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
  • BlueLineRenovation

    CTA releases renovation timeline for 2 West Side Blue Line stations

    The upcoming renovation of much of the CTA’S Blue Line will mean a big headache for some West Side commuters. The line’s California Ave. rapid transit station will close for six weeks starting September 4th to accommodate a major upgrade; it will get a better platform, better lighting, new signs, new bicycle racks and more turnstiles. It’s expected to reopen on October 16th if all goes according to schedule. Then the Damen Ave. station will be closed starting October 20th. […]

  • 4 shot at nightclub

    4 shot outside Goose Island nightclub

    Four people were shot and injured outside a nightclub on Chicago’s Near North Side nightclub early this morning. Police say the shooting happened about 3:40 a.m. outside the club,  Hearts, at 1115 North North Branch Street. Two victims were found shot in the nightclub’s parking lot. Police say  a 37 year old man was shot in the left knee and a  29 year old man was struck in the right thigh and right armpit. Both victims were taken to Northwestern […]

  • Concerns grow over `transit desert` in Chicago

    More than 400 thousand Cook County residents live in “transit deserts” and face more difficulty and potential cost in getting around. A study, funded by grants and private philanthropy, from the Center for Neighborhood Technology defined a transit desert to be more than a half mile from a rail stop or at least one quarter of a mile from express bus service or a bus route offering service every 15 minutes or less. Researchers say four of the region’s five big job areas are […]

  • Thousands march in downtown Chicago protesting attacks in Gaza

    Thousands of Palestinian protesters and sympathizers demonstrated today in downtown Chicago at the Israeli Consulate. The protestors demanded an immediate halt to Israel’s military action in Gaza, where more than 400 people have been killed. They say there are a quarter million Palestinians in Chicago and they are not being heard. The consulate general released a statement in response to the marchers saying, “Today, is a tragic day. 13 Israeli soldiers were killed by the terrorist organization Hamas. We regret […]

  • Pro-Israeli and Palestinian supporters rally in West Loop

    Hundreds of pro-Israeli and Palestinian protesters rallied near the Israeli Consulate in the West Loop Tuesday. Chicago police officers assigned to the Mounted Unit kept the two sides separate at Madison and Canal. RELATED: FAA bans U.S. flights to airport in Tel Aviv, Israel for 24 hours More than 30 organizations that support Israel are making their voices heard. They are arguing Israel only wants peace, and has a right to defend itself. “The message is simple and clear: say […]

  • Cardinal George to help border children being housed in Chicago

    Cardinal George wants to reach out to the children who crossed the border illegally, and are now being housed in Chicago. George told the Sun-Times that the Archdiocese of Chicago has asked the federal government for permission to feed the 429 minors who are already here. He also wants to provide housing to others who have come to the U.S. to escape dangerous conditions in Central America. More than 57,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the border illegally since October.

  • 3 dead, dozens wounded in violent weekend

    Three people were killed and dozens wounded in another violent weekend in Chicago . 21 people were injured in separate shootings between Saturday and early Sunday. Among those killed was 28-year-old William Lewis. Lewis was in 1300 block of West Devon Avenue Saturday afternoon when a man walked up to him and started firing shots, police said. Lewis was hit in the back and died within an hour at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. The shooter fled the scene on […]

  • DeCarol Deloney-Cain

    Body of United flight attendant found in trunk of car

    Police believe they have promising leads into who killed a mother from Crown Point, Indiana. 54-year-old DeCarol Deloney-Cain was found Monday in the trunk of an abandoned car in Gary.  She was stabbed multiple times and suffered blunt force trauma to the head. The vehicle was located on a gravel road in some woods on the 2000 block of E. 22nd Street. Her body was wrapped up. “It had to be foul play, you know something like that. Maybe even […]

  • gutierrez

    Rep. Gutierrez calls on President Obama to stop deportations

    The fight over immigration reform between President Barack Obama and Congress is heating up, as the President appears to be determined to use his executive power to make reforms without action from Capitol Hill. Later today, Chicago Congressman Luis Gutierrez plans to call on President Obama to stop deporting immigrants.  Gutierrez says deportation is tearing apart families in Illinois and across the country.   The Chicago Democrat says Obama should do everything in his power to address the crisis that has […]

  • Pay-by-phone parking meter app incorrectly issuing tickets

    If you use the city’s new pay-by-phone parking meter app, don’t be surprised if a ticket arrives in the mail. It’s because hundreds of drivers who use the app have been wrongly ticketed. City officials started rolling out the new Park Chicago app in may. Since then, DNA Info reports more than 300 drivers have received tickets for an expired-meter violation, even though there was still time on the meter. A time gap between payment and a database update is to blame. […]


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