Dana joined WGN-TV in 2014 as a reporter. Prior to WGN-TV she worked at Fox, CBS and ABC affiliates in Seattle, Memphis and Oregon.

An Emmy nominated reporter, Rebik’s investigative work has resulted in tightening DUI laws, strengthening state day care licensing regulations after a baby’s death and uncovering security flaws within the state prison system. Dana has also won numerous awards for her work from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Rebik graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor’s in Journalism, Broadcast News and Political Science. She is originally from Chicago, and is thrilled to return to her home town of as a part of the WGN-TV news team. When she’s not working, Dana enjoys cooking, skiing and spending time with her husband and two children.


Recent Articles
  • Police seek suspect after elderly woman attacked in West Chicago home

    WEST CHICAGO, Ill. – Authorities in DuPage County are searching for a suspect who broke into a home and attacked an elderly woman in her 70s. Police said the suspect broke into a West Chicago, Ill., home near Ethel Street and Hickory Lane around 5 a.m. Monday and then attacked the woman. She was taken to the hospital and neighbors said she had knee and shoulder injuries. The suspect ran through yards west of Ethel Street toward Center Avenue. “Nine […]

  • 2 in custody after Far South Side home invasion, police say

    CHICAGO – Two people are in custody after a home invasion on the Far South Side, police said. A resident who lived near 90th Street and Ellis Avenue called police just after 3 p.m. on Monday and said there were armed men who broke into their home. When police got to the scene, the offenders tried to run away. Police chased the men and were able to arrest both of them and also recovered two guns. Initially there were reports […]

  • Two women shot outside North Riverside Mall

    RIVERSIDE, Ill. – Police are investigating a shooting in the parking lot outside of the North Riverside Mall that left two women injured. The mall is located at 7507 Cermak Rd. Police taped off an area around an SUV outside the JC Penny. Broken glass and evidence markers could be seen outside the car. Investigators believe this was a domestic incident and are looking for one man. The condition of the women shot is not currently known. The mall stayed […]

  • Indiana officer saves child’s life first day on the job

    HOBART, Ind. – An Indiana officer saved a child’s life his first day on the job. Around noon on Friday, Officer Richard Mayer and his fellow officers had just sat down to lunch at the Chik-fil-A on U.S. 30 in Hobart, Ind. Melanie Hassee was also there eating lunch with her 15-month-old daughter Charlotte. Shortly after Officer Mayer sat down, Melanie rushed over to the table holding her daughter in her arms, saying she wasn’t breathing and thought she was […]

  • AG candidate, crew robbed during photo shoot

    CHICAGO — A candidate for Illinois Attorney General was robbed at gunpoint on  the Northwest Side Thursday afternoon. Candidate Aaron Goldstein and some campaign staffers were taking promotional pictures in the 4600 block of North Albany Ave when the three robbers demanded that they hand over their cameras and cellphones. The robbers got away with two cameras, a tripod, and four cell phones then ran off. Goldstein, a democratic committee man for the 33rd Ward and a resident of Albany […]

  • Sam’s Club closings stores across the country, including 7 in Illinois

    ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — Sam’s Club is closing several of its stores nationwide, and a few of them are in Illinois. Of its 19 Illinois stores, Sam’s Club is closing seven locations. The closures are in Naperville, Wheeling, Batavia, Streamwood, Matteson, Moline and Romeoville. “This came as a surprise to us as Sam’s has demonstrated a strong sales increase each year since opening,” said Romeoville Village Manager Steve Gulden in a news release. Gulden added that Romeoville’s Sam’s Club, located at 460 S. […]

  • Near-whiteout conditions as bomb cyclone pounds NYC; thousands of flights cancelled

    Thousands of flights across the United States have been scrapped or delayed as a winter storm sweeps across the East Coast. More than 2,800 flights — including dozens at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport — were wiped out before sunrise on Thursday, well before the worst of the storm for the Northeast, according to FlightAware. According to O’Hare’s Twitter account, nearly 250 flights have been cancelled to and from East Coast cities. East Coast storm update: Airlines at ORD proactively canceled nearly […]

  • Police search for burglars who targeted suburban homes

    NORRIDGE, Ill. — A series of burglaries a northwest suburb have residents on alert. Police are searching for the burglars who targeted a series of homes in a two-hour window. The attempted burglaries happened Tuesday night in the early evening hours near the 5100 block of Canfield Avenue in Norridge, Ill. Three suspects tried to break into three different houses and they were caught on multiple home security cameras. In the video, one can be seen picking up a planter […]

  • 2 injured after police pursuit ends in crash in South Side

    CHICAGO — Two people were injured after a police pursuit ended in a crash involving a semi-truck on the city’s South Side on Wednesday. Emergency response crews were on the scene near 79th Street and Kedzie Avenue around 4:15 p.m. Fire crews were calling the situation a level one hazmat. The two people injured were taken to Christ Hospital in critical condition. Officials said Evergreen Park police tried to pull over a car and the driver led them on a […]

  • Woman stabbed in attempted sex assault in Brighton Park

    CHICAGO – Police are investigating after a woman was stabbed on Chicago’s Soutwest Side Tuesday night. Police say the 24-year-old victim was walking in an alley in the 300 block of West 36th Pl around 7 p.m. Tuesday.  She was approached from behind by an unknown suspect.  The suspect attempted to sexually abuse the victim.  She was stabbed in her lower back and leg. She was taken to the hospital and is in good condition. Police have not released any […]