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.


Recent Articles
  • At least 1 dead in crash involving bus and semi in Gary

    GARY, Ind. — A multi-vehicle accident killed one person and injured three others in Gary, Indiana. A semi-tractor trailer and a medical transport bus crashed at 4th Avenue and Rutledge Street on Tuesday morning. A passenger in the medical vehicle, 57 year-old Kathy Flowers, of Gary, was killed. Two other people in the medical bus were injured, as was the semi-driver. Witnesses say the semi-truck wasn’t speeding, tried to stop, and had a right of way without a stop sign. Police […]

  • Conflicting narratives emerge about Comey’s firing

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Conflicting narratives have emerged about the rationale for the president’s dismissal of the FBI director and some in congress are warning of impeachment proceedings. As for James Comey’s message to his former staff, he wrote that the president can fire him for any reason or for no reason at all. Comey said he won’t spend time dissecting the decision and that he hopes they won’t either. That is not the case for the rest of Capitol Hill. Sources […]

  • ‘He is rejoicing with Him now’: Friends mourning Wheaton College student turn to faith to cope

    WHEATON, Ill. — The shock is still apparent at Wheaton College, the day after tragedy at a school track meet. Ethan Roser, 19, was a member of the men’s soccer team working as a track volunteer when he was killed during the hammer throw event. Tonight the school held a prayer service in his honor. Friends of Roser are turning to their faith in coping with his sudden death. Kevin Lynch first met the freshman transfer at the Christian, liberal arts college when […]

  • Faithful celebrate 150 years of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church at Jubilee Mass

    CHICAGO — On the day in which the Church celebrates what is known as Divine Mercy Sunday, Cardinal Blase Cupich celebrated mass at a church that is home to the Divine Mercy Chapel — one reason it is the only parish in the area open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, now in its 150th year. The Jubilee Mass at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church was filled with faithful families that came to worship with multiple relations in […]

  • The new tool local lawmakers want police to have to put a stop to texting and driving

    CHICAGO — Two Chicago Alderman want to let police use technology to catch drivers texting, like the way they catch people drinking and driving. Alderman Ed Burke and Anthony Beale introduced a resolution for the police department to consider using a “Textalyzer.” It’s a device, like a breathalyzer, but this connects to your phone. An officer would use it to see if a driver was swiping or typing moments before an accident. The device is not supposed to collect any […]

  • Woman shot and killed in Roseland neighborhood

    22-year-old Brittany Leflore, known as Bonnie, was shot and killed late Tuesday night on the 10700 block of South Indiana in the city’s South Side. Leflore was on her way home from a friend’s house when she was shot in her ankle and abdomen in the Roseland neighborhood, where she lived with her mother. Upon leaving Christ hospital, Leflore’s mother, was devastated and wanted everyone to know that her daughter could not have been the intended target. “It’s always the […]

  • Trump to push ‘Buy American, Hire American’ policy at Wisconsin visit

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to implement the “Buy American, Hire American” rhetoric of his campaign. The order looks to bolster protections for certain American-made goods and calls for a review of the H-1B visa program for skilled workers, with the goal of reforming the program, senior administration officials said. Trump will sign the executive order during a trip Tuesday to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he will tour the headquarters of […]

  • Girlfriend target in fatal shooting of judge

    CHICAGO — The man who authorities say drove the getaway car after a Cook County judge was gunned down outside his Chicago home will remain in jail. Police are still looking for the gunman who killed Judge Raymond Myles and wounded his girlfriend early Monday morning before the couple left the house to go to a gym. Joshua Smith, 37, was formally charged Thursday with first-degree murder, aggravated battery and obstruction. He was denied bail. He confessed to his role […]

  • Drive-by triple shooting in Old Town; gunman at large

    Chicago police are continuing their search for a drive-by shooter who wounded three people in the Old Town neighborhood. Two 12-year-old boys and a maintenance man were hit outside a mini-mart in the 1400 of N. Sedgwick Tuesday afternoon. All three are in stable condition. A gray Dodge Charger was seen speeding away. A police officer says he heard about 15 gunshots in all; at least one bullet shattered a store window. Police are looking for witnesses. Residents say the […]

  • Police seek second teen in case of sexual assault streamed on Facebook

    CHICAGO — Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced felony charges against a 14-year-old boy Sunday, including aggravated criminal sexual assault, as well as manufacturing and disseminating child pornography, for the sexual assault of a girl that was shown live on Facebook. A second warrant is out for the arrest of a 15-year-old, and police are seeking others responsible for luring the 15-year-old girl to a North Lawndale home, preventing her from escaping and gang raping the victim while streaming the attack on […]