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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
  • Rauner: ‘Rough’ weeks ahead for Illinois lawmakers

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — There’s a standoff in Springfield, Ill., and what was supposed to be the conclusion of the legislative session Sunday wasn’t so at all. Democrats call Governor Bruce Rauner’s ideas extreme. Republicans say the middle class can’t stomach another property tax hike. Now, the House will remain in continuous session this summer. A Democratic legislature plus Illinois’ new Republican governor added up to no budget at the scheduled end of session Sunday, and leaders from both parties aren’t […]

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    Chicago marks Memorial Day with ceremony at Grant Park

    CHICAGO — Chicago officially marked Memorial Day with a 21 gun salute and ceremony in Grant Park Monday morning. Special recognition was given to two local service members killed in the past year; Army Private Aaron Toppen of Frankfort and Marine Corps combat photographer Sara Medina of Aurora. The land of Lincoln has lost 255 troops since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks.  

  • Racist graffiti posted on high rise door

    Someone painted a racial slur in bright red letters across the door of one South Loop resident’s home. It’s inside a high rise apartment building in the 16 hundred block of South Prairie. The resident says the incident must have happened sometime late last night or early this morning, and considering the building has a doorman and security, she suspects it may be one of her neighbors. Chicago Police say they are investigating the incident.  

  • CHICAGO,IL :  Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls goes up for the layup against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the United Center During Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 10, 2015 in Chicago,Illinois NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

    Cavs beat Bulls 86-84 on James’ buzzer-beater; series tied 2-2

    CHICAGO — The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls Sunday afternoon at the United Center on a game-winning shot by LeBron James at the buzzer to even the series 2-2. Derrick Rose led the Bulls with 31 points, including a game-tying shot with just seconds left in the 4th quarter. Jimmy Butler chipped in with 19. James scored 25 points for the Cavaliers in the win. Things looked dire for Cleveland after James appeared to injure himself in the third quarter. He came up hobbling after colliding with Rose on an offensive drive, but was not […]

  • Hundreds line up for ‘Chiraq’ casting call outside St. Sabina

    CHICAGO — A controversial movie about Chicago’s gang violence drew big crowds in Englewood today. An open casting call for extras in Spike Lee’s movie “Chiraq” was held at Saint Sabina church. WGN’S Randi Belisomo reports hundreds lined up, hoping for their moment in front of the camera.

  • Cook County Sheriff’s Office holds seminar on campus sex assault

    RIVER GROVE, Ill. — First responders from local colleges and universities around are attending a training session on how to handle sex assaults on campus. This is the first of it’s kind. Officials say women on college campuses are not reporting sexual assaults nearly as frequently as they occur. Friday’s course at Triton College is an attempt to help campus police fix that problem and ensure students safety. The course will cover dynamics of assault, collecting evidence and documentation, and resources […]

  • Cardinal’s home parish part of special tribute

    PORTAGE PARK, Ill — During today’s funeral procession to All Saints Cemetery, there was a momentary pause in front of St Pascal. The Portage Park neighborhood was Cardinal George’s childhood parish. A large crowd gathered in front of the church to say their final goodbyes. WGN’s Randi Belisomo has more.

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    Visitation and funeral Mass details announced for Cardinal George

    CHICAGO — Funeral mass and visitation details for Cardinal George were announced late Friday night. They are as follows: Tuesday, April 21 1 p.m.                   Holy Name Cathedral Doors Open 2 p.m.                        Rite of Reception (Open to the Public) 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.     Visitation (Open to the Public) 7:30 p.m.                  Prayer Vigil for Priests and Seminarians (Attendance by Ticket Only) 9 to 11 p.m.             Visitation (Open to the Public) 11 p.m.                      Holy Name Cathedral Doors Close Wednesday, April 22 7 to […]

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    Chicagoans reacts to the passing of Cardinal George

    CHICAGO — After a valiant cancer battle, Francis Cardinal George died Friday. He was 78 years old. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued the following statement following the cardinal’s death: “Cardinal Francis George led a remarkable life of faith and service As Chicago’s first native-born Archbishop, his journey took him full-circle from growing up in Portage Park to serving in far-flung missions around the globe, and eventually back home to shepherd the City of Chicago towards a better future. He lent […]

  • Fans flock to Wrigley on Opening Day

    CHICAGO – And baseball is back at Wrigley Field. The  Chicago Cubs opened their 2015 season at home Sunday night. The North Siders took on the St. Louis Cardinals during a rare opening night game The Wrigley Field renovation project is still a work in progress.  

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