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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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    Rev. Jesse Jackson, politicians and clergy speak out against Trump’s AG pick

    CHICAGO — The Reverend Jesse Jackson was joined by politicians and clergy Sunday to oppose the nomination of senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General. WGN’s Randi Belisomo has the story.

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    First gun deaths, police-involved shooting of 2017 happen on Jan. 1

    CHICAGO — Two men shot and killed each other very early Sunday morning, and a man was shot while struggling with police Sunday afternoon, as the first day of 2017 also saw some of the first shooting incidents of the year. The first hours of 2017 were violent ones in several areas across the city, and at 4:25 a.m. Sunday, police say a 38-year-old man and 25-year-old man were shooting at each other in the Uptown neighborhood. They both were taken to Illinois Masonic, […]

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    6 armed robberies of Chicago delivery drivers this holiday season

    CHICAGO – A string of delivery truck robberies have been reported this holiday season. Since Nov. 30, there have been six armed robberies of FedEx and UPS drivers. On Wednesday, two FedEx delivery drivers were targeted by thieves. One happened at 80th and Saginaw. A 40-year-old FedEx driver was approached by a man in a ski mask who pulled out a gun then stole two packages from the truck before running away. Earlier in the day a different FedEx driver’s […]

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    Chicagoans rally and pray for people of Aleppo

    CHICAGO– The American Muslims for Palestine along with 14 other local organizations are gathering in prayer tonight for those suffering in Syria. The “Chicago Stands with Aleppo” rally is being held at Universal School in Bridgeview. Roughly three thousand people were evacuated from rebel-held districts in Aleppo Thursday after a five-year civil war. Military action reportedly ended in eastern Aleppo early in the day; rebel groups have held the city since 2012, but they have been forced back to smaller […]

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    Falling temps causing dangerous, icy conditions

    CHICAGO — There are dangerous patches of ice everywhere you may be walking today — on sidewalks, in alleys and in parking lots. It is slick. After a two-day storm that left between 3 and 8 inches of snow across the area the temperatures have dropped today. What was slush on roads last night, after being treated by city trucks is now ice. The Department of Streets and Sanitation Commissioner said Sunday that ground temperatures were on his side. They […]

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    City Council approves Chicago property tax rebate plan

    CHICAGO–The Chicago City Council has approved a property tax rebate to ease the sting of Mayor Emanuel’s record property tax hike. Homeowners making $75,000 or less can qualify for rebates of up to $200. The council is also expected to approve $4.3 million in payouts to people who were victims of police misconduct. The alderman Wednesday passed an ordinance to keep city workers from trapping coyotes. City officials say coyotes help kill rats . They say the city should spend […]

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    Manhunt continues for man who shot, killed railroad security officer in Harvey

    HARVEY, Ill. – The manhunt continues for a man considered armed and dangerous, after he shot and killed a railroad security officer in the South suburbs. According to his family, 38-year-old Tyrone Hardin of Merriville, Indiana was working one of his two armed security jobs at Canadian National’s Markham rail yard yesterday when he was alerted to an intruder. Hardin went to investigate and encountered the armed suspect. There was an altercation, and Hardin was shot. It all started around 4 p.m. […]

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    Fourth night of Trump protests held nationwide

    NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s presidential upset win sparked a fourth day of protests across the United States, with tens of thousands of protesters marching and railing against him. Saturday protests – held in big cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago as well as smaller ones, such as Worcester, Massachusetts, and Iowa City, Iowa – were largely peaceful, although two police officers were slightly injured in protests in Indianapolis. Demonstrators rallied at New York’s Union Square before […]

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    Victim of beating caught on video says bystanders did nothing, yelled ‘you voted Trump!’

    CHICAGO — Police continue to investigate the beating of a Trump voter in the Homan Square neighborhood. 49-year-old David Wilcox of Chicago said he got out of his car after a black sedan scraped the side of his Bonneville at Kedzie and Roosevelt on Wednesday. What happened next has drawn national attention after a bystander caught it all on video. Wilcox says he asked the driver for insurance information, and within moments he was being kicked and beaten by a group […]

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    Election officials watching polling locations closely

    CHICAGO — Election officials are keeping a close eye on the polling places to make sure there are as few problems as possible for voters. The Chicago and Cook County Board of Elections report some minor issues but no signs of fraud. In Logan Square’s Darwin Elementary School, the technology trouble started early. “When I walked in this morning, they were looking for a power cord. There was a malfunction or it didn’t fit,” said Dan Postelthwait. The electronic voting […]