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Randi Belisomo currently serves as a general assignment reporter at WGN-TV and CLTV, where she began her career in 2006. Belisomo holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She is currently pursuing doctoral work in bioethics and health policy at Loyola University-Chicago. She is a Peter Lisagor Award winner for best in-depth series, best feature and best sports story.

She is president and co-Founder of Life Matters Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information, resources and support for all involved in end of life decision-making.

Belisomo is a frequent contributor to Chicago Public Radio, Relevant Radio, WGN 720 AM and Reuters Health.

She currently serves on the boards of Living Water International and Mental Health America-Illinois. She is a chairperson of the Carlos Hernandez Award in Meritorious Journalism at DePaul University.


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    City Council approves Chicago property tax rebate plan

    CHICAGO–The Chicago City Council has approved a property tax rebate to ease the sting of Mayor Emanuel’s record property tax hike. Homeowners making $75,000 or less can qualify for rebates of up to $200. The council is also expected to approve $4.3 million in payouts to people who were victims of police misconduct. The alderman Wednesday passed an ordinance to keep city workers from trapping coyotes. City officials say coyotes help kill rats . They say the city should spend […]

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    Manhunt continues for man who shot, killed railroad security officer in Harvey

    HARVEY, Ill. – The manhunt continues for a man considered armed and dangerous, after he shot and killed a railroad security officer in the South suburbs. According to his family, 38-year-old Tyrone Hardin of Merriville, Indiana was working one of his two armed security jobs at Canadian National’s Markham rail yard yesterday when he was alerted to an intruder. Hardin went to investigate and encountered the armed suspect. There was an altercation, and Hardin was shot. It all started around 4 p.m. […]

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    Fourth night of Trump protests held nationwide

    NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s presidential upset win sparked a fourth day of protests across the United States, with tens of thousands of protesters marching and railing against him. Saturday protests – held in big cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago as well as smaller ones, such as Worcester, Massachusetts, and Iowa City, Iowa – were largely peaceful, although two police officers were slightly injured in protests in Indianapolis. Demonstrators rallied at New York’s Union Square before […]

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    Victim of beating caught on video says bystanders did nothing, yelled ‘you voted Trump!’

    CHICAGO — Police continue to investigate the beating of a Trump voter in the Homan Square neighborhood. 49-year-old David Wilcox of Chicago said he got out of his car after a black sedan scraped the side of his Bonneville at Kedzie and Roosevelt on Wednesday. What happened next has drawn national attention after a bystander caught it all on video. Wilcox says he asked the driver for insurance information, and within moments he was being kicked and beaten by a group […]

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    Election officials watching polling locations closely

    CHICAGO — Election officials are keeping a close eye on the polling places to make sure there are as few problems as possible for voters. The Chicago and Cook County Board of Elections report some minor issues but no signs of fraud. In Logan Square’s Darwin Elementary School, the technology trouble started early. “When I walked in this morning, they were looking for a power cord. There was a malfunction or it didn’t fit,” said Dan Postelthwait. The electronic voting […]

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    Driver killed after crashing into church bus on West Side

    CHICAGO — Kevin Menjivar was driving his usual route this morning at a quarter to eight, picking up West Siders to head to church. But in the 3800 block of West Congress, a speeding car headed northbound on Independence appeared seemingly out of nowhere. “I was getting off the highway and stopped at the red light. Afterwards, I took off. As I took off, I did see a vehicle going at a high rate of speed. It hit me on […]

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    IPRA investigating deadly police-involved shooting

    CHICAGO – Family members that had just left the Mount Hope Cemetery, burying a loved one, are now grieving another loss, after what police call a “road rage incident” led to an off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shooting an Indiana man Saturday. Chicago police and the family of 25-year-old Joshua Beal are telling two different stories about what led up to the officer shooting Beal around 3 p.m. Saturday near 111th and Troy in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood. Police say […]

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    How to deal with stress during Game 7 of World Series

    MAYWOOD, Ill. — Cubs fans are experiencing a range of emotions during this World Series. A clinical psychologist offers a few tips on what to do if the stress becomes too much. Dr. Michael Hakimi of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood says the anxiety level across the Chicago area and Cubs nation is high. For most it’s fun, but for some baseball fans it can become a problem — interfering with work, relationships, and other activities of daily functioning […]

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    Chicago Cubs fans remain optimistic despite Game 3 loss

    CHICAGO –  Cubs Nation suffered a devastating loss Friday night as the Cleveland Indians shut out the Cubs in Game Three of the World Series at Wrigley Field. The Cubs failed to generate an offense and their bats were kept silent  as the Indians scored just one run in the seventh inning.  Cubs fans say despite the loss, they are hopeful their beloved team will bounce back. Many of the fans say there is still time for the Cubs to […]

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    Mother, son found dead in possible murder-suicide in West Town, family member says

    CHICAGO — A five-hour standoff on the city’s near Northwest Side ended with a possible murder-suicide of a mother and son. A police SWAT team found a man and woman dead inside an apartment in the Chicago’s West Town neighborhood after a hostage barricade situation. Neighbors reported gunfire near Wolcott and Chicago shortly after 5 pm. Tuesday. Five hours later, SWAT officers made their move on the building, and found the victims inside. The victims were identified as Loretta Purcell, 84, and […]