Mark Suppelsa

Mark Suppelsa is co-anchor of WGN News at Nine and WGN News at Five. He joined WGN-TV in July 2008.

Prior to joining WGN-TV, Mark spent five years at Fox O&O, WFLD, anchoring Fox News Chicago at Nine. He spent ten years at Chicago’s NBC O&O, WMAQ-TV as a weekend anchor, reporter and early evening news anchor.

For more than 25 years in the business of broadcasting, Mark’s experience include covering Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev’s first visit to the United States, reporting the 2000 Summer Olympics from Sydney, Australia and accolades for his investigative reporting.

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    National unemployment rate 4.9% – lowest in 8 years

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the first time in eight years, the U.S. unemployment rate is below five-percent. January’s 4.9-percent is the lowest since February 2008. Another good sign, wages are finally going up. The January jobs report shows a 2.5% wage increase over the past year. As experts and President Barack Obama’s rivals point out, hiring is slowing down. Back in December, the economy gained more than 260,000 jobs and economists projected another almost 200,000 would be created last month […]

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    Presidential candidates prep for New Hampshire

    Fresh off his victory in Iowa, Ted Cruz is embracing his momentum. “Conservatives all across the state of Iowa came out and stood together. They put the country on notice that the media is not going to pick the republican nominee,” said Cruz. It was a dig aimed at Donald Trump who accused Cruz via Twitter of fraud, and stealing the Iowa caucuses. Trump wants either a new election or to have the results nullified. Meanwhile, the GOP field of […]

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    How closing the ‘Gun Show Loophole’ could help Chicago’s gun violence epidemic

    A year and a half ago WGN Investigates traveled to Holly Springs Mississippi to track down a straw buyer, a sort of middle man, who, for a lousy hundred bucks bought and sold a gun to a gang banger who took it to Chicago. That one gun was used to shoot and kill an Iraqi war veteran and Chicago cop, Tommy Wortham.   His father, who had 32 years with the CPD, told WGN News he’s seen gun violence over the […]

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    Woman hires lawyer after she says jail security humiliated her

    CHICAGO —  At five-foot nothing, Veronica McNeary doesn’t look the part of troublemaker.  Just talking about what happened to her last month at the Cook County jail is tough.  It still makes her cry. WGN Investigates  obtained a copy of the security video at the jail.  It shows McNeary proceeding through the public security line to bail out her son.  While going through, she says a deputy demanded she remove a see-through headpiece she wears after having two biopsies.  According […]

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    Fox Lake police report details scene of officer’s death

    FOX LAKE, Ill. — WGN Investigates has obtained a Fox Lake police report that explains, in graphic detail, what responding officers saw when they got to the scene of Joe Gliniewicz’s death. The first officers who responded to Gliniewicz’s call for assistance entered the Old Road from opposite sides. As they came closer to meeting in the middle, the police report says they heard a single gunshot. Down a footpath off the Old Cement Company Road, toward a swamp, they found […]

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    Fox Lake mayor, embattled ex-police chief enjoy trip amid officer suicide fallout

    SAN DIEGO — Multiple high-ranking officials involved with investigating the explosive happenings in Fox Lake are livid, saying Mayor Donny Schmit is enjoying a trip to San Diego and the Bears game with embattled ex-police chief Michael Behan. WGN Investigates sources say there’s nothing illegal about the trip.  But they say it simply looks terrible given the sensitive time while Fox Lake reels from last week’s revelations about Joe Gliniewicz’s suicide and the circumstances that led to it. Behan, who […]

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    Fox Lake Fallout: No defensive wounds so what took the suicide ruling so long?

    As  details continue to come out on the death of Fox Lake officer Joe Gliniewicz, WGN Investigates is taking a look back at the investigation itself. It was evident Gliniewicz was in top physical condition.  His personnel file is filled with commendations on his training. WGN Investigates obtained a copy of the coroner’s report from the day died. A couple hours after Gliniewicz died near a swamp at a abandoned concrete factory, a deputy coroner noted:  “I did not observe any […]

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    Sources: Gliniewicz family orchestrated sham marriage to boost son’s military benefits

    The Gliniewicz family reportedly took part in a sham marriage to boost the military benefits to the  lieutenant’s son. Sources tell WGN Investigates that officials were briefed about the possibility prior to Wednesday’s news conference where Lt. Joe Gliniewicz’s death was declared a suicide. WGN is told the information was gathered during the investigation of the lieutenant’s  life as authorities came to the suicide conclusion. According to sources,  Gliniewicz, who was married, had an affair with a woman.  He later […]

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    Sources: Gliniewicz’s widow, son under investigation as damning info mounts

    FOX LAKE, Ill. – Fox Lake Lt. Joe Gliniewicz’s wife Melodie and son D.J. are under investigation for spending village funds on personal items, sources tell WGN News. According to investigators, Gliniewicz and his wife vacationed in Hawaii where up to $9,000 of money from the police explorer’s fund was spent. WGN News has obtained photos from that vacation: Gliniewicz’s shooting this summer led to a large manhunt, but today the authorities say he carefully staged his own death after […]

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    Gliniewicz’s suicide traced back to missing money: Where did it go?

    FOX LAKE, Ill. — Authorities reported today that Fox Lake police lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz committed suicide because thousands of police dollars were missing. Gliniewicz’s text messages reveal a lot about the missing money and fear he was caught stealing it. It all started at village hall.  Anne Marrin, the village administrator, demanded Gliniewicz hand over records of the police explorer program.   For years, he ran the program and trained aspiring cops. Marrin made the request the day before he killed […]


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