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.
CHICAGO — Thursday was the first day of the Chicago Teachers Union strike, and thousands of teachers marched through the Loop after a rally outside of Chicago Public Schools headquarters. About 25,000 Chicago Public School teachers hit the picket line at 6:30 a.m. after rejecting the district’s contract proposal Wednesday evening. This is the first time CPS teachers have gone on strike since 2012. Chicago is the nation’s third largest school district. Classes will be canceled Friday as the CTU […]
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — A summer country music concert benefitting veterans was canceled at the last minute. Now two months later, the promoter is speaking out for the first time on what he said went wrong, as hundreds of people still wait for ticket refunds. The “Freedom and Dignity Festival,” an event benefitting local veterans, was supposed to be held Aug. 10 at the Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg. When Kari Tamillo of Roselle found out one of her favorite country music […]
CHICAGO — People who have grown up in Chicago have become accustomed to the threat of a teachers strike every few years. However, some may be wondering: Do Chicago teachers have it better or worse than their peers in other cities? Teachers strikes are becoming more common. There were 24 of them across the country in 2018, which was the most walkouts on record in a single year. As Chicago teachers are poised to strike on Thursday, WGN took a […]
CHICAGO — A 3-year-old boy shot in the head while he was in the backseat of a parked car late Sunday is listed in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery Monday morning, family members say. Lavontae Jackson spoke briefly in front of Comer Children’s Hospital early Monday after hearing about what had happened to his younger brother King Goodman. “He’s in stable condition, he’s good,” Lavontae said. According to police, the 3-year-old was in the car along with his […]
CALUMET CITY, Ill. — An 18-year-old woman has died days after a double shooting at a Calumet City mall Thursday evening, prompting the shopping center to be placed on lockdown. Calumet City Chief of Police Christopher Fletcher said officers responded around 6 p.m. to reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman, later identified as Christin Ross, of Calumet City, seriously wounded. They were transported to the hospital. Ross passed away Saturday evening, […]
PARK RIDGE, Ill. — A teen boy was hospitalized Thursday after he was struck by a car while biking to school in Park Ridge. The 15-year-old boy on his bike around 9 a.m. near the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and Arthur Street when he was hit by the car. The teen was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in serious condition. The 75-year-old male driver who hit him stayed at the scene. Greenwood Avenue was shut down for several hours […]
CHICAGO — Police are investigating after an anti-violence activist was shot in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. Jermaine Kelly, 25, was shot Tuesday morning around 6:15 a.m. on the 7400 block South Vincennes Avenue. The englewood resident, who is also a volunteer with Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK), was waiting to drive two of his friends to school when he heard gunshots and realized he had been shot in the hand and thigh. Two months ago, Kelly was at a vigil […]
HAMMOND, Ind. — An investigation into the death of an infant in Hammond, IN is underway after her death was ruled a homicide. Officials say on Sept. 29 the mother of six-month-old Anayelli Avina called 9-1-1 around 7:30 p.m. and said something was wrong with her baby. The infant was taken by ambulance from the home in the Hessville neighborhood to St. Catherine’s Hospital in East Chicago. First responders notified police after taking the child to the hospital. She was […]
CHICAGO — A deported United States Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been granted citizenship Friday. Miguel Perez Jr., 39, made national news about 18 months ago after his citizenship was denied. The Afghan War veteran and green card holder served time in prison on a drug conviction. In February of 2010, Perez was convicted of selling more than two pounds of cocaine. Perez served seven years in the Army, but because he was not a U.S. […]
CICERO, Ill. — Six people were injured after a CTA Pink Line train collided with a vehicle near the Cicero stop Thursday evening. Cicero Police Supt. Jerry Chlada said a car traveling northbound on 47th Avenue near the Cicero station attempted to go around the train gates when it was struck by a westbound Pink Line train. The 21-year-old female driver of the vehicle was taken to MacNeal Hospital for minor injuries, the police superintendent said. A 15-year-old boy, who […]