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
  • Pilsen cafe robbed for the third time

    CHICAGO — A popular, family owned cafe in Pilsen has been robbed three times since December. La Catrinia is located on 18th Street. Last Friday and this Monday, thieves broke into the cafe and stole computers and money. The suspects apparently got in through a window. The family is devastated by the series of break-ins. Friends and loyal customers want to help the family owned business. So they have set up a GoFundMe page to replace the money that was […]

  • Police investigating 2nd shooting on Eisenhower Expressway in 10 hours

    CHICAGO — A shooting shut down much of the inbound Eisenhower Expressway overnight. State police say someone in one car shot at another car, and forced it off the road and onto the embankment at 17th Avenue. The driver of the second car suffered no gunshot wounds. Investigators spent four hours searching the expressway for shells, and found several. The shooter drove away. Police are trying to get a description of his car. It was the second shooting on the Eisenhower […]

  • Man shot by ICE agent on Chicago’s Northwest Side

    CHICAGO  —   A man was shot by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent early Monday morning on Chicago’s Northwest Side. It happened at about 6:20 a.m. in the 6100 block of West Grand Avenue. The family says the man who was shot, 53-year-old Felix Torres did not have a gun, but federal agents says one was pointed at them and that’s why they fired.  Torres was struck in the left arm and seriously injured. 36th Ward Alderman Gilbert Villegas says […]

  • Chicago FOP chief to meet with Trump admin, plans to ask for help

    CHICAGO — The president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police flew to Washington Monday morning for a meeting on Chicago’s gun violence with members of the Trump Administration. Dean Angelo tells WGN News it’s unclear when the meeting will take place and whether President Trump will be there. He was assured it would be early in the week. Angelo says he’s excited for the chance to speak on behalf of 12,000 officers who are doing their jobs under the cloud of public […]

  • 1 dead, several wounded in violent day across Chicago

    CHICAGO — A violent day across Chicago left one person dead and several people wounded in shootings. A 19-year old man was shot in the face in the city’s Lincoln Square neighborhood. Police say it happened in the 2800 block of West Balmoral just after 7:30 p.m. The victim is in serious condition. Earlier, the city’s South Side, three teenage boys were also wounded by gunfire. A 20-year-old male was shot in the 6600 block of S. Laflin. He was […]

  • One person is dead, two others injured in North Side shooting

    CHICAGO – Three men were shot on Chicago’s North Side overnight and one of those men died from his injuries. It happened at about 12:30 a.m. in the 6300 block of North Broadway Avenue in the Edgewater neighborhood.   Police say two men were shot after they stepped off a party bus that had pulled over and stopped near a Dunkin Donuts. Someone pulled up in a dark-colored SUV and fired several shots.   Witnesses say they heard 4-5 shots. […]

  • Chicago bakery makes Chance the Rapper cookies to help support Chicago Public Schools

    CHICAGO — Alliance Bakery in Chicago calls Gov. Bruce Rauner to “do his job.” Alliance Bakery also offers Chance's hat cookie option to benefit CPS. The 3 is fondant. Shortbread cookie @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/rn1zBwJkFn — Randi Belisomo (@RandiBelisomo) March 10, 2017 The bakery, located in Wicker Park, is selling Chance the Rapper cookies and donating a portion of the profit to SocialWorks Chicago, Chance’s nonprofit group that works to empower the youth. Alliance Bakery in Wicker Park making @chancetherapper cookies. @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/fSqs9H7Cwt […]

  • GOP presses forward with Obamacare repeal as doctors’ groups oppose

    WASHINGTON — After an 18-hour session, the House Ways and Means Committee has become the first to approve the Republicans’ Obamacare repeal bill. Opposition to the Republican health care bill strengthened Wednesday, as key industry groups that had supported Obamacare said the replacement backed by President Donald Trump could harm vulnerable Americans. But the White House and Republican congressional leaders brushed off criticism as they seek to fast track the legislation through Congress. Democrats made clear it wouldn’t be easy […]

  • Police investigating homicide in Wheaton home

    WHEATON, Ill. — Suburban police are investigating a homicide inside a home in Wheaton. Police were called to the home in the 1300 block of Woodcutter Dr around 6:45 p.m. Saturday. According to neighbors, a relative of 58-year-old Erin Leinweber found the longtime resident of the unit dead inside. However, those who live here say an unwelcome visitor came to her unit one month ago. A neighbor who did not wish to be identified said there was an incident when […]

  • Reward offered for information in Chicago synagogue vandalism

    CHICAGO —   Several groups are offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the man who vandalized a synagogue downtown. Surveillance video captured the vandal smashing a window at the Chicago loop synagogue early Saturday morning. The vandal also placed two swastikas on the front doors. $500 of the reward was offered by community activist Raul Montes, Jr. $2500 is from the Anti-Defamation League. As Chicago Police are processing fingerprints left on the Clark Street doors, windows and the backs […]