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
  • 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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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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    Funnel cloud, downed trees reported in Crystal Lake overnight

    No one was hurt but there’s a lot of work ahead for a Crystal Lake family whose house was struck by lightning early today. Scott DeBates almost slept through the storm that left his Crystal Lake home uninhabitable. “Then all of a sudden the whole house shook,” DeBates told WGN this morning.  “My son got up, I got up and looked around, looked outside and couldn’t see any of the trees down.” He went back to bed but minutes later […]


    Thousands of fans hit Grant Park to watch U.S.-Germany World Cup match

    Grant Park came alive Thursday as thousands of soccer fans gathered to watch the World Cup at the Petrillo Music Shell. The United States faces Germany at 11:00 a.m. But the city is cracking down on fans, not allowing any public alcohol consumptions. The city and the park district agreed to ban beer sales. No drinking will be permitted on Metra trains going to the game, or returning from the game either. A big 27-foot video screen is carrying the […]

  • Blackhawks take Game 5, lead series 3-2

    The captain came to the rescue. Jonathan Toews scored the go-ahead goal in the third period as the Blackhawks defeated the Wild 2-1 in Game 5 at the United Center to take a 3-2 lead in their series. Game 6 will be Tuesday night in Minnesota. MORE AT CHICAGO TRIBUNE

  • Couple pregnant for second time with baby having congenital defect

    Aidan Rubenstein’s energy and personality are big enough to fill a room — a townhouse for that matter — filled corner to corner with love and mementoes of his now 3-year-old life. His parents, Neil and Amy, happily hover over each of these moments. None of them, they know, were ever guaranteed. Just three weeks before Aidan’s arrival, their doctor saw ultrasound images of the couple’s son and told them this: “His stomach is here, his heart is here, it’s […]

  • Man charged in murder of special ed teacher

    A reputed gang member who’s charged with shooting to death a special education teacher and wounding two others is scheduled to face a bond judge Thursday. 23-year-old Dominique Hodrick is accused of killing 58 year-old Betty Howard and wounding a man and a woman at a realty office at 79th and Evans in the Chatham neighborhood on May 29th. Howard worked at the Kale Realty office in the 700 block of East 79th Street as a second job. Police say […]

  • Same-sex marriage legal state-wide

    County clerks across the state are prepared to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Illinois became the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage when Governor Quinn signed a bill into law last November. The law officially went into effect Sunday. Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, last June, 14 federal judges have declared same-sex marriage bans illegal. Nearly 44 percent of Americans live in states that offer same-sex marriages.


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