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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

Elmwood Park Police Sgt. John Wasilenko (Credit: CBS)

Cop Accused Of Seducing Women Involved In Domestic Disputes

An Elmwood Park police sergeant has been accused of using his police powers to target women he could seduce, when he was supposed to be working. He also has been accused of targeting the men who are in those ladies’ lives.

CBS 2–02/06/2013

The city of Chicago shuts down a tax preparer's operation recently. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Tax Preparers May Be Ripping You Off

2 Investigator Pam Zekman tagged along with a city investigator to see how Chicagoans can get ripped off from tax preparers.

02/04/2013

Police, generic desk duty illustration. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Accused Cops Draw Desk-Duty Salaries, Sometimes For Years

Some Chicago police officers accused of misconduct have been stripped of their powers and placed on paid desk duty. CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

01/31/2013

Tyrone Hood and his family (Supplied to CBS)

2 Investigators: Was Father Of Three Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder?

Two families were speaking out Tuesday night, saying a serial killer was allowed to keep killing because of bad work done by police and prosecutors.

CBS 2–01/22/2013

A handicapped parking placard. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Crackdown On Disabled-Parking Fraud Backfires

One Chicago officer isn’t applying handicapped-parking laws correctly when ticketing able-bodied drivers who are shuttling patients to the hospital. CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

01/21/2013

Natural Gas Flame

Alternative Energy Supplier Has Long Record Of Fraud Complaints

One of dozens of alternative energy suppliers now fiercely competing for your business is a company with a bad track record the CBS 2 Investigators have been reporting on for years.

CBS 2–01/15/2013

A consumer says her glass oven door exploded. (Courtesy: Bonnie Blair)

2 Investigators: Exploding Glass Oven Doors

CBS 2′s Dave Savini reports on more problems with tempered glass.

01/03/2013

Althea Taylor, owner of Taylor Made Industries, talks to CBS 2's Pam Zekman about allegations from clients that she charged them thousands of dollars for help starting small businesses, then didn't do the work she'd promised. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Consultant Accused Of Ripping Off Small Businesses

They wanted to start a small business or expand one, then they lost thousands of dollars to a Chicago company they paid to help them.

CBS 2–12/18/2012

Date & Dash Website

2 Investigators: Singles Getting Ripped Off By Matchmaking Service

In today’s busy world, more and more singles are turning to online dating and matchmaking services to find that special someone. But, as CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman found out, some singles have said they’re getting ripped off by one locally based matchmaker.

CBS 2–12/12/2012

William Howard Taft High School (Credit: CBS)

Parents Of Teen Strip-Searched At School Sue Assistant Principal, Police

The student said two security guards, a Chicago police officer and a female assistant principal took him from an room where he was serving an “in school suspension” to a nearby washroom on the second floor, where they conducted a strip search.

CBS 2–12/05/2012

Disabled symbol. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Disabled Man’s Wife Wrongly Ticketed For Using Handicap Placard

A woman who drives her husband to dialysis treatments received a ticket when she walked back to her car alone. But she did nothing wrong, advocates for the disabled say. CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

11/30/2012

Catherine McCann had 57 maggots removed from her ear canal; her family is suing her former nursing home. (CBS)

2 Investigators: 57 Maggots Removed From Nursing Home Patient’s Ear

Imagine paying $10,000 a month for skilled nursing home care for your loved one only to have the unthinkable happen. CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

11/29/2012

The ramps for the disabled at some Metra stations are too steep for easy access, and some have broken concrete that can make it even more difficult for the wheels of wheelchairs to roll properly. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Handicap Accessibility Problems Plague Many Metra Stations

Steep ramps, broken concrete and inoperable doors are safety and accessibility problems CBS 2′s Investigators uncovered at various Metra train stations.

CBS 2–11/20/2012

Gregory Garibay (Credit: CBS)

10th Chicago Cop Charged In Federal Probe Of Tow Truck Scams

A 10th Chicago police officer has been indicted in the FBI’s ongoing investigation of a scheme in which tow truck operators were paying bribes to cops who steered them work.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

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