Mark Suppelsa
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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.

Recent Articles
  • WGN Investigates shenanigans in Country Club Hills – again

    It doesn’t seem to matter. Whatever the season, we keep getting drawn back to south suburban Country Club Hills because of the financial shenanigans of its mayor. So here we are again, this time in the dead of winter because these residents say they’ve had enough.   They say there’s no accountability of the use of their tax dollars. As we’ve reported, the Mayor Dwight Welch racked up huge restaurant bills while using the city credit card. Then, millions went missing […]

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    Cook County judge reassigned after WGN Investigates report

    Following a WGN Investigates report, a Cook County judge was reassigned while the court’s executive committee investigates her courtroom conduct. Our investigation with the Medill Watchdog Group of Northwestern University found that Judge Gloria Chevere tossed 30 defendants from her courtroom to jail for direct criminal contempt. Many of those were men who wore baggy or saggy pants that she disapproved of. A few of those men told us their pants weren’t sagging, but she tossed them anyway. Analysts told us the contempt move is […]

  • Surveillance video released of Northbrook Louis Vuitton smash-and-grab

    All was quiet on the surveillance camera monitors at Northbrook Mall last Tuesday around 5 in the morning. The camera shots switched and flickered from scene to scene at the command center monitor. Then, activity outside the Louis Vuitton window. Suddenly, an attempt to bash in the window. No luck. So a car does the trick. It dislodges the entire window wall. A half dozen masked robbers pour in and within 21 seconds, all but one steals tens of thousands […]

  • Judge jails men for contempt of court — for wearing saggy pants

    The power a judge has to jail someone for contempt of court is rarely exercised. Except for in the case of one judge. A WGN/Medill Watchdog at Northwestern investigation found that Cook County judge Gloria Chevere uses it more than any other judge in Cook County. While most judges use it one or two times, at most, a year, the investigation found Chevere had used it 30 times over a four-year period. In eight of those cases, she had sent […]

  • WGN Investigates: An officer’s lie and the boss who backed her up

    Understanding the fear Debra Green says she lives, one must go back in time to March 19, 2010 and the funeral for her sister. The south sider says it was a horrific day burying her best friend. Then, she says, it got much worse. As the procession left the funeral home, it headed west on 79th Street towards Vincennes. That’s when a Chicago police officer –driving her own car and late for work – cut in. Green says she pointed […]

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    Nearly 50 people from Illinois, including local firefighters, stranded in Mexico after hurricane

    Forty-eight people from Illinois are are stranded in Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas after Hurricane Odile. The group includes 16 firefighters from Hoffman Estates. The firefighters and thousands of tourists have been trapped in Cabo for days and now power, food and water are running low. Flights resumed Tuesday, but with massive looting in the area, the firefighters say there’s not a safe way to get to the airport. Sources tell WGN the U.S. has just requested permission from Mexican government to grant approval for […]

  • The Invisible Sheik: Who is ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?

    Whether you call them ISIL as President Obama does or ISIS as many of us know them, the group is considered a threat certainly in the Middle East and possibly here at home. So who is the man, nicknamed the “Invisible Sheik,” leading this terrorist organization? Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a wanted man. There is a $10 million dollar reward to bring him to justice for his crimes like the beheading of U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and […]

  • Indiana guns: Favorite of Chicago gangbangers

    In six years, 3,824 guns taken off Chicago gang bangers that were used in crimes came from our next door neighbor: Indiana. It’s why WGN Investigates took undercover cameras over the border to see why. Our producer and photographer walked in to an Indianapolis gun show one recent Saturday afternoon wearing undercover camera gear. They listened as one gun dealer showed them a semi-automatic with a 30 round magazine. Asked why anyone would need that, the dealer said, “Everybody needs […]

  • Mark Suppelsa previews story about non-stop flow of guns from out of state

    As Chicago struggles with a rise in shootings, Chicago’s top cop keeps pointing at one main problem: A non-stop flow of guns from out of state. The number one state?  Indiana. Tonight on WGN News at Nine, Mark Suppelsa has a WGN Investigation on how easy it is to buy them there. Here’s a preview.

  • Man charged with fraud in flood grant program, 4 years after WGN breaks story

    Four years after WGN Investigates broke the story about how Chicago area flood relief money was being spent, the Feds make an arrest. Barry Croall is accused of swindling $330,000 from a $10 million grant that was supposed to go to homeowners. WGN Investigates questioned Croall back in 2010 about a lavish party he threw at Brookfield Zoo for flood victims. He denied any wrongdoing, eventually sending us an incomplete pile of spending records. Croall was to be arraigned in federal court Thursday. […]


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