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
  • Court docs: Retired priest charged in Orland Park hit-and-run admitted to drinking

    ORLAND PARK, Ill. — A retired priest was charged Saturday afternoon in a hit-and-run crash that left one Orland Park Catholic school teacher dead and another injured. The Rev. Paul Burak, 73, was charged with aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident — both felonies. Police said Burak attended the St. Michael School’s Christmas party that both of the teachers attended Wednesday evening. The women were identified as Margaret “Rone” Leja, 61, a technology teacher, and Elizabeth Kosteck, […]

  • Minooka mom says high school student threatened to lynch her son

    MINOOKA, Ill. — A mother at a southwest suburban high school said her son was the victim of a hate crime after a student threatened to lynch him. Tesaxton Washington said her son, a senior at Minooka High School, was in class when he reached for a cookie that a student brought in. She said that student told her son, “If you touch my cookie, I will lynch you.” Washington said this same student has called her son the N-word […]

  • Chicago mayor fires top cop Eddie Johnson over ‘intolerable’ actions

    CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot terminated Chicago police Supt. Eddie Johnson effective immediately Monday, saying an investigation into an incident when Johnson was reportedly asleep in a vehicle revealed, “actions that are intolerable for any leader.” In October, Johnson was spotted slumped over the wheel of his black SUV near his Bridgeport home. In a press conference he called after the incident, Johnson initially said he’d forgotten to take his blood pressure medication and became lightheaded. But he later admitted […]

  • Many local mom and pop shops thrive on Small Business Saturday

    CHICAGO — Many local mom and pop shops do their biggest business of the year on Small Business Saturday. Under a grey and drizzly sky, several shoppers took advantage of big discounts and giveaways. At Timeless Toys in Lincoln Square, Christmas shoppers were looking for unique gifts you can’t find just anywhere. “We’re really here to find what the most appropriate and best toy for your kid is and not what the most popular item,” Timeless Toys shopkeeper Scott Friedland […]

  • Chicago officer involved in takedown video relieved of police powers

    CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer has been relieved of his police powers pending a review after a video on social media showed him throwing a man to the ground. A woman recorded a video of video at 79th and Cottage Grove Thursday afternoon, and posted it to Facebook. You can see the man’s head bounce off the ground. On Friday night, Chicago police confirmed with WGN News that the officer involved has been stripped of his police powers. “The […]

  • Police: 12-year-old boy grazed by bullet while playing video games in his bedroom

    CHICAGO — A 12-year-old boy is in fair condition after he was grazed by a bullet that came through the wall of his bedroom Thursday afternoon. According to police, the boy was playing video games in his room when gunfire erupted on the 100 block of west 114th Street in the Roseland neighborhood around 3:45 p.m. Thursday. A bullet went through the wood frame of a window, grazing the boy, who ran into the dining room to his family. After […]

  • Mall doors open to shoppers looking for early Black Friday deals

    CHICAGO — Malls opened their doors Thursday night for lines of shoppers eager for deals ahead of the holidays. While stores have remained open around-the-clock in the past, this year Woodfield Mall will close at midnight, and then reopen around 6 a.m. on Friday, when Black Friday deals kick in. WGN’s Dana Rebik braved the crowds to bring the latest.

  • Massive storms, high winds threaten Thanksgiving travel across US

    Two massive storms are pounding the US from Oregon to New York with a combination of snow, rain and high winds as millions of people take to the roads and skies ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. A High Wind Warning is in effect for the entire Chicago area until 6 p.m. Wednesday, with west to southwest winds gusting from 50 miles per hour to as much as 60 mph, with the strongest winds likely in the late morning into early afternoon. […]

  • Police: Buffalo Grove couple’s murder was ‘targeted attack,’ no one in custody

    BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — Police are investigating a double homicide after a husband and wife were found shot to death in Buffalo Grove. The shooting happened in the parking garage of the Cambridge on the Lake apartment complex in the 100 block of Lake Boulevard around 8:15 p.m. Sunday. Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens said the man and woman had just parked and exited their vehicle, when the suspect came up from behind and shot both of the victims […]

  • Student opens fire in California high school, killing 2

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th birthday, authorities said. The gunfire began around 7:30 a.m. at Saugus High School in suburban Santa Clarita, where Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responding to a torrent of 911 calls found all six students in a quad area. Security video showed the […]

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