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
  • What a deal! (Except for the taxpayer): Suburban trustees get benefits forever

    CHICAGO RIDGE, Ill. — After working 30 years as a waitress in her home town of Chicago Ridge, Pat Kopchar is now retired and struggling on a fixed income.   She’s not looking for handouts to fix things like her leaky car held together by tape, but she’s certainly not interested in having her property taxes pay for a lifetime health insurance policy for her village trustees. WGN Investigates learned that part-time village trustees are getting full-time health benefits – forever. […]

  • Rev Jesse Jackson gives update on son, discusses MLK anniversary

    This Saturday marks the 47th anniversary of a somber day in America: The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Rev Jesse Jackson was there that day. He joined WGN News to talk about that day and gave an update on his son.

  • Union lobbyist suing to get back pension won in loophole

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill –There is now a follow up to a WGN and Chicago Tribune investigation from three years ago about an exposed a gaping pension loophole in Illinois. Union lobbyist David Piccioli was able to be a substitute teacher for a day and get a pension for life. Angry lawmakers took it away. Now Piccioli is suing to get it back, on the same grounds state workers are using to challenge the pension reform law in the Illinois Supreme Court […]

  • Sky’s The Limit: Brave New Drone World

    CHICAGO — It’s ready to explode: America’s drone industry. It has waited and waited for the FAA to green light this new industry. Countries like China and Canada, are far ahead of us. Finally, just three days ago, the FAA responded. But protecting good from bad is like trying to catch a falling star. But we’ll be the first to admit it.  It’s cool.  Just watching a homemade drone fly 200 feet over the WGN-TV studios is amazing, especially when […]

  • WGN Investigates gets results: Formal complaint filed against judge

    A judicial inquiry board filed a formal complaint Friday against Cook County circuit judge Beatriz Santiago accusing her of lying about her residency. A WGN Investigation showed Judge Beatriz Santiago decided to run for the bench when she lived in the house she still owns out of her sub-circuit. But because a judge must live in-their sub-circuit, Santiago said she moved back to her childhood home, a two flat, with her 10 brothers and sisters and their spouses and all […]

  • New municipal salary numbers may irk taxpayers

    CHICAGO — Ever wonder what your village manager makes? How about the chief engineer? just found some numbers that might make debt weary Illinois taxpayers angry. North Shore School District 112’s Treasurer makes a total of $485,000. One is Moshin Dada’s current salary. But he’s double dipping by taking home a pension from the teacher’s retirement system at the same time. How about Larry Frang, who is paid by taxpayers $392,400 for something called the Illinois Municipal League. What’s […]

  • Donate to Pillars, win a grand tour of the WGN studios!

  • Unfair, undemocratic — but legal

    How quirky is *this* Illinois law: If you want to run for mayor in some town, the incumbent mayor you’ve bashed all campaign might decide whether you can be on the ballot. It’s true. Our WGN Investigates crew went to one south suburb where it’s happening now. That town is Country Club Hills, where we found Mayor Dwight Welch having a laugh with a candidate for mayor. One wonders if everyone will be laughing in the end. Welch is one of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Gavel

    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 […]


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