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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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    Cubs championship gear already a hot commodity

    CHICAGO — The first stop for many Cubs fans this Sunday was the store. Raise the Flag NL Champions shirts and locker room hats were the must-haves among the crowd of fans that were ready to shop when Dick’s on Clybourn opened extra early: 7:00 a.m. “It’s a long time coming. I’m a long time Cub fan, and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Not every day you get to wear one of these,” Junior Cazares said. Junior […]

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    Cubs fans celebrate all night long

    CHICAGO — Cubs fans are just as excited about advancing to the World Series as the team is. Some fans have been waiting their whole life to see it happen. Others say it invokes memories of loved ones who are no longer here to witness this historic win. It’s been 71 years since the Cubs have been to the World Series, 108 years since they have won it.

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    Cubs fans try to secure NLCS Game 6 tickets

    CHICAGO — It could be an historic night in Chicago. The Cubs are in a position to clinch a World Series spot for the first time since 1945. Fans lined up outside Wrigley Field all night, waiting for the box office to open — which it did at 8 a.m. Saturday. People in line were given numbers so there are not fights like last week. Many fans who don’t have tickets to Game 6 are still planning to watch it at […]

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    2 men shot near South Side elementary school

    CHICAGO – Two men were shot Monday afternoon near a South Side elementary school. The men were shot around 1 p.m. in the 2600 block of S. Federal. Drake Elem. bell at 4pm. Parents picking kids up early had not heard there had been shooting on block. More @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/424SNeuQub — Randi Belisomo (@RandiBelisomo) October 17, 2016 The victims were taken to the hospital. One man was shot in the face and is reported to be in critical condition.  The […]

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    Beloved neighbor found stabbed to death in South Side apartment

    CHICAGO — Lanique Ford went to the apartment of her favorite neighbor- and found him bleeding. “I came and saw him laying on the floor. I wiped him off and tried to give him CPR. Another lady came and tried to resuscitate him,” Ford said. 62-year-old Gene Williams had been stabbed several times in the abdomen. “He was out, and I was slapping him. I said ‘get up, Gene! Get up, Gene! Get up, Gene!'” Ford recalls. It was too […]

  • CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 15:  Miguel Montero #47 of the Chicago Cubs hits a grand slam home run in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game one of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 15, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

    Montero’s pinch-hit slam lifts Cubs over Dodgers 8-4

    CHICAGO –Miguel Montero snapped an eighth-inning tie with the third pinch-hit grand slam in postseason history, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 in their NL Championship Series opener Saturday night. Pinch-hitter Chris Coghlan was intentionally walked by Joe Blanton with two outs in the eighth, loading the bases and bringing up closer Aroldis Chapman’s spot in the batting order. Cubs manager Joe Maddon sent up Montero, who drove an 0-2 slider into the right-field bleachers for […]

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    Natural gas explosion injures 2 Nicor workers in Romeoville

    ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — Authorities say a natural gas explosion and fire at a townhouse complex in suburban Chicago has injured two utility workers. The explosion in Romeoville was reported Tuesday evening. Authorities say the explosion apparently stemmed from an earlier-reported gas leak. Two townhouse units were destroyed, but no area residents were reported injured. Authorities say two Nicor workers were taken to hospitals, including one in fair condition and one in serious-to-critical condition. The village of Romeoville says in a […]

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    City Council approves Emanuel’s new COPA ordinance

    CHICAGO — Chicago aldermen have approved the COPA ordinance backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that will revamp investigations into police shootings and officer misconduct. The vote in the Chicago City Council was 39-8 on Wednesday. Alderman Ariel Reboyras says the measure is “far from perfect but it shows we want to move forward.” The approval comes despite critics saying the measure isn’t strong enough to keep a close eye on a police force with a reputation for brutality. Civilian Office of Police […]

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    CPS announces hundreds of layoffs

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools has announced it will lay off about 250 teachers and staff members due to a steeper-than-expected decline in enrollment. CPS says total enrollment on the 10th day of the school year was 378,481 students, down 14,000 students from last year. The layoffs announced Monday are in addition to the more than 500 teachers and 500 support staff that were let go in August due to declining enrollment. The Chicago Teachers Union has threatened to strike […]

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    Chicago teachers set Oct. 11 strike date if deal not reached

    CHICAGO —  The Chicago Teachers Union has set an Oct. 11 strike date if the union fails to reach a contract agreement by then with Chicago Public Schools. Saying it’s time to move contract talks along, union president Karen Lewis said teachers will “withhold our labor” if an agreement isn’t reached by the strike date. She wouldn’t say if the two sides are close to an agreement. The union’s approximately 25,000 members walked out in 2012 for 10 days and staged […]