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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    Chicago pays tribute to fallen heroes on Memorial Day weekend

    CHICAGO — Respect, honor and remembrance were the themes in the Loop today as the city of Chicago paid tribute to its fallen heroes. High school marching bands, drum and bugle corps, veterans associations and 6,000 JROTC members took part in the State Street salute, an annual tradition from Lake to Van Buren. United States Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl served as the Memorial Day Parade’s Grand Marshal. He has served in senior leadership roles in both Iraq and Afghanistan. “There’s […]

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    Social services advocates plead for funding during ongoing budget impasse

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — With eight days left before the Illinois General Assembly is to set adjourn,  there’s still no sign of an agreement to end the 10-month-old budget stalemate. That could have a devastating effect on education and social service programs already hurt by the impasse. Even though an agreement isn’t in sight, Gov. Bruce Rauner says he still thinks he and the democrats can reach a compromise. But Rauner says he believes many democrats are ready to accept some […]

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    New details in Gage Park murders released after suspects appear in court

    CHICAGO — There is no bail for two people charged in the February murders of six family members in Chicago’s Gage Park neighborhood. Diego Uribe-Cruz, 22, and his girlfriend Jafeth Ramos, 19, appeared before a judge Friday afternoon, who said the killings were “pure evil and an act of barbarism.” Police say Uribe-Cruz killed all six victims, including his aunt by marriage and two children, in a robbery gone bad. According to the proffer, Uribe-Cruz and Ramos got away with $250 in change (including […]

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    Utility companies warn customers of scam artists

    CHICAGO — Utility companies are warning customers about scam artists posing as service representatives. They are reporting an increase in the number of scam artists preying on vulnerable customers’ fears that a payment was missed and service may be disconnected. The number of reported scams rises with warmer weather, according to the Better Business Bureau. In the past few years, there has been a nationwide trend of scammers posing as utility workers. ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, along […]

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    CPS CEO Claypool speaks out against Rauner cuts

    CHICAGO — Funding for Chicago Public Schools was cast as a moral issue, not a financial one, by CPS CEO Forrest Claypool and the congregation of Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Sunday morning on the West Side. Governor Bruce Rauner, whose budget would cut CPS funding by $74 million, and the state’s Democratic leaders have failed to reach a consensus. The duration of the impasse has stretched longer than the academic year. “Even though we have done our best to keep cuts […]

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    Woman killed, man injured in hit-and-run crash on Southwest Side

    CHICAGO — A woman was killed and a man was injured in a hit-and-run crash on the Southwest Side. The victims were crossing the street at Archer and Lavergne avenues just before 11 p.m. Saturday, when they were stuck by a red Jeep. Police say the driver was speeding. 42-year-old Guadalupe Chavez was killed. A 39-year-old man was transported to the hospital, and is listed in stable condition. A red Jeep with severe front-end damage was found more than two miles away, […]

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    Rev. Jesse Jackson blasts Rauner after Chicago State layoffs

    CHICAGO – The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Saturday that Chicago State students and faculty have been deceived and betrayed by Gov. Rauner, who showed racial insensitivity in the school’s recent layoffs. Chicago State University cut 300 employees from every area of campus in order to save 40 percent in payroll costs. The school has gone the entire academic year without state funding, as lawmakers have not agreed on the terms of a budget. Though they did OK more than $20 million in emergency money for […]

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    Witnesses turn to good Samaritans after car crash

    CHICAGO — At 10 minutes past five o’clock Sunday morning, a car speeding northbound in the 4000 of South Pulaski crossed the median and hit another car head on. The impact of the crash caused the speeding vehicle to go over this bridge. That’s when six witnesses, drivers who had stopped, became good Samaritans. One passenger was still inside, and the men ran to the danger. That passenger was transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. The driver was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. The female driver […]

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    9-year-old girl killed in ATV crash in Plainfield

    PLAINFIELD, Ill. — The life of one family was altered dramatically in seconds when a little girl and her mother’s boyfriend crashed on an ATV in Plainfield. The boyfriend survived. The little girl did not. Just before seven o’clock last night on Ridge Road, 9-year-old Alexis Richardson was riding with a 53-year-old man between 135th Street and Plainfield Road on an asphalt path intended only for walkers and cyclists. The man drove the vehicle onto the grass, into a culvert […]

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    3 killed, more than 30 injured in weekend shootings across Chicago

    CHICAGO — Three people were killed, and more than 30 were injured after a violent weekend on the city’s south and west sides. One of the injured includes a 1-year-old girl. Two people were critically wounded Sunday night at a bar in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. At 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Chicago police say a 34-year-old man and 41-year-old woman were outside of Judi’s Sports Bar and Grill in the 500 block of East 103rd St. when a man with a gun approached them and started […]


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