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2 Investigators: Union Agreement Calls For More Ambulances, Paramedics

Following a 2 Investigators and Better Government Association report about a shortage of ambulances, big changes are coming.

04/09/2014

Carol Ellis. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Woman Mistakenly Declared Dead Instead Of Daughter

Every month, as many as 800 people are incorrectly listed as deceased by the Social Security Administration. It’s a problem the 2-Investigators first highlighted earlier this year and now Pam Zekman finds other victims of this bureaucratic mistake, who were devastated by the aftermath of the gaffe.

04/02/2014

A Chicago ambulance (CBS)

Aldermen Call For Investigation Into Apparent Ambulance Shortage

A CBS 2 and Better Government Association investigation is getting results as alderman are calling for an investigation and hearings into potentially life threatening ambulance shortages in the city of Chicago.

04/02/2014

A poppy. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Dried Poppy Pods Sale Lands Chicago-Area Man In Legal Trouble

Baking with poppy seeds and using the pods in flower arrangements are both common but few people know that growing a certain kind of poppy plant or possessing them is illegal in the United States. CBS 2-Investigators talked to a West Chicago man who found out the hard way.

04/01/2014

A Chicago ambulance (CBS)

2 Investigators, BGA: Ambulance Response Times Getting Worse As Memo Aims To Quiet Dispatchers

The CBS 2 Investigators and the Better Government Association have been warning about an apparent shortage of Chicago ambulances and paramedics. The result, dangerous delays for patients needing emergency care.

03/25/2014

Murder suspect Joseph Felton; victim Sheray Felton (Henry County Police; Facebook)

Standoff Suspect Faced Charges In Court Last Week, But Wife Failed To Show

Could Sheray Felton be alive today? Her husband — the murder suspect surrounded by police along Lake Shore Drive on Sunday — was supposed to face serious charges in court last week. CBS 2′s Dave Savini reports.

03/17/2014

Two sisters -- shown here as youngsters -- were kept in foster care for years, even though an aunt was trying to gain custody, the family says. (courtesy: family)

2 Investigators: Clerical Error Keeps Sisters Stuck In Abusive Foster Care For Years

2 Investigator Dave Savini reveals how actions by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services kept two girls from their family.

03/10/2014

Parking Ticket

2 Investigators: City Residents Complain Faulty Pictures Not Proof Of Parking Violations

It’s the newest thing: You get a notice of a parking ticket in the mail, along with so-called evidence that the violation occurred. But, viewers have complained to the CBS 2 Investigators that the photographic proof taken by city workers may prove nothing at all. Pam Zekman tells us what’s going on here.

03/04/2014

Tire repair (CBS)

2 Investigators: City Paying Pothole Claims Only About Half The Time

CBS 2 obtained a list of about 2,100 claims made by pothole victims from 2011 through 2013, which totaled about $1.2 million. Only about $217,000 was ever paid out, and half these filed claims are unresolved. CBS 2′s Dave Savini reports.

02/26/2014

John Wasilenko after a court appearance Friday Jan. 10, 2014. (CBS)

Elmwood Park Cop Bilked Senior Of $20,000: Prosecutors

Sgt. John Wasilenko faces three felony charges, including financial exploitation of an elderly person and official misconduct. He’s accused of ripping off 85-year-old Angelo Ditore.

01/10/2014

Elmwood Police Sgt. John Wasilenko, left; Angelo Ditore, his alleged victim. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Cop Allegedly Bilked Ailing Senior Of $20,000

A Cook County official says Elmwood Park Police Sgt. John Wasilenko stole tens of thousands of dollars from an elderly man suffering from dementia. CBS 2′s Dave Savini reports.

01/02/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Stolen Keys Can Be Used To Access CTA Trains

The CBS 2 Investigators uncovered trains and other access points can be breached with keys that have been stolen. Dave Savini has this original report detailing what some are calling a major gap in security.

12/11/2013

Debit cards (CBS)

Man Charged In Connection With Debit Card Scam

A central figure in a debit card scam first exposed by the CBS 2 Investigators now faces federal charges.

11/27/2013

Westfield Mall. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Is Your Mall Safe?

It’s a time for giving, but sadly it can also be a time for taking by criminals such as pickpockets, shoplifters, car thieves and muggers.

11/26/2013

Kratom. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Dangerous New Drug Kratom Being Sold Legally In Illinois

The DEA says there’s a new and dangerous drug popping up all over the country and parents need to be on the look-out for it. The CBS 2 Investigators found while it’s banned in some states it’s being legally sold all over the Chicago area.

11/19/2013

Don Banks and Angela Seals-Banks, whose son's 2002 murder remains unsolved.

2 Investigators: Parents Say Cops Didn’t Do Enough To Solve Son’s Murder

Killers are getting away with their crimes, more often than you probably think. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini looks at how often Chicago Police solve murders and and how often killers remain at large.

10/22/2013

A Halloween decoration has a label warning that it 'contains chemicals known to cause cancer and birth defects.'  (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Halloween Decorations Could Be Health Hazard

Halloween is known for kids in costumes and scary decorations. But the 2 Investigators found some decorations that could actually be hazardous to your health. Pam Zekman reports on this Halloween scare.

10/16/2013

O'Hare International Airport

2 Investigators: Are Airline Pilots Getting Enough Training?

Tougher pilot training standards, expected to be released next week, have fallen victim to the government shutdown. Those fighting for the now-delayed federal rules say the changes could make regional flights safer.

10/15/2013

Walgreens sales tags aren't always accurate, the 2 Investigators report. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Walgreens Posting Expired Sales Tags

Walgreens has settled pricing lawsuits in California and Wisconsin and is facing a new lawsuit from the attorney general in Missouri for deceptive pricing practices.

10/11/2013

Molly, the powder or crystalline form of MDMA -- the chemical in ecstasy -- is gaining popularity as a party drug. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Overdoses Of Drug ‘Molly’ Skyrocketing

Skyrocketing overdoses of a drug called Molly have law enforcement concerned. CBS 2′s Dave Savini investigates Molly also known as MDMA.

10/08/2013

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