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
  • 3-year-old boy among 7 wounded in Englewood shooting

    CHICAGO — A 3-year-old boy was among seven people wounded in a single shooting in Englewood on Friday night. The attack happened about 8 p.m. Friday in the 1600 block of West 65th Street, according to the Chicago Police Department. A 3-year-old boy was shot in his left shin and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said. A 27-year-old man was shot in his torso and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where […]

  • Late Indiana lawmaker’s husband charged in attorney’s slaying

    CROWN POINT, Ind. — The husband of a late legislator is charged with murder in the shooting death of a northwestern Indiana attorney. William Landske, the widower of late Republican state Sen. Sue Landske of Cedar Lake, was charged Friday in the slaying of 64-year-old T. Edward Page of Hobart. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports court documents state the 83-year-old Landske told police he shot Page at the attorney’s home Wednesday because he was upset over tax work that had […]

  • Ex-Chicago man indicted for trying to join Islamic State

    CHICAGO — A federal grand jury has indicted a former Chicago man for trying to join the Islamic State group. Justice Department officials announced Friday that 21-year-old Faress Muhammad Shraiteh, who now lives in Israel, is charged with one count each of conspiring to and attempting to provide material support and resources to IS. Each count is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The indictment alleges Shraiteh and two others conspired to join IS and traveled in May […]

  • At least 7 people robbed at gunpoint in Lakeview, Lincoln Park

    CHICAGO — At least seven people were robbed at gunpoint early Friday in Lakeview and Lincoln Park, police said. In each incident, two men with a gun approached victims and stole items before running away. The first attack happened about 2 a.m. Friday in the 600 block of West Arlington Place, according to the Chicago Police Department. Two men, ages 28 and 32, were walking in an alley when two armed robbers displayed a gun and stole the victims’ wallets […]

  • Willow Creek lead pastor, elder board step down following Bill Hybels scandal

    SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. — The lead pastor at Willow Creek Community Church, Heather Larson, and the entire elder board have announced they are stepping down following allegations of sexual misconduct against Rev. Bill Hybels. The announcement was made Wednesday evening at a service at the South Barrington church. “As hard as I have tried I simply have not been able to get the momentum we need to address the issues to bring about the fresh start,” Larson said to the congregation on […]

  • Wrigley Field turned on the lights for its first night game 30 years ago

    CHICAGO – What’s taken as normal now seemed very weird three decades ago. Back then, a flip of a switch and flicker of lights over Wrigley Field seemed sacrilegious, a dastardly act that sacrificed tradition in the name of money-fueled progress. Now it’s just another night at the Friendly Confines. Time has a way of making the unusual feel comfortable – and 30 years has done the trick on the North Side. Three decades ago Wednesday – August 8, 1988 – […]

  • Walmart on North Avenue temporarily closed due to mouse droppings

    CHICAGO – The Walmart on North Avenue has been temporarily closed due to mouse droppings, according to officials. Customers at the Austin Walmart, 4650 W. North Ave., were being turned away Tuesday evening due to the store’s temporary closing. A green notice from the health department was posted on the store that said, “license suspended.” Alderman Emma Mitts, 37th Ward, said she was told the health department inspected the store five days ago and found mouse droppings. They came back […]

  • Heavy rains causing flooding issues across Chicagoland

    CHICAGO – Heavy rains hit  the Chicago area Tuesday afternoon and caused problems on the roadways and at the airports. As of 4:10 pm, 2.18" of rain fell in under 1 hour at #Chicago O'Hare. 0.68" occurred between 3:43pm and 3:51pm. Flash flooding is likely occurring over northern Cook County. #ilwx — NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) August 7, 2018 Drivers reported  flooding issues on roadways, including viaducts. Flooding at Ravenswood & W. Irving Park ⁦@WGNNews⁩ pic.twitter.com/8VXLjQrDqc — Dana Rebik (@DanaRebikWGN) August […]

  • Arsonist on bicycle set four fires in South Loop, police say

    CHICAGO — Police are looking for a man who set fire to at least four city trash cans in the South Loop early Friday. Between 3:45 and 4:10 a.m., police said, the man rode up to garbage cans on a blue bicycle and set fires. The arsons were caught on camera. The incidents occurred in the 1300, 1400, 1500 and 1700 blocks of South Michigan Avenue, according to the Chicago Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to call the […]

  • ‘I was stunned’: Man recalls comments that led to CEO’s resignation

    CHICAGO — After he was accused of making racist comments earlier this summer, the president and CEO of the Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) resigned. Now, some Latino lawmakers say there’s still work to be done. “I’ve never experienced that in my professional career — to have someone talk to me the way he did,” said Raul Garza, CEO of Aunt Martha’s, an organization that provides foster care and health care services to people across Illinois. Garza is referencing Bruce Johnson, […]