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.


Recent Articles
  • Illinois GOP leaders slam Rep. Jeanie Ives’ new campaign ad attacking Rauner

    CHICAGO — Illinois Republicans are lining up to condemn a new campaign ad by one of their own. State Rep. Jeanie Ives, a three term legislator from Wheaton, began airing an ad over the weekend that attacks Governor Bruce Rauner on a number of issues, including abortion, immigration and transgender rights. Some are calling the ad racist, sexist, transphobic and divisive. The ad plays off a previous commercial for her current opponent in the GOP primary, Governor Rauner. It featured […]

  • Trump will clear way for publication of classified memo

    WASHINGTON –Over the strong objections of his own Justice Department, President Donald Trump will clear the way for the publication of a classified memo on the Russia investigation that Republicans say shows improper use of surveillance by the FBI, White House officials said Thursday. The memo, prepared by Republicans on the House intelligence committee, is said to allege FBI misconduct in the initial stages of its investigation of potential ties between Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign. Trump’s Justice Department and […]

  • Man accused of threatening to shoot Greyhound passengers faces extradition hearing

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A Chicago man facing terror charges for threatening to shoot passengers on a Greyhound bus Friday will face an extradition hearing Wednesday, a judge ruled Sunday. Margarito Vargas-Rosas, 33, was arrested and could be charged with making terroristic threats, a felony, and disorderly conduct after he reportedly made threats on a Greyhound bus and instigated a police chase on I-94 late Friday night. Police responded to a 911 call made by a passenger onboard the Greyhound bus stating a man […]

  • Church, gambling, baking; Beloved Chicago woman’s 108 years celebrated at funeral mass

    Chicago’s very own Naomi Wilson recently passed away, but Saturday, her family and friends threw a big celebration in her honor. To measure Mrs. Wilson’s life in length, it was exceptional. She died on the first day of a year that would have brought her 109th birthday. “The idea of living until 108 is absolutely incredible,” said Judy Solomon Rush, St. Dorothy Church member. Mrs. Wilson’s funeral mass this morning was celebrated at St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church. It marked its […]

  • Abnormal cold in store for New Year’s Eve

    CHICAGO — Even for late December in Chicago, it is abnormally and awfully cold. The high today was 11 degrees, and temperatures may tumble to minus 6 degrees this New Year’s Eve night. That news has many planning to stay in for a warmer welcome to 2018. But the University of Chicago’s Dr. Michael Ernst says just five to 10 minutes out here can cause frostnip, which can eventually become frostbite. WGN’s Randi Belisomo caught up with some Chicagoans braving the cold […]

  • U of C Medicine opens new emergency room

    CHICAGO — The University of Chicago Medicine is ready to welcome new patients to its brand new adult emergency room. The state-of-the-art emergency department is part of an ambitious expansion at the U of C. It can treat adults for the most serious emergencies, including heart attack and stroke. UChicago Medicine already has a pediatric trauma center and a Burn and Complex Wound Center. The South Side lost its last adult trauma center 16 years ago, when Michael Reese Hospital closed its […]

  • Firefighters battle blaze in Hegewisch

    CHICAGO –A fire broke out at a 1.5-story building in the Hegewisch neighborhood. Firefighters responded to 135th and Buffalo shortly after 4 a.m. Friday and have been battling the blaze in defensive mode ever since. So far, no injuries have been reported. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. S&B 13544 S Buffalo. 1.5 story frame, 25×50. Vacant fighting fire defensive. 2 handlings. No injuries at this time. — Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) December 29, 2017

  • Property taxpayers scramble to pay bills by year’s end before rules change

    CHICAGO — Tens of thousands of Chicago-area homeowners are rushing to pay the first installment of their upcoming property taxes by the end of the year. Currently, homeowners can deduct all of their local property taxes from their federal income tax bill. But next year, changes in the new tax law set a $10,000 deduction limit. The first installment of 2017 taxes would normally be due March 1, 2018. So far, nearly 48,000 Cook County residents have downloaded their tax […]

  • Former guard at charter school charged with sexually assaulting 8-year-old

    CHICAGO – A former security guard at a Chicago charter school is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl earlier this month. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Omari Wilson sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl. He has been charged with one felony count of predatory criminal sexual assault as well as a misdemeanor count of driving on suspended license. Wilson was fired from the Betty Shabbaz International Charter School but officials there say the incident did not happen at the school and that […]

  • Police warn of holiday package thefts in Chicago

    CHICAGO — As holiday gift deliveries ramp up, package thieves are striking once again. Home security cameras recorded a  thief approaching a home in the 2300 block of North Rockwell last Thursday around 2 p.m. He took off with an Amazon delivery. Residents in the area say the problem isn’t going anywhere. FedEx customers are encouraged to manage deliveries by routing packages to a FedEx OnSite location. If you know you’ll be at work when a shipment comes, more than […]