Dana Rebik

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
  • Robbers knock woman unconscious, rob her in Fulton Market

    CHICAGO — Police are looking for the men who knocked a woman unconscious during a robbery in the Fulton Market neighborhood. One man is seen on surveillance video running away after stealing her gym bag and cell phone. Kari Underly has lived in the Fulton Market neighborhood near the West Loop for the last 15 years. “The next day I took my dogs for a walk at 5 a.m. and for the first time I was scared,” Underly said. After […]

  • Man who pushed stranger onto CTA Blue Line tracks charged, police say

    CHICAGO — Chicago police said they’ve charged the man who pushed a stranger on the CTA Blue Line tracks this summer and set bond for him at $200,000. Chad M. Estep, 34, is charged with first degree attempted murder, aggravated battery in a public place and trespassing on the CTA without paying. Investigators said Estep pushed another man onto the tracks in August at the Washington Street Blue Line station, and blocked him when he tried to climb back on […]

  • 5 wanted after Northwestern student assaulted, robbed on Chicago campus

    CHICAGO — Northwestern University has issued a security alert after one of its law school students was assaulted and robbed on the Chicago campus. At about 8 p.m. Sunday, the student approached by five individuals near the intersection of Superior Street and Fairbanks Court. The individuals physically assaulted the student, and took his laptop computer and cellphone. A witness activated an emergency call box, notified police and then walked the student to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he received medical treatment. […]

  • Newborn’s death ruled a homicide after autopsy finds she was beaten to death

    CHICAGO — The death of a one-month-old girl was ruled a homicide after an autopsy revealed she had been beaten to death,  the Cook County Medical Examiner said in a statement Sunday. Rescue workers responded to a 911 call reporting a one-month-old girl was unresponsive around 6 a.m. Saturday in the 6700 block of South East End Ave. in the South Shore neighborhood. Paramedics took the infant, who has since been identified as Toriella Turpin, to Comer Children’s Hospital, where […]

  • Community rallies to rebuild Edison Park community theater after fire

    CHICAGO, Ill. — Chicago residents are rallying together to rebuild a community theater after it was destroyed in a fire Sunday morning. The WIP Training Center, located in Edison Park, offers acting and improv classes for children. It plans to send 29 kids to perform in Disney World next year. They are in the process of raising $20,000 for the trip, but now they must raise money to rebuild their theater as well. The building caught fire Sunday morning and […]

  • Stranger carries lost boy from chaos of Las Vegas attack, finds his family

    CHICAGO — Ben Daish and his friends from Bartlett were just 50 yards from the right side of the stage at the Route 91 Harvest Music Fest when people all around him were getting shot. “It felt like, ‘this is it,'” Daish said. “I wished I could call my mom and dad and tell them I love them; I said, ‘it’s over,'” Daish said. Daish was visiting Las Vegas from Berwyn. He said he felt “shock and horror” not knowing where […]

  • Woman sexually assaulted in her Lakeview home

    CHICAGO — Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a 28-year-old woman in a Lakeview home. It happened at about 4 a.m. Friday in 1000 block of West Dakin, not far from the Sheridan Red Line stop. Police say a man approached the victim from behind and forced her into a home where she was sexually assaulted. He later fled and is not in custody. The victim was taken to a Thorek Hospital for treatment. Police have not yet […]

  • Naperville woman found guilty in fatal stabbing of 2 children

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — A woman accused of killing two young children in 2012 was found guilty on Wednesday. Elzbieta Plackowska, 45, has been in custody for almost five years for the 2012 murders of her 7-year-old son, a 5-year-old girl she was babysitting and two family dogs. DuPage county prosecutors said she killed the kids and the children’s two dogs because she was angry and felt unappreciated. They say she told doctors she was “so tired of this life.” She also told doctors […]

  • First of 5 college football players accused of hazing turns himself in

    WHEATON, Ill. — Several Wheaton College football players are accused of committing a violent, hazing attack on a former teammate. One of the players, Kyler Kregel, turned himself in around 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday. Detectives spoke with police Monday night, and arrangements are in the works for the other players to turn themselves in. All face felony charges linked to the alleged attack last spring. Arrest warrants were issued late Monday, and name James Cooksey, Kyler Kregel, Benjamin Pettway, Noah Spielman […]

  • Violent weekend in Chicago leaves 11 dead, dozens wounded

    CHICAGO —  It was a violent weekend in Chicago in which more than 30 people were wounded and 11 were killed in shootings, including a pregnant woman and two people who live on the same block. 42-year-old Catherine Barnett was shot around 8:20 p.m. Sunday in the the 6000 block of South Richmond St in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Nine miles away, one of her neighbors, 41-year-old Jessee Bennett was shot in the face at 3:00 […]