Dana joined WGN-TV in 2014 as a reporter. Prior to WGN-TV she worked at Fox, CBS and ABC affiliates in Seattle, Memphis and Oregon.
An Emmy nominated reporter, Rebik’s investigative work has resulted in tightening DUI laws, strengthening state day care licensing regulations after a baby’s death and uncovering security flaws within the state prison system. Dana has also won numerous awards for her work from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Rebik graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor’s in Journalism, Broadcast News and Political Science. She is originally from Chicago, and is thrilled to return to her home town of as a part of the WGN-TV news team. When she’s not working, Dana enjoys cooking, skiing and spending time with her husband and two children.
For the latest weather updates, visit wgntv.com/weather. CHICAGO — A dangerous and potentially deadly heat wave threatens much of the continental United States, including Chicago, with dozens of record high temperatures both in the daytime and in the evening expected this weekend. The storms pushed back the start time of the National Weather Service’s Excessive Heat Warning for the Chicago area, which will now go into effect at 10 a.m. Friday and last until late Saturday. Over 700 flights have […]
CHICAGO — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in a Chicago jail without bond on sex-related charges, saying that the R&B singer had failed to convince the court that he would not commit new crimes if released. U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber handed down the ruling after Kelly was arrested last week. He faces 13 federal charges in Chicago and New York, including having sex with minors and trying to cover up the crimes by paying off […]
CHICAGO — The City of Chicago is putting the brakes on the developer behind “Windy City Rehab” by revoking their permit privileges for one year, citing a pattern of unsafe work conditions and building code violations. In May, the Department of Buildings revoked the permit privileges for Greymark Development Group, the company owned by co-star Donovan Eckhard, city spokesman Gregg Cunningham confirms. The City cited issues involving at least 11 properties renovated by Greymark, including: working without permits, working beyond […]
CHICAGO — Days after a fire tore through a transient hotel on Chicago’s West Side, residents are still struggling to find housing. A fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the New Parie Hotel on the 2800 block of West Washington Boulevard in East Garfield park neighborhood. The five-story building was evacuated and dozens of tenants were displaced. Since then, they have been without a place to live. Some have had to sleep out on the street. Beverly Haywood […]
Chicago — 66 people were wounded in shootings in Chicago over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Five were killed. The numbers come despite increased efforts by Chicago police to saturate high crime and traffic areas. The numbers are fairly similar to shooting statistics in recent years. Last year, 58 people were shot and 10 were killed. The year before 87 people were wounded at 14 killed.
CHICAGO — A fire tore through a transient hotel on the West Side Saturday night, forcing those staying there to spend the night on the streets. Now neighbors in the East Garfield park neighborhood are stepping in to help. A fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the New Parie Hotel, on the 2800 block of West Washington Boulevard, and the five story building was evacuated. Dozens of tenants were displaced, and three people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation. […]
CHICAGO— The National Weather Service issued a beach hazard statement on Saturday because of dangerous swimming conditions, including strong rip currents. Waves could be up to 6 feet high in some places along the lakefront. Waves were washing onto the lakefront bike path near Oak Street Beach. Some people were still swimming, boating and even jet skiing. Around 1:30 p.m. at Diversey Harbor, the Chicago Fire Department said a small boat started taking on water with nine people aboard and […]
CHICAGO — A man was killed in a shooting near a CTA bus stop on Chicago’s West Side Friday. A second man was critically wounded. Police said the two men were near the CTA bus stop under the Laramie Green Line station in the South Austin neighborhood around 7 p.m. when they were shot. Witnesses told WGN News two men in a car pulled up, got out and began shooting at the two men who were standing near the bus […]
CHICAGO — A motorcyclist was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash in the city’s Cragin neighborhood. The accident happened around 9:40 p.m. Thursday on Diversey Avenue near Lavergne Avenue. A man was driving his motorcycle eastbound on Diversey, when he was rear-ended by a black SUV and launched into a pole. Friends identified the man at Nicolas “Chato” Garcia, 36. Witnesses told WGN News they believe the victim and the driver got into a verbal argument several blocks away […]
CHICAGO — The family of the woman who was struck and killed by a CTA Red Line train last week is asking why no one helped the woman before the train hit. Officials said Felon Smith, 37, was waiting on the 69th Street platform last Thursday when she dropped her phone on the tracks and tried to retrieve it. She was still on the tracks when she was struck and killed by a northbound train. Smith’s sister, Brandy Martin, admits […]