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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

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

A semi-truck crashed into 13 other vehicles Friday morning on the Stevenson Expressway in Summit, after the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel. (Credit: CBS)

Truck In I-55 Smash-Up Belongs To Tenn. Company With Previous Violations

Purdy Brothers Trucking has 146 vehicles and 113 drivers, one of whom may have been driving with fatigue, according to one of the 10 car owners hit by the truck.

06/19/2015

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Scam Artists Follow Hail Storms, Authorities Warn

The key here is for homeowners not to let contractors take advantage of them at a time when they may be vulnerable. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

06/11/2015

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2 Investigators: County Spends $2 Million On Paid-Parking System, Then Rips It Up

It may have been a well-intended idea: charging workers and visitors to park in lots at six suburban courthouses. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

05/29/2015

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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

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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

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

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

Judge Orders Nursing Home To Pay Family Of Patient Who Had 57 Maggots Removed From Her Ear

The family of a nursing home patient who was so neglected maggots hatched in her ear has been awarded $250,000 in damages.

05/05/2015

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2 Investigators: Are They Real Rubies, Or Processed Gemstones?

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman takes ruby earrings to some gem experts to determine whether buyers are being misled.

05/01/2015

Identity thieves got away with $5.8 billion in tax refunds last year by filing fraudulent tax returns, federal officials estimate. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Identity Thieves Stealing Billions With Fraudulent Tax Returns

The CBS 2 Investigators found efforts are being made, but much more needs to be done.

04/28/2015

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Authorities Shut Down Debt-Scam ‘Boiler Room’

Typically, it’s difficult for authorities to catch operators of scams like this because they usually operate in foreign countries. In this case, they were operating in Aurora. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

04/10/2015

The owners of eight condos in a Lincoln Park development  say the city was responsible for damage from a water leak. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Condo Owners Say City Responsible For Water Leak

It’s complicated. But if you’re a property owner you need to know something about the Chicago rules on “private drains” or you could get drained of thousands of dollars. Who pays to repair them?

04/08/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia make the rounds across Chicago on Monday, the last full day of campaigning before the runoff election in Chicago. (Credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Polls Closed For Historic Mayoral Election

After weeks of contentious campaigning, voters in Chicago were having their say Tuesday in the race for mayor, and 19 races for alderman.

04/07/2015

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2 Investigators: Couple Can No Longer Afford Insurance Premiums For Long-Term Care

Dalya and Mike Horowitz bought long term care insurance from Met Life 10 years ago. Rising premiums made it impossible to continue coverage, CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

04/03/2015

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2 Investigators: City, State Assumed The Other Was Inspecting Hospital Kitchens

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports on the disconnect between two levels of government.

03/09/2015

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Board Of Elections: No Proof Fraud Took Place At 5th Ward Polling Place

Cell phone video taken at a 5th Ward polling place purportedly shows an election judge advising a senior voter how to cast her ballot, but city election officials said there’s not enough evidence to prove wrongdoing occurred.

02/24/2015

Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars on the newest telemarketing scams. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Sophisticated, Fast-Growing Phone Scams Costing Victims Millions

Thousands of people have lost millions dollars on the newest telemarketing scams that prey on some of our worst fears. Law enforcement officials describe them as ruthless and relentless.

02/17/2015

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2 Investigators: Woman Accused Of Cheating Moms Through Facebook

A group of suburban women say they were solicited on private Facebook groups to buy merchandise and thought they could trust the seller. That’s when problems started. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

02/16/2015

: First graders get their lunch in the cafeteria during lunch October 15, 2002 at North Hampton School in North Hampton, New Hampshire. North Hampton School has students from K through 8 and offer a balanced lunch menu everyday, some days even Dominoes Pizza is even served. (Photo by Debbi Morello/Getty Images)

2 Investigators: More Failed Food Inspections At Schools

Even though there is improvement, some schools are still not making the grade. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

02/09/2015

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