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
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    Visitation and funeral Mass details announced for Cardinal George

    CHICAGO — Funeral mass and visitation details for Cardinal George were announced late Friday night. They are as follows: Tuesday, April 21 1 p.m.                   Holy Name Cathedral Doors Open 2 p.m.                        Rite of Reception (Open to the Public) 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.     Visitation (Open to the Public) 7:30 p.m.                  Prayer Vigil for Priests and Seminarians (Attendance by Ticket Only) 9 to 11 p.m.             Visitation (Open to the Public) 11 p.m.                      Holy Name Cathedral Doors Close Wednesday, April 22 7 to […]

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    Chicagoans reacts to the passing of Cardinal George

    CHICAGO — After a valiant cancer battle, Francis Cardinal George died Friday. He was 78 years old. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued the following statement following the cardinal’s death: “Cardinal Francis George led a remarkable life of faith and service As Chicago’s first native-born Archbishop, his journey took him full-circle from growing up in Portage Park to serving in far-flung missions around the globe, and eventually back home to shepherd the City of Chicago towards a better future. He lent […]

  • Fans flock to Wrigley on Opening Day

    CHICAGO – And baseball is back at Wrigley Field. The  Chicago Cubs opened their 2015 season at home Sunday night. The North Siders took on the St. Louis Cardinals during a rare opening night game The Wrigley Field renovation project is still a work in progress.  

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    Convicted killer who escaped jail in Kankakee captured in Chicago

    CHICAGO — A convicted killer who escaped from Combs Detention Center in Kankakee Wednesday is now in Chicago police custody. Kamron Taylor, 23, was taken into custody Friday evening on an unrelated gun charge in the 9200 block of South Stony Island. At about 9 p.m., Chicago police responded to a call of a suspicious person, as the officers approached, Taylor fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, Taylor was placed into custody and was found to be in possession of a loaded […]

  • Faithful celebrate Good Friday, Passover around Chicago

    CHICAGO — People around Chicago and around the world are celebrating Good Friday and the beginning of Passover this weekend. At the South Loop synagogue, the Jewish faithful remember the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. Passover lasts eight days. Also today, Christians are marking Good Friday. It is a religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week. On the near West Side, thousands of Christians were […]

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    Candidates both cast early ballots Thursday

    CHICAGO — Both mayoral candidates cast their early ballots Thursday. Early voting for Chicago’s mayoral runoff contest is double that of votes cast during the early voting period in February. Mayoral Rahm Emanuel did so downtown at the Chicago Board of Elections. Challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia along with his wife voted in their Little Village neighborhood. So far, more than 100,000 voters have taken advantage of early voting in the heated race. Garcia also picked-up the endorsement today of 5th […]

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    Chicago police officers save man’s life at Midway Airport

    CHICAGO — Two Chicago police officers were recognized Friday for helping save the life of a man who suffered a medical emergency at Midway Airport. It’s the second time this week officers have been hailed as heroes for taking quick action for saving a life. Stationed at Midway Airport, officers Walter Bland and John Munoz moved without hesitating to help an older man in distress on Thursday. The man was inside Harry Caray’s waiting for a flight when his heart stopped. Munoz, who […]

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    Chicago postal worker fatally shot on his way to work: police

    Anthony Hayes, 27, had just entered his blue Dodge Charger and was headed to work for his 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. shift as a postal carrier Tuesday when his family, home in the 2800 block of W. Warren, heard gunshots- more than ten in all. “Someone drove their car next to his and fired into the driver’s side of the vehicle,” said his older sister, Veronica Hayes. Hayes was killed instantly. His parents and four siblings say they have […]

  • Funeral for Notre Dame’s Rev. Hesburgh held Wednesday

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Doors were open Wednesday evening for Rev. Theodore Hesburgh’s funeral. Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn were expected to be among those in attendance, as was legendary Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz. Around 10,000 people also attended a visitation held overnight.    

  • Garcia, Emanuel cross paths Monday as runoff approaches

    CHICAGO — Incumbent Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia crossed paths Monday in the campaign for Chicago mayor. They both worked for votes during a Pulaski Day celebration at the Polish Museum of America in the West Town Neighborhood. Their close encounter came as a new poll was released showing Garcia and Emanuel in a dead heat heading into next month’s runoff. A poll of a thousand voters by Ogden & Fry has Emanuel leading Garcia 42.9% to 38.5%. […]


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