Stephanie Zimmermann Investigative Reporter
  • Chicago
  • Chicago Sun Times

Stephanie Zimmermann is an award-winning investigative reporter who focuses on consumer issues, defined broadly to include credit and debt, insurance, food, housing, health, transportation, technology, unsafe products, scams/frauds and other issues that affect everyday people.

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Chicago Sun Times

Focus Areas

  • Consumer Issues

50 Articles
4 months ago
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Gig workers increasingly targeted by scammers — both online and even from the backseat

Old schemes are finding new victims in rideshare drivers and other gig workers, who are being preyed upon for their p...

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4 months ago
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Scammers still targeting Illinois state employment agency; officials say they’re better prepared now

An academic researcher says he finds Illinoisans’ stolen financial information for sale online, along with tutorials ...

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5 months ago
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Car insurers’ pandemic windfalls prompt a response in Springfield, with consumer-minded reforms p...

State Sen. Jacqueline Collins, D-Chicago, wants Illinois to regulate car insurance rates and require other consumer p...

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5 months ago
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On Highland Park’s day of horror, a small act of kindness for a little dog hurt in the chaos

As people fled the parade shooting, a woman stopped to pick up a tiny terrier that was bleeding. Neighbors, a vet and...

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5 months ago
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Fireworks injuries up dramatically over the past 15 years, consumer agency says

At least nine people died nationwide and an estimated 11,500 were injured last year in accidents involving fireworks,...

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5 months ago
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Car insurers’ pandemic windfalls: Illinois insurers could have given you bigger refunds, maintain...

How much insurance companies collected — and how much more they could have given back to drivers.

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6 months ago
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Unwanted cellphone surprises: American travelers abroad getting hit with mystery data charges

Travelers have been reporting that their cellphone carriers have hit them with multiple, mysterious, $10-a-day intern...

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6 months ago
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Apple AirTags, touted as a way to find lost keys, purses, also are being used by stalkers

Millions of the trackers have been sold since they were introduced last year. And reports to the Chicago Police Depar...

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8 months ago
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Gas bills hit Chicagoans hard

Peoples Gas, despite record profits, has the most customers struggling to pay their bills of any Chicago-area utility...

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9 months ago
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Renters, property owners hit by scams

Housing scams, flourishing during the COVID-19 pandemic, are targeting renters and owners in the city and suburbs, ex...

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10 months ago
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Plowed snow sends drivers flying off expressways, Sun-Times investigation finds

One day last winter, Kevin Ramos flew off I-355 and survived the 22-foot fall onto busy Lake Street. Other drivers ha...

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12 months ago
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Cannabis cultivators’ statements in response to Sun-Times-commissioned testing of legal weed

They say the marijuana they grew was fine when it was tested soon after harvest.

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