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.


Recent Articles
  • Gang member charged with ordering shooting that killed Chicago 2-year-old: police

    CHICAGO — Bond was denied for a man charged in connection to the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old. Known gang member Alexander Varela, 27, was charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated battery. Police said he is not the one who pulled the trigger, but that multiple witnesses told them he ordered the shooting. The shooting happened on Saturday Oct. 6 on the 2200 block of North Kilbourn Avenue in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side. An 18-year-old […]

  • Winning numbers drawn in $1B Mega Millions jackpot

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Mega Millions numbers that could win an estimated $1 billion jackpot have been announced. They are 15-23-53-65-70 and Mega Ball 7. The jackpot is the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history. Mega Millions says it may take an hour or two to determine if there is a winner. The odds of winning are a miserable one in 302.5 million. The prize has grown so large because no one has hit the jackpot since July 24, […]

  • Former suburban gymnastics coach charged with sexually assaulting student

    CHANNAHON, Ill —  A former gymnastics coach in the southwest suburbs is now behind bars and charged with sexually assaulting one of the girls he trained, although it’s not the first time he’s faced such accusations. Police arrested 68-year-old gymnastics coach Jose Vilchis Monday on charges he sexually assaulted and abused a teenage girl who was his student at I & M Gymnastics from 2012 to 2013. Vilchis’ bond was set at $3 million, which Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow […]

  • Mail carriers join search for missing postal worker

    CHICAGO — Nearly two weeks after 27-year-old Kierra Coles was last seen, her fellow postal workers joined the search effort Sunday in Chatham, passing out flyers with hopes someone will recognize her. Her close friends, family and co-workers say they’re especially worried because Coles is normally in close contact and accessible on social media platforms like Snapchat, according to Mack Julion, President of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Chicago chapter. “And so it was very unusual for her to come […]

  • Pence, Biden head to dueling rallies in fierce Indiana race

    INDIANAPOLIS — When Hillary Clinton belted back whiskey a decade ago in a northwest Indiana bar, it was celebrated as a sign of authenticity that helped her win a bitter primary over Barack Obama in the Rust Belt state. Now Sen. Joe Donnelly is hoping another Democrat with blue-collar appeal and presidential ambitions — Obama’s former vice president, Joe Biden — can deliver a similarly authentic message Friday during a campaign swing through the industrial, middle-class region. For Donnelly, victory […]

  • Community gathers to remember 1 of 2 men fatally shot in Rogers Park

    CHICAGO — A memorial was held Thursday evening to honor one of the two men who was fatally shot in the Rogers Park neighborhood. The community gathered inside Congregation B’nei Ruven Thursday night in memory of 24-year-old Eliyahu Moscowitz, who was fatally shot in the head on a pedestrian path in Loyola Park  on Oct. 1. Just 36 hours earlier, on Sept. 30, police said the same gun was used to kill 73-year-old Douglass Watts who was also shot in […]

  • Lake Co. officials seeing surge of accidental 911 calls from Apple Watches

    LAKE COUNTY, Ill. — Officials in Lake County have been seeing a rise of accidental 911 calls from residents’ smart watches. When Apple released its new watch about one year ago, it came with a new feature that lets users press and hold a button on the side of the device to call 911 for help. Since then, 911 call centers across the country, and in the Chicago area, have been experiencing a problem with accidental calls. When you wear […]

  • Drunken driver killed pregnant mother of 4, prosecutors say

    STREAMWOOD, Ill. — A Schaumburg man has been charged with DUI in a Streamwood crash that killed a pregnant mother of four on Monday. Hinigo Olvera, 67, of the 100 block of Barrett Lane in Schaumburg, is charged with aggravated DUI causing death. During a hearing Wednesday in Rolling Meadows, Cook County Judge Joseph Cataldo set bail at $1 million. Police said Olvera was driving a 2001 Toyota pickup truck that rear-ended a 1994 Oldsmobile being pushed by two people near […]

  • Pregnant woman, 29, killed while pushing stalled car in Streamwood

    STREAMWOOD, Ill. — A pregnant mother of four was killed Monday night when she was struck by a pickup truck while trying to push a stalled car in Streamwood. The driver of the pickup truck is in custody. No charges have yet been filed. The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. Monday as Aries Cobian, 29, and her cousin tried to push their stalled 1994 Oldsmobile eastbound on East Lake Street near South Park Avenue, according to police and relatives. As […]

  • Jury finds Jason Van Dyke guilty of 2nd-degree murder

    CHICAGO — A jury has found Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer charged with murdering Laquan McDonald, guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. He was found not guilty of official misconduct. The verdict was read around 1:50 p.m. Friday. The next court date is Oct. 31. Van Dyke faces four to 20 years in prison for second-degree murder; probation without prison time is also an option. Each count of aggravated battery carries […]