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
  • Burglars are targeting Andersonville restaurants, bars

    CHICAGO — At least seven Andersonville business have been burglarized in recent weeks, according to police and business owners. In each incident, one or more burglars entered buildings through unlocked windows or by prying open rear doors, police said. Surveillance video shows two men leaving Big Jones, 5347 N. Clark St., carrying a safe. It’s the third time the restaurant has been burglarized this year. “They went straight to the office, took the safe — I couldn’t lift the thing […]

  • The story behind the home next to Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO — In baseball, there’s home plate, home runs, home field advantage, but just outside the home of the Chicago Cubs—305 feet from the marquee to be exact—is a home with a special connection to the Friendly Confines. For nearly 50 years, Dolores Wilson and her daughter, Dolly, have lived in the home at 1110 W. Addison St. in Wrigleyville. “We enjoy the crowds, you can hear the ‘boos’ and the ‘woos.’ It’s a lot of fun,” Wilson said. Every […]

  • Police: Body found after officer fatally shoots driver attempting to run him over

    PALATINE, Ill. — A Palatine officer responding to reports of a murder shot and killed a driver after he attempted to run him over early Sunday, officials say; police later discovered a woman’s body in a nearby apartment. Just before 2:00 a.m. Sunday, Palatine police responded to the Brockway Court Apartments after someone called 911 to report a murder there. After arriving on the scene,  officers were speaking to a resident outside when a vehicle leaving the parking lot drove […]

  • Negotiations between Geneva school district, teachers continue into the night

    GENEVA, Ill. — Negotiations are going late into the night Sunday as striking teachers and school district officials in Geneva try to reach a deal and get kids back in the classroom. Nearly 6,000 students have been out of school since the teachers went on strike Tuesday. As the strike continued over the weekend, sporting events and activities were cancelled. Final exams have been pushed back to January after the holiday break. Negotiations started at 3 p.m. Sunday in the district’s […]

  • Illinois ranked last in solving murders; Massive crime lab backlog a factor

    CHICAGO — Mothers who lost children to violence were part of hearing Monday to determine why it takes so long to solve murders in Illinois. Lawmakers gathered in Chicago to hear testimony from families and experts. Illinois is ranked the worst in the nation when it comes to solving homicides. “We have this backlog of DNA evidence that could potentially identify 750 murderers in the Chicagoland area,” Sen. Patricia Van Pelt said. “This is something that shouldn’t have happened.  We […]

  • Heavy snows and wind create dangerous road conditions, knock out power

    CHICAGO — Heavy snows and strong winds moved through the region Sunday evening, causing dangerous travel conditions on a busy day on the roads. A Blizzard Warning is now in effect in Cook County and the Chicagoland area, as well as DuPage, Will, Grundy, Lake, McHenry, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall and LaSalle counties through Monday morning. The winter weather has already caused the cancellation of over 800 flights out of O’Hare and Midway airports. Tom Skilling is tracking the storm as it crosses […]

  • Fellow officers, family, friends pay respects to Officer Jimenez at wake

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — On a cold and wet afternoon, those who knew and worked with Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez braved the weather to pay their respects in the northwest suburbs Sunday. A large white tent was set up as an overflow area outside the Oehler Funeral Home, as an outpouring of support was expected from both law enforcement and the public. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was one of the first to arrive, joined by Chicago Fraternal Order […]

  • Memorials held, funeral services set for victims of Mercy Hospital shooting

    CHICAGO — Friends gathered to remember Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez, who was killed in the mass shooting at Mercy Hospital on Monday. A memorial was held at Foreman High School on the Northwest Side, where Jimenez graduated 10 years ago. “Sam was a very bright spirit. I think many of you guys remember the good times we’ve had in these hallways at Foreman. Man, when he stepped into the room you felt his presence, period,” said classmate Lorenzo Logan. Teacher Rafael […]

  • Relatives of Officer Jimenez give thanks for the lives he saved

    CHICAGO — The Thanksgiving holidays are a time for family, and for the relatives of Officer Samuel Jimenez, the days since he was killed in the line of duty have been beyond difficult. “Even though he was a cousin to us he always felt closer like a brother. He was pretty much the brother I never had,” said Jimenez’s cousin Cecilia Ruiz. They remember him as the life of the party, someone who always wanted to make people smile and […]

  • Chicago police officer shot in vest after South Side traffic stop

    CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was shot in the vest after a suspect opened fire during a foot chase in the Gresham neighborhood Tuesday morning, according to police. A tactical officer observed a man “acting suspiciously” around 11 a.m. Tuesday and made a traffic stop near 87th Street and Ashland Avenue, according to CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson. Johnson said police have increased their presence in the area due to a gang conflict. Officers got out of their squad car […]