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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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    Mother of Chicago police shooting victim skeptical of improvements

    CHICAGO — The mother of a man who was shot by Chicago Police says she’s not optimistic the department will make improvements in response to a Dept. of Justice report. Dorothy Holmes is the mother of Ronald Jonhson, who was shot and killed by police in 2014 during a foot chase in Washington Park. Holmes watched Friday’s DOJ press conference and listened to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s promises of reform. She said the DOJ report confirmed what she already believed: that […]

  • CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Chicago Cubs, Carl Edwards (6), Javier Baez (9), Chris Coghlan (8), Kris Bryant (17), Addison Russell (27) and Anthony Rizzo (44) celebrate after game 7 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. Chicago defeated Cleveland 8-7 in 10 innings. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images).

    2017 Chicago Cubs Convention kicks off today

    CHICAGO — The 32nd annual Chicago Cubs convention kicks off today. The convention will be held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, located at 301 E North Water Street. Fans will get to see players, coaches, and the World Series trophy through Sunday, January 15. The current Cubs players who are expected to attend the convention are: Albert Almora Jr., Jake Arrieta, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Jeimer Candelario, Willson Contreras, Wade Davis, Jon Lester, Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Ben Zobrist, Kyle Schwarber, Carl […]

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    Freezing rain causes crashes, slide-offs during morning commute

    CHICAGO — Freezing rain caused dangerous conditions on area roadways this morning. Multiple crashes and slide-offs were reported all around the Chicago area and travel times were significantly delayed due to the slick road conditions. A Freezing Rain Advisory remained in effect until 9 a.m. #TRAFFICALERT: ACCIDENT LEFT LANE BLOCKED NB I-57 at 167th St pic.twitter.com/3FiG4TW2od — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) January 12, 2017 SLOW COMMUTE- #Chicagoland travel times at 6:40AM pic.twitter.com/bhn0Q7P9kY — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) January 12, 2017 Your drive times at […]

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    Rev. Jesse Jackson, politicians and clergy speak out against Trump’s AG pick

    CHICAGO — The Reverend Jesse Jackson was joined by politicians and clergy Sunday to oppose the nomination of senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General. WGN’s Randi Belisomo has the story.

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    First gun deaths, police-involved shooting of 2017 happen on Jan. 1

    CHICAGO — Two men shot and killed each other very early Sunday morning, and a man was shot while struggling with police Sunday afternoon, as the first day of 2017 also saw some of the first shooting incidents of the year. The first hours of 2017 were violent ones in several areas across the city, and at 4:25 a.m. Sunday, police say a 38-year-old man and 25-year-old man were shooting at each other in the Uptown neighborhood. They both were taken to Illinois Masonic, […]

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    6 armed robberies of Chicago delivery drivers this holiday season

    CHICAGO – A string of delivery truck robberies have been reported this holiday season. Since Nov. 30, there have been six armed robberies of FedEx and UPS drivers. On Wednesday, two FedEx delivery drivers were targeted by thieves. One happened at 80th and Saginaw. A 40-year-old FedEx driver was approached by a man in a ski mask who pulled out a gun then stole two packages from the truck before running away. Earlier in the day a different FedEx driver’s […]

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    Chicagoans rally and pray for people of Aleppo

    CHICAGO– The American Muslims for Palestine along with 14 other local organizations are gathering in prayer tonight for those suffering in Syria. The “Chicago Stands with Aleppo” rally is being held at Universal School in Bridgeview. Roughly three thousand people were evacuated from rebel-held districts in Aleppo Thursday after a five-year civil war. Military action reportedly ended in eastern Aleppo early in the day; rebel groups have held the city since 2012, but they have been forced back to smaller […]

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    Falling temps causing dangerous, icy conditions

    CHICAGO — There are dangerous patches of ice everywhere you may be walking today — on sidewalks, in alleys and in parking lots. It is slick. After a two-day storm that left between 3 and 8 inches of snow across the area the temperatures have dropped today. What was slush on roads last night, after being treated by city trucks is now ice. The Department of Streets and Sanitation Commissioner said Sunday that ground temperatures were on his side. They […]

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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. […]