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Tierney Darden (Family Photo)

Family Sues City After Daughter’s Spine Severed By Falling Pedestrian Shelter

Tierney Darden and her family were standing outside O’Hare on Aug. 2 when a storm swept in, and they tried to take cover from the hail and high winds by ducking under a massive pedestrian shelter. The shelter, with rusted brackets and bolts missing, blew over, and crashed on top of the 24-year-old dancer.

08/14/2015

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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.

08/13/2015

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.

08/11/2015

Parking Ticket

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.

08/03/2015

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.

07/30/2015

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.

07/23/2015

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.

07/22/2015

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.

07/20/2015

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.

07/15/2015

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.

07/08/2015

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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.

07/02/2015

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.

06/30/2015

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.

06/25/2015

Crumb rubber samples (CBS)

2 Investigators: New Research Raises Safety Concerns About Crumb Rubber

The tiny rubber pellets, used sometimes in athletic fields, often contain cancer-causing chemicals. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

06/11/2015

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2 investigators: Scammers Utilizing Medical Records To Fool Victims

It starts when you get a call from someone who knows all about your medical records and what medications you take.

06/02/2015

Metra commuters have to deal with slippery floors because of leaks at Chicago's train stations. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Rail-Station Ruins Put Commuters At Risk

Passengers must navigate leaks and slippery floors at Chicago’s passenger rail stations. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

05/18/2015

Tanker rail cars (CBS)

2 Investigators: Will Disaster Strike Before Rail-Car Upgrades?

The Chicagoland area is the No. 1 corridor in the nation for the transport of hazardous materials like crude oil, ethanol and other flammable chemicals. And that leaves a lot of people worrying about the worst-case scenario, CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

05/14/2015

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

2 Investigators, BGA: Pension-Collecting Cops Rehired By City One Day After Retirement

They retire as Chicago police officers and get rehired by the city, doubling up on two taxpayer subsidized paychecks.

05/12/2015

These are some of the items seized at Chicago airports. (CBS)

2 Investigators: The Crazy Things People Try To Get Past Airport Security

Everything from guns to martial-arts throwing stars to brass knuckles to corkscrews. CBS 2’s Dave Savini explains what authorities do with the items.

05/07/2015

The boy was mistakenly given a prescription for Haloperidol, an antipsychotic instead of his allergy medication.   (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Boy Almost Dies After Prescription Misfilled

Some pharmacy errors have been deadly and as CBS 2 Investigative Reporter Pam Zekman found out, regulatory oversight of pharmacy errors here in Illinois have been hampered by a court decision and legislative failures.

05/06/2015

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