stray voltage at a city utility pole. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Stray Electricity Poses Hidden Danger

In this Original Report, CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini explains the danger you will not know about, until it is too late.

11/25/2014

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2 Investigators: Smartphone App Makes Copy Of Keys

There’s a new app that could make it easier for someone to break into your house. The only thing a crook needs is a camera phone and a credit card.

11/25/2014

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2 Investigators: City Cracks Down On Valet Parking Violations

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman went along recently as city investigators made surprise inspections of valet operations at restaurants and other venues.

11/24/2014

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2 Investigators: Dump Thrived For Years Along DuPage River

Now, authorities are going after a land owner and looking into why action wasn’t taken sooner. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

11/20/2014

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2 Investigators, BGA: ‘Prince Of Pensions’ On Rauner Transition Team

Bruce Rauner campaigned on the promise of government reform and fixing Illinois’ pension system, but CBS 2 and the BGA found that Rauner appointed Glenn Poshard, a 1998 candidate for governor, to his transition team, even though Poshard’s government pensions are among the highest in Illinois.

11/18/2014

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2 Investigators: How Burglars Operate To Steal From Your Home

The busy season for home burglaries is now. While people ship presents and travel for the holidays, burglaries spike.

11/11/2014

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2 Investigators: In Cook County, The Dead Get Tax Exemptions

The assessor’s office is chasing down living property owners who are wrongly claiming breaks on property taxes by using identities of the deceased. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

11/07/2014

Dmitry Smirnov (Oak Brook Police Dept.)

2 Investigators: Video Confession Provides Insight Into Mind Of Stalker

An online-gaming friendship turned into a real life obsession and murder. A local woman was stalked and killed by a Canadian man and his stunning confession was obtained by our CBS 2 Investigators.

11/05/2014

A former committee woman says election judges were told to vote Republican. (Credit: CBS)

Former Republican Committeemen Claim Election Judges Coerced Into Voting GOP

A former Republican committee woman tells 2 Investigator Pam Zekman that she was removed for objecting to the tactic.

11/05/2014

A Virginia Tech lab tests the safety of football helmets. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Schools Using Football Helmets With Low Safety Ratings

2 Investigator Dave Savini took helmets belonging to a middle-school player and had them tested at a Virginia lab. The outcome raises concerns for many young players.

11/03/2014

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2 Investigators: Drowsy Truck Drivers At The Wheel?

CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s a familiar scene: the lights of a police squad car at an accident scene on I-80. Jeanette Pivot, 64, had stopped her car to avoid it. Behind her a truck approached. […]

10/30/2014

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Feds Charge 29 In $1.7M “Card-Cracking” Bank Fraud Scheme

Federal prosecutors have charged more than two dozen people who allegedly used rap music videos and social media to help convince people with debit cards to sell their PINs and passwords as part of a scheme to defraud banks out of more than $1.7 million.

10/29/2014

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2 Investigators: Video Shows Kid Get Beat On Way To School While Driver Does Nothing

Video showing a 13-year-old being beaten on his way to school has surfaced and the boy’s outraged parents say school officials put him in danger. CBS 2’s Dave Savini has their story in this Original Report.

10/22/2014

Darren Vann, suspected serial killer. Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

2 Investigators: Details On Suspected Serial Killer’s Military Service Released

CBS 2 has obtained some new details today from Darren Vann’s official military personnel file, from 1991 until his departure 19 months later.

10/22/2014

Darren Vann, suspected serial killer. Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

2 Investigators: Authorities Say Classified Ads Website Used For Prostitution

Alleged serial killer Darren Vann used an online classified advertising service to lure at least one of his victims to her death, according to police.

10/21/2014