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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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

Joliet police bought this heroin in an undercover purchase; the alleged dealer was later arrested. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Heroin Users Unwilling To Call For Help For Dying Friends

Friends are leaving friends to die. It is part of the devastating toll heroin is taking in our suburbs. CBS 2’s Dave Savini looks at heroin in our high schools and how a new law was created to save lives.

04/28/2013

Joliet police bought this heroin in an undercover purchase; the alleged dealer was later arrested. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Heroin Use, Deaths Up In Chicago’s Suburbs

When it comes to deaths, Lake, Will and DuPage counties reported big increases last year. As CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports, drug dealers could be operating right in your own neighborhood.

04/25/2013

Spirit Airlines

2 Investigators: Questions Surround Man’s Death On Airplane

A Chicago man onboard a spirit airlines flight from Las Vegas to Chicago this past Monday died and 2 investigator Pam Zekman has learned there are questions about emergency training for staff and medical equipment on board that plane.

04/10/2013

This screen grab of cell-phone video shows federal agents searching a Metra train. (CBS/Lana Hinshaw-Klann)

VIDEO: Feds Swarm Metra Train After Detecting Nuclear Risk

Sources say the agents were carrying hand-held nuclear-detection devices that picked up a reading. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

03/15/2013

Tollway

2 Investigators: Tollway Fines Family $27,000

A local family has been hit with huge fines by the Illinois Tollway. They say what the state agency is doing is worse than any loan shark or pay day loan scam. CBS 2’s Dave Savini looks at how one family was ordered to pay one extraordinary bill.

03/05/2013

CBS 2's Dave Savini takes a look at the drug GHB, which has the street name -- Liquid G. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Date Rape Drug Becoming Favorite For Recreational Use

Businessmen, college students and body builders are among the people taking this drug, not realizing how addictive and deadly it can be. CBS 2’s Dave Savini takes a look at the drug GHB, which has the street name — Liquid G.

02/27/2013

Draft Beer

BGA, 2 Investigators: Taverns Give Campaign Cash To Mayors Who Regulate Them

At least 50 mayors who double as liquor commissioners have taken campaign contributions totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the same bars they watch over. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

02/26/2013

2 Investigators/BGA

2 Investigators, BGA: Suburban Cops Form Motorcycle Club

On-duty, they are police officers who took an oath to enforce the law. Off-duty, they formed a motorcycle club that looks like it supports outlaw biker gangs.

02/19/2013

CBS 2's Dave Savini confronts Jose Valdez, left, over the auto-repair business he appears to be running at a Chicago public school. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Teacher Runs Private Auto Shop Out Of Public School

Dave Savini and the 2 Investigators went undercover and found instructor Jose Valdez cashing in while using public school students as free labor.

02/11/2013

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