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
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    Candidates both cast early ballots Thursday

    CHICAGO — Both mayoral candidates cast their early ballots Thursday. Early voting for Chicago’s mayoral runoff contest is double that of votes cast during the early voting period in February. Mayoral Rahm Emanuel did so downtown at the Chicago Board of Elections. Challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia along with his wife voted in their Little Village neighborhood. So far, more than 100,000 voters have taken advantage of early voting in the heated race. Garcia also picked-up the endorsement today of 5th […]

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    Chicago police officers save man’s life at Midway Airport

    CHICAGO — Two Chicago police officers were recognized Friday for helping save the life of a man who suffered a medical emergency at Midway Airport. It’s the second time this week officers have been hailed as heroes for taking quick action for saving a life. Stationed at Midway Airport, officers Walter Bland and John Munoz moved without hesitating to help an older man in distress on Thursday. The man was inside Harry Caray’s waiting for a flight when his heart stopped. Munoz, who […]

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    Chicago postal worker fatally shot on his way to work: police

    Anthony Hayes, 27, had just entered his blue Dodge Charger and was headed to work for his 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. shift as a postal carrier Tuesday when his family, home in the 2800 block of W. Warren, heard gunshots- more than ten in all. “Someone drove their car next to his and fired into the driver’s side of the vehicle,” said his older sister, Veronica Hayes. Hayes was killed instantly. His parents and four siblings say they have […]

  • Funeral for Notre Dame’s Rev. Hesburgh held Wednesday

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Doors were open Wednesday evening for Rev. Theodore Hesburgh’s funeral. Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn were expected to be among those in attendance, as was legendary Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz. Around 10,000 people also attended a visitation held overnight.    

  • Garcia, Emanuel cross paths Monday as runoff approaches

    CHICAGO — Incumbent Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia crossed paths Monday in the campaign for Chicago mayor. They both worked for votes during a Pulaski Day celebration at the Polish Museum of America in the West Town Neighborhood. Their close encounter came as a new poll was released showing Garcia and Emanuel in a dead heat heading into next month’s runoff. A poll of a thousand voters by Ogden & Fry has Emanuel leading Garcia 42.9% to 38.5%. […]

  • Mayoral candidates make final campaign push

    CHICAGO – Candidates will be doing some last minute stumping for votes today. They’ll head to church, in a last chance push to get undecided voters. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was out meeting voters in Bronzeville yesterday. “I often say the election is just not about the next four years, it’s about the next generation,” Emanuel said. A Tribune poll shows him with a solid lead heading into Tuesday’s election. But this weekend, each candidate has a last chance to push […]

  • Funeral held today for Ald. JoAnn Thompson

    CHICAGO — The funeral for 16th Ward Alderman JoAnn Thompson was today. The funeral started at 12 p.m. at Freedom Temple at 1459 West 74th Street. Thompson had been serving in the City Council since 2007. She was running for her third term in office. She is known for bringing a Whole Foods to the Englewood neighborhood and starting an annual music festival. Thompson died last Monday night from sudden heart failure. She was 58.

  • Health care deadline is Sunday; Where to get help

    The 2015 health insurance marketplace closes tomorrow, and deadline-driven Chicagoans are turning to care navigators like those working this weekend at Presence St. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. Since open enrollment began in November, 10 million Americans have signed up for a health plan. Navigators will be in place until 10 pm Saturday and Sunday. They are able to offer assistance in Spanish, Polish, Ukrainian and Russian. If you want to “get covered,” you still have tomorrow to do so. Come […]

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    Man shot by Chicago Police officers in Englewood

    Chicago police officers shot and injured a man on the city’s South Side early Saturday. Officers say the man was trying to park a car in the 1300 block of West 73rd Street in the Englewood neighborhood at about 12:30 a.m. The officers discovered the car was stolen and tried to approach the car and the driver. The 18-year-old man tried to drive off and slammed into the officers’ car and several parked cars. Officers told the driver to put […]

  • Major winter storm hits Chicago area

    CHICAGO — A major weekend snowstorm is threatening to put a damper on Super Bowl plans. Snow started falling late last night.  Up to 14 inches is expected in some parts of the area by Monday morning. And that’s not all.  Wind gusts as high as 40 miles-per-hour are expected this afternoon, turning this snowfall into a potential whiteout condition. A winter blizzard warning takes effect at 2 p.m. until midnight. Residents throughout the area hit the stores yesterday to stock up […]


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