Randi Belisomo
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Randi Belisomo currently serves as a general assignment reporter at WGN-TV and CLTV, where she began her career in 2005. She 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 an Emmy nominee and a 2012 Peter Lisagor Award winner for best in-depth series. Randi is also a frequent contributor to Chicago Public Radio.

She currently serves on the boards of the Chicago Headline Club, the Chicago Headline Club Foundation, the Association of Women Journalists-Chicago, the Chicago Op-ed Project, the Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Chicago Area and the Chicago End-of-Life Care Coalition. She is a Chairperson of the Carlos Hernandez Award in Meritorious Journalism at DePaul University and a member of the Columbia College School of Journalism Advisory Board.

Randi travels regularly with Living Water International to help bring clean water to developing nations. She is a volunteer with Horizon Hospice.

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Randi makes herself at home on Chicago’s near west side.


Recent Articles
  • Waukegan teachers vote to approve contract

    The nearly month-long teachers strike in north suburban Waukegan has come to an end. Teachers waited in a long line to vote today on a new three- year contract.  They approved the tentative agreement  with 86% of the vote to approve. Nearly 1,200 members in the Waukegan Teachers’ Council voted. Last night, Gov Quinn sent state board of education chairman Gery Chico to act as an arbitrator. Once the students are back in class, they will have to make up […]

  • Two held without bail in shooting of off-duty officer

    Two teens were held without bail Sunday and accused of the attempted murder of an off-duty Chicago police officer. The 41-year-old officer remains in the hospitalized. 19-year-olds Abdourahmane Soumare and Jordan Bailey were ordered held without bail at a hearing at Cook County bond court. Bailey has been charged with attempted murder, attempted armed robbery where a gun was discharged, aggravated battery in the discharge of a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm – are all felonies. Soumare was […]

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    O’Hare passengers from Liberia evaluated at Chicago hospitals

    The condition of one of the air travelers being evaluated at a hospital in Chicago has improved and has been moved out of isolation. Two people arrived on separate flights at O’Hare Airport Tuesday from Liberia complaining of illness. Officials decided against screening them for Ebola. The Tribune reports that one of the passengers is an adult who reported nausea and diarrhea. That person was diagnosed with Typhoid Fever in August, but had a normal temperature during a screening at […]

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    American nurse with protective gear gets Ebola: How could this happen?

    On the surface, the nurse seemed to have taken all the precautions needed to protect herself from Ebola. She wore a mask, gown, shield and gloves. Her patient was isolated in an American hospital. And yet the woman still contracted Ebola, marking the first known transmission ever in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there was a breach in protocol, but haven’t elaborated on what it means. Instead, it said the protocols laid out for […]

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    Chicago police captain shot in Englewood standoff; 1 man in custody, 1 dead

    A Chicago Police Captain wounded during a long stand-off in the Englewood neighborhood is hospitalized Wednesday in serious condition, but is expected to survive. Captain Edward Kulbida suffered a graze wound to the head, and was also shot in the shoulder. He is said to be cracking jokes, and is surrounded by family and fellow officers. “I just was so grateful that he was alive, and I said ‘Officer, God protected you and the angels were watching over you, and […]

  • 81-year-old driver found slumped over wheel before fatal crash in Oak Lawn

    New details have been released on what happened just before a deadly accident in Oak Lawn. Three people were killed and 11 were were taken to hospitals, two in critical condition, after a multi-vehicle crash just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday. According to Oak Lawn police,  a witness says Edward Carthans, 81, was first seen driving a Ford pick-up at 95th & Western Ave. He appeared to be slumped over at the wheel of his truck . When asked if he needed […]

  • More delays and cancellations at Chicago Airports

  • Cubs to play final home game before renovations begin

    The Chicago Cubs will play their final home game of the 2014 season Wednesday night, the last game before a giant video screen is installed at Wrigley Field. The $575 million renovations of the 100-year-old ball park are expected to begin sometime over the next few days. The walls along Kenmore Avenue will be torn down to make way for the major changes in the outfield. By opening day next April, the Cubs hope to have a brand new video […]

  • Emanuel to lobby for decriminalized pot

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will lobby state lawmakers today to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Currently, Chicago merely issues a ticket to anyone caught with a stash the size of a pack of cigarettes or smaller. The mayor says possession of a gram or less should be a misdemeanor; he says fewer people would be stigmatized as criminals, and the police could devote their efforts to more serious crimes. Emanuel’s strategy is to push softer penalties for pot, […]

  • Daredevils take the `Skyline Plunge` for charity

    Several dozen daredevils went over the edge at the-Wit Hotel today.. and it was all for a good cause. They took the “Skyline Plunge” to raise money to fight lung disease. WGN’s Randi Belisomo reports.

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