Randi Belisomo

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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    Off-duty Chicago Police officer shoots man who beat him with a baseball bat

    CHICAGO –   An off-duty Chicago police officer shot and injured a man who hit him with a baseball bat late Saturday night on the city’s Northwest Side. It happened at about 10:30 p.m. as the off-duty officer walked near Schubert Avenue and Monitor Avenue. News Affairs released a statement saying the officer saw an “aggressive male holding his waistband area.” The unidentified officer, who is assigned to 19th District, announced he was an officer and then patted down the man. […]

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    Burnham fire leaves one dead

    BURNHAM, Ill. –   A fire inside a home in South Suburban Burnham has left one man dead. The fire started at 10:30 p.m. Friday at a home near 145th Street and South Bensley Avenue. James Bennett, 64, was taken to Franciscan St. Margaret Health Hospital in Hammond but died a short time later. No one else was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

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    Illinois Holocaust Museum hold humanitarian awards dinner

    SKOKIE, Ill. — The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center held its humanitarian awards dinner Thursday night. It was   a tribute tonight to Holocaust survivors, from those who help keep their stories alive. WGN’s Randi Belisomo has the story.

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    Primary Day: Voters hit the polls across Illinois, 4 other states

    It’s Election Day in Illinois. Polls have been open since early this morning.  Around 3 p.m. McHenry County judge  ordered all polling stations in the county to remain open until 8:30 p.m. after people were turned away this morning. McHenry County Circuit Court has ordered polling stations remain open until 8:30 p.m. to accommodate those who were turned away this morning — McHenry County, IL (@McHenryCountyIL) March 15, 2016   If Republicans are going to slow Donald Trump’s march to the […]

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    Protesters march near UIC ahead of Trump rally

    CHICAGO — A large crowd of demonstrators is marching near UIC ahead of tonight’s rally for GOP candidate Donald Trump. "Racist pig, anti- gay, Donald Trump go away," chant protestors louder and louder in street @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/Sk1mTNrWL5 — Randi Belisomo (@RandiBelisomo) March 11, 2016 Here's the scene as Trump protestors have moved onto Harrison @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/WBlzkevSGA — Randi Belisomo (@RandiBelisomo) March 11, 2016 Trump protestors have moved onto Harrison- CPD formed line and officers on horseback set to keep them […]

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    Presidential candidates, surrogates in Chicago area today

    CHICAGO — The Illinois primary is now one of the next big races. Ted Cruz is sending his wife and father to the Chicago area today for several events. Heidi Cruz has events at the City Club of Chicago, Homer Glen, and Park Ridge. John Kasich also came to the Chicago area, holding rallies in Lisle and Palatine. Cruz’s father has events in Bensenville and Dolton. Governor John Kasich will be in Lisle and Palatine today. On Tuesday, Bill Clinton campaigned […]

  • Man stabbed on CTA Red Line in Lakeview

    CHICAGO — A 26-year-old man was stabbed while exiting a CTA Red Line train early Sunday morning in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood. The incident occurred just after 3:30 a.m. at the Belmont station, according to police. Police say a black man, 5 feet 7 inches, 150 pounds with leopard print pants and long, strawberry blonde hair pepper sprayed the victim and then stabbed him in the abdomen. The victim was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital and is in stable condition. Area North […]

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    Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office gets full accreditation back

    CHICAGO — The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has come a long way in three years — from close to 30 serious deficiencies, bodies piling up at the morgue and long delays — to new accreditation from the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME). Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle called this a good day, as she joined Chief Cook County Medical Examiner Dr. Stephen Cina to mark the progress that came through overhaul and reform — necessary changes in […]

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    Lung transplant patients, Sen. Kirk ‘Hustle Up The Hancock’ today

    CHICAGO –  Illinois Senator Mark Kirk and a group of lung transplant patients are among thousands of competitors who will take part in the 19th annual ‘Hustle Up The Hancock’ this morning.    Four thousand people are registered to climb 94 floors to the top of the Hancock Building.   The climb is a fundraiser for the Respiratory Health Association and expected to generate more than one million dollars for research on lung and respiratory health. Senator Mark Kirk is […]

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    Aldermen urge settlement in Bettie Jones shooting case

    CHICAGO — Some Chicago aldermen are urging the city to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a woman shot and killed by Chicago police. Bettie Jones and Quintonio LeGrier were shot to death in late December, as police responded to a call at a West Side apartment. The officer was firing at LeGrier, but Jones was shot in the chest as she was standing behind a door she had opened for police. Jones’ daughter filed a wrongful death […]


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