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
  • West Side family sues Chicago after police raid wrong home in 2017

    CHICAGO — A West Side couple is suing the city of Chicago after they claim Chicago police officer raided the wrong home in 2017. The lawsuit cites emotional distress, trespassing and excessive force — claiming the Chicago Police Department has an unlawful pattern and practice of entering black citizens’ homes without a warrant. The raid happened a year ago today, WGN’s Dana Rebik reports. In home footage, four officers can be seen entering a Lawndale home with weapons drawn. The […]

  • Mayor Emanuel, Supt. Johnson urge governor to sign gun bill

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Superintendent Eddie Johnson joined members of the Illinois Gun Prevention Coalition Monday in urging Governor Bruce Rauner to sign new gun legislation that’s been on his desk since last month. “I’ve had to break the news to too many spouses, children that their loved ones won’t be coming home because someone pulled the trigger of an illegal handgun,” Supt. Eddie Johnson said. The Gun Dealer Licensing Act passed with bipartisan support nearly two […]

  • Bartender killed, man injured in Joliet bar shooting

    JOLIET, Ill. — A shooting at a bar in Joliet killed one person and wounded another. A 55-year-old man is accused of opening fire at Izzy’s Bar. Just after 1 a.m., witnesses say the suspect, who had allegedly been kicked out of the bar earlier that night, came back in carrying a shotgun, and fired a single round at 52-year-old bartender Danny Rios. Rios was pronounced dead just before 8 a.m. Friday. Mike Cullick was with friends at the bar […]

  • 2 firefighters injured after ‘mayday’ call at West Side blaze

    CHICAGO — Two firefighters were injured after an extra-alarm fire on Chicago’s West Side Saturday morning. There was a “mayday” call at 1921 S. St. Louis in North Lawndale Saturday morning around 9:30 a.m. One of the firefighters, Michael Manchester, was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital and then transported to Stroger Hospital where he is in serious condition. Officials said firefighters had a though time forcing their way into the building. At sometime, Manchester had a medical emergency where he went […]

  • Gun fired at Water Tower Place; police searching for teens involved

    CHICAGO — A shooting inside Water Tower Place prompted a huge police presence on Michigan Avenue Friday night. It happened at about 6:15 p.m. on the seventh floor. “We heard banging. We didn’t know what was going on until we heard the news shots had been fired,” said shopper Ava Tindel. Chicago police say two groups of teens got into an argument in the common area hallway inside the mall. “Sometime during that dispute, one individual pulled out a gun fired […]

  • WGN News crew witnesses hit-and-run in Austin neighborhood

    CHICAGO — A WGN News crews was in the city’s Austin neighborhood covering a story about firefighters handing out smoke detectors when a hit-and-run happened right in front of them. A black Chevy Cruze was seen swerving through traffic as the victim was trying to cross the street near West Chicago  Avenue and Lamon just after 2 p.m. Friday. The victim, a 51-year-old man, was struck near a fire station, right where WGN’s truck was parked. WGN reporter Dana Rebik […]

  • 4 men wrongfully convicted of murder sue city of Chicago

    CHICAGO  — Four Chicago men wrongfully imprisoned for their alleged involvement in a 1995 double murder during a robbery have filed a federal lawsuit accusing police and Cook County prosecutors of coercion and withholding evidence. The convictions of Charles Johnson, Larod Styles, LaShawn Ezell and Troshawn McCoy were overturned in 2017. That was seven years after new fingerprint evidence implicated a man known to have argued with the two victims shortly before their deaths. The lawsuits name 13 former Chicago […]

  • Police investigating after elderly man’s body found in suburban apartment

    OAK PARK, Ill. – Police are investigating after the body of an elderly man was found in an apartment. Oak Park police say a janitor discovered the victim’s body around 1 p.m. in an apartment in the 1000 block of North Blvd.  A friend of the 77-year-old victim requested a well being check. Police say there were no signs of forced entry into the apartment but that there were obvious signs of foul play. The West Suburban Major Crimes task […]

  • Firefighter rescues therapy dog from icy Indiana pond

    CROWN POINT, Ind. – An Indiana firefighter made a dramatic rescue after a dog fell into an icy pond. Around 8:45 a.m., Crown Point Fire and Rescue got a call from two maintenance workers at a nursing home near Indiana Ave and Greenview Pl. They heard barking and saw a dog had fallen through the ice into a retention pond. Firefighter Keith Boersma put on what’s called a mustang suit and made his way to the dog. “Once I had […]

  • Police release surveillance video of outlet mall robbery suspects

    ROSEMONT, Ill. – Police released video of a robbery at a suburban outlet mall. The robbery happened Friday, Jan. 26 around 12:30 p.m. Police said five men stole $4,000 of merchandise from the Burberry store inside the Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont, Ill. In the video, the shoplifters can be seen running through the mall, carrying shirts, scarves and other apparel. A Rosemont public safety detective said they went into the store, and just started grabbing items off the […]