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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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    Police investigating homicide in Wheaton home

    WHEATON, Ill. — Suburban police are investigating a homicide inside a home in Wheaton. Police were called to the home in the 1300 block of Woodcutter Dr around 6:45 p.m. Saturday. According to neighbors, a relative of 58-year-old Erin Leinweber found the longtime resident of the unit dead inside. However, those who live here say an unwelcome visitor came to her unit one month ago. A neighbor who did not wish to be identified said there was an incident when […]

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    Reward offered for information in Chicago synagogue vandalism

    CHICAGO —   Several groups are offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the man who vandalized a synagogue downtown. Surveillance video captured the vandal smashing a window at the Chicago loop synagogue early Saturday morning. The vandal also placed two swastikas on the front doors. $500 of the reward was offered by community activist Raul Montes, Jr. $2500 is from the Anti-Defamation League. As Chicago Police are processing fingerprints left on the Clark Street doors, windows and the backs […]

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    Community activists will offer reward to find Synagogue vandal

    CHICAGO — Community activists will offer a reward for information that leads to the arrest of a man seen on surveillance video vandalizing the Chicago Loop Synagogue.  The activists led by Raul Montes Jr., will announce the reward at a press conference on Sunday. Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime. At 12:20 a.m. Saturday, a dark SUV approached the Chicago Loop Synagogue on Clark Street. The synagogue’s surveillance cameras captured a man in dark clothes and a […]

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    Chicago murders up in January 2017 compared to last year

    CHICAGO — After a violent month of January in Chicago, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is calling for a culture of accountability among gun offenders — a culture he knows will take time to create. But he is hoping that two new tech assets will help speed that culture along. “I’ve talked to my colleagues across the country,” Johnson told reporters this morning. “They’re seeing the same things that we’re seeing, too many guns on the street.” Johnson addressed January violence […]

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    Trump calls Chicago a ‘war zone’ in first TV interview as president

    In his first sit down interview since taking office, President Trump addressed violence in Chicago. The interview came after a tweet he sent out Tuesday night that called out the city of Chicago on its gun violence, saying he will send in the feds if the horrible “carnage” going on is not resolved. If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds! — Donald […]

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    City officials respond after Trump tweets he will ‘send in the Feds’ to Chicago

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, for the first time since taking office, has tweeted about violence in Chicago, saying: “I will send in the Feds” if they don’t fix the “horrible ‘carnage'” going on. He tweeted about the shootings there in early January, saying at the time as President-elect: “If Mayor can’t do it he must ask for Federal help.” Tuesday night he wrote, “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings […]

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    Chicago educators and activists press for more money in ‘Day of Direct Action’

    CHICAGO — Education activists, led by the Chicago Teachers Union, are staging what they call a “Day of Direct Action.” They are protesting the education policies of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Governor Bruce Rauner, president-elect Donald Trump and the school system. Among other things, the organizers want to stop the appointment of Betsy DeVos as education secretary; DeVos is an advocate of school choice for parents. They want all schools declared sanctuary zones; they want to raise taxes on the wealthy; […]

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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 […]