Brad Edwards

brad edwards Brad Edwards Brad Edwards is a CBS 2 Investigator along with Pam Zekman and Dave Savini.

Edwards work has netted 70+ awards: including 20+ Regional Emmy Awards and 6 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

His reporting has led to new policies, prosecutions; it has reunited families, and helped free a wrongfully convicted woman serving a 50 year prison sentence. While a reporter in Detroit, his year-long expose into the county morgue led to the burial of dozens of indigent souls, and the passage of legislation that fast-tracked a massive facility expansion.

A 2001 graduate of Michigan State University, Brad serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College of Chicago and as CBS Chicago’s SAG-AFTRA steward. He resides in Chicago.

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Tow Truck Driver Tows Car With Child With Down Syndrome Inside

A tow truck driver is facing child endangerment charges after allegedly towing a man’s car with his child, who has Down Syndrome, inside.

08/17/2018

D.B. Cooper: Has Indiana Man Cracked The Code Of Infamous FBI Mystery?

The infamous D.B. Cooper hijacking in 1971 is one of the most baffling unsolved crimes in FBI history. Now, as 2 Investigator Brad Edwards reports, a retired Indiana construction worker might have cracked the case the FBI never could.

08/08/2018

Exposed Personal Information In Traffic Records Concerns Commissioner’s Office

An exclusive CBS 2 investigation revealing Cook County failed to protect the public’s personal information has prompted the Commissioner to take action.

07/26/2018

Your Personal Data May Be Exposed In Cook County Traffic Records

If you ever got a ticket in Cook County, your personal information could be available to anyone.

07/25/2018

Water Issues Abound At Humboldt Park, Despite $1 Million In Taxpayer Contributions

Chicago taxpayers spent over $1 million to improve Humboldt Park Beach, but 2 Investigators have found water quality issues remain.

07/18/2018

2 Investigators: Chicago’s Garbage Problem; Thousands Waiting For Trash Carts

Something stinks in Chicago. Thousands of residents are waiting for garbage carts, some since late last year.

06/11/2018

Teen With Special Needs Receives Life-Changing Wheelchair

A young man with special needs was without a specialized wheelchair, unable to attend school until now. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports the special wheelchair donation on the South side has positively changed the man’s life.

06/08/2018

Police Shooting Leaves Dead Man’s Family Asking Questions

His family went to police headquarters Thursday because they think there’s more to the story. 

06/07/2018

2 Investigator: ‘What Did You Plan On Doing With All Those Guns?’

The case of a Chicago area teen, accused of illegally possessing guns,  raises questions about young people who could pose a threat.

06/05/2018

White Sox Pitcher Danny Farquhar Returns To The Mound

White Sox Pitcher Danny Farquhar had not thrown a pitch since the fateful night on April 20 when he suffered a brain aneurysm. 

06/01/2018

Mother of Dixon High School Shooter Could Face Charges

The mother of 19-year-old Matthew Milby, accused of firing several shots at Dixon High School last Wednesday, could be facing charges.

05/21/2018

Cook Co. Officials Alarmed By Number Of Violent Offenders On The Loose From Electronic Monitoring

There is a call for change following the CBS 2 Investigator report Monday that showed how dangerous offenders and gun offenders are cutting and running from electronic monitoring.

05/18/2018

The Bracelet Cutters: 25 Violent Or Gun Offenders Are On The Loose From Electronic Monitoring In Cook County

More than 80 people have disappeared while on Cook County’s electronic monitoring program since last September.

05/14/2018

Metra Overtime Soars To $119 Million From 2013 To 2017; One Mechanic Earned $366,000

A Metra track inspector and two mechanics have been paid a total of $1.2 million in overtime in the past five years.

05/10/2018

One Family Loses Two Kids To Rare Disease

One family lost two kids to a rare disease. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on the remarkable strides made, in light of that family’s unimaginable sacrifice.

05/04/2018

Victims Outraged Over Judge’s Decision

Mario Cupello was charged with ten felonies, accused of scamming his west suburban landscaping clients. But when Cupello, a convicted felon, appeared before Judge Stanley Hill he was released on an I-bond, or a no cash bond.

05/03/2018

Man Dead After Driving Off Navy Pier Into Lake Michigan

It was unknown at the beginning if it was an intentional or unintentional act.        

04/20/2018

2 Investigators: The Fallout Over The Pop Tax

“We were up against a well funded machine. We were up political boss Toni Preckwinkle.”

04/19/2018

2 Investigators: Calling Out Waste

The new guy is Andrew Gasser, with a Darth Vader coffee mug and a Holy Bible at his desk.

03/19/2018

Bridge Voicemail Bombshell

The company behind the failed bridge, FIGG Bridge Group, is involved in the new Cline Avenue bridge in East Chicago.

03/17/2018

Homeless Man’s Death Gives New Life For His Feral Cats

“These cats meant everything to him. They ate before he ate.”

03/09/2018

Terrified Mom Gets Her Kids Bulletproof-Ready Backpacks

A company manufactures bulletproof plates that can slip into backpacks to make them impervious to handgun fire. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/16/2018

Soccer Field Safety Debated At Niles Meeting

The field at the new LoVerde Sports & Recreation Center contains crumb rubber – pieces of ground up tires. The jury is still out on the safety of the material.

02/15/2018

2 Investigators: More Concerns About Crumb Rubber Soccer Field

Now, Niles Mayor Andrew Przybylo is calling on the park district to remove the potentially harmful surface from an indoor soccer field.

02/14/2018

2 Investigators: Lower Wacker’s ‘Drifting’ And Street-Racing Problem

Who will curb the speed demons and joy-riders? CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on efforts to crack down.

01/31/2018

2 Investigators: The Unsolved 1956 Murder Of The Grimes Sisters

2 Investigator Brad Edwards recently caught up with some people who haven’t lost hope that the killer will be found.  

01/22/2018

Jail Population Plunge Has Been Good For Taxpayers, Dart Says

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who has preached jail reform for years, saw results in 2017.

01/19/2018

2 Investigators: Tire Bits In Soccer Turf Concern Parents

Crumb rubber made from recycled tires contains potentially cancer-causing materials. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

01/18/2018

2 Investigators: Sex Harassment Settlement Unravels

A deal is a deal. Until it’s not. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards investigates complaints against a former police official in St. John, Ind.

01/05/2018

Alderman Talks Trash About IDOT

Pat Dowell says the agency has done a poor job keeping the Dan Ryan litter-free, compared to other expressways. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

01/05/2018

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