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2 Investigators: Website Demands $250 To Remove ‘Revenge Porn’

There’s a new trend called “revenge porn” that’s leaving lots of people red-faced and feeling violated. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

02/18/2013

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

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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

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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

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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

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School Investigator: Widespread Fraud Pervades Chicago School Lunch Program

CBS 2 and the Better Government Association first disclosed how Chicago Public School employees were gaming the $175 million program meant for poor children.

01/07/2013

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

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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

CTA crews replace wooden boards on a Brown Line train platform, because the boards originally installed as part of a $580 million reconstruction project were not weather treated, and had begun rotting just a few years after they were installed. (Credit: CBS)

Cost To Repair Brown Line Rehab Mistakes Swells To $5.7M

CTA fares are going up so that desperately needed infrastructure improvements can be paid for; all while the final fixes are underway to correct costly mistakes made on the CTA’s $580 million Brown Line reconstruction project.

CBS 2–12/11/2012

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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

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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

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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

A salad bar at a suburban school district. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Suburban School Cafeterias Fall Short In Inspections

As CBS’s Pam Zekman learned, some of the violations can make your children sick.

11/15/2012

Wire-framed hampers like this one allegedly have injured the eyes of children. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Children Injured By Wire Hampers

A certain kind of pop-up hamper, framed with springy wire, can be hazardous to children, CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

11/14/2012

Lines were long at Truman College, where some voters had trouble finding their correct precinct. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS 2)

2 Election Judges Removed For Being Drunk, Another For Being Disruptive

A few election judges in Chicago had to be removed from their polling places today.

11/06/2012

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BGA: Cook County Treasurer Received Improper Property Tax Exemptions

She’s the Cook County Treasurer – the woman responsible for collecting property taxes, but now the Better Government Association has found the county did not collect thousands of dollars it should have gotten from Maria Pappas and her husband years ago.

CBS 2–10/17/2012

Dawn Davis alleges her former boyfriend, Schaumburg Police Chief Brian Howerton, has harassed her. (CBS)

Woman Allegedly Stalked By Top Cop ‘Felt Hopelessness’

Six months — that’s how long police in Schaumburg have been going by a woman’s home, to make sure their own chief isn’t harassing her.

CBS 2–10/09/2012

Dawn Davis alleges her former boyfriend, Schaumburg Police Chief Brian Howerton, has harassed her. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Schaumburg’s Top Cop Accused Of Stalking Ex-Girlfriend

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman has an exclusive interview with the woman who says she now fears for her safety.

10/08/2012

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2 Investigators: Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud When Using A Cab

Getting into a cab is supposed to be a convenience, but in some cases using a credit or debit card to pay for that cab can end with hundreds of dollars in overcharges.

CBS 2–09/26/2012

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