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 — Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. “The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete,” Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a brief statement late Friday. He gave no details of the new evidence. Smollett, who is black […]
CHICAGO — Odds may still favor the eventual construction of former President Barack Obama’s $500 million museum and library in a public park along Chicago’s lakeshore, but it’s no longer a sure thing in the face of a formidable legal challenge by a parks advocacy group. U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey heard oral arguments Thursday on a key motion by city attorneys to toss a lawsuit by Protect Our Parks that aims to halt the Obama Presidential Center from […]
CHICAGO — Residents in Chicago and surrounding suburbs are reporting widespread issues with mail delivery — saying they’re missing bills, checks and other important packages. A United States Postal Service spokesperson said weather has played a factor in delayed or missing deliveries. USPS mail service was suspended for two days last week as record cold brought wind chills of 50 below. USPS has apologized for the inconvenience. “In my neighborhood, there’s a Facebook page, and one person said they didn’t […]
HIGHLAND, Ind. — A building at a large apartment complex in Highland, Ind., was damaged in a fire Friday. The fire broke out around 3 p.m. in a three-story apartment building at the Hampton in Highland Apartments in the 9500 block of Hampton Drive. The fire spread between the second and third floor. The entire 24-unit building was evacuated. 75 to 100 residents were displaced. Firefighters worked for roughly five hours to put the blaze out and fought the fire […]
CHICAGO — A group of cellphone thieves is targeting diners at Near North Side restaurants, police said. In nine separate incidents reported over the past two weeks, thieves entered restaurants under the guise of collecting money for a fundraiser, according to the Chicago Police Department. The thieves then distracted customers with flyers before grabbing victims’ cellphones and running outside, police said. The most recent incidents occurred during afternoon hours: on Jan. 21 in the 400 block of East Illinois Street on […]
MATTESON, Ill. — A burst pipe turned lives upside down at a Matteson apartment complex this week. The building’s 29 residents have disabilities and are considered low-income. People lost most of their belongings to flooding, which made the apartment complex uninhabitable. It all began about noon Saturday when a pipe burst in the building’s fire sprinkler system in the attic. Water cascaded to lower floors. The Matteson Fire Department responded, helping tenants evacuate. Over The Rainbow, the nonprofit organization that […]
CHICAGO — After snow and frigid weather, it’s now that time of year drivers in Chicago dread — pothole season. The Chicago Department of Transportation says it has as many as 30 crews out seven days a week, all looking to patch up the potholes. “We’ll be very busy; there are a lot of requests coming in,” CDOT Commissioner Tom Carney said. “That temperature change and the moisture change really opened up some holes in the streets.” Asphalt cracks as […]
WILMINGTON, Ill. — There are potential flooding concerns 60 miles southwest of Chicago in Wilmington. A 7-mile ice jam on the Kankakee River stretches east and west of I-55. The ice is so high that it almost touches the bottom of the I-55 bridge. With warmer temperatures and rain on the way, officials are concerned that as the ice thaws, homes may flood. Residents are being told they may need to evacuate on short notice. Members of the Wilmington Police […]
CHICAGO — Embattled alderman Ed Burke was out campaigning for re-election Monday, less than three weeks after he was charged with attempted extortion. He arrived to an event that was described as a private meet and greet between first responders and Burke at Doc’s Grey Horse Saloon on Chicago’s Southwest Side. The media was not invited inside. Burke arrived in a black Mercedes SUV, minus his security detail, which was removed after he was charged. Also Monday, Burke, a former […]
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — A 12-year-old girl has died after a snowbank collapsed on top of her outside an Arlington Heights church Sunday, police said. First responders were called to Rothem Church, 106 E. College Dr., about 2:40 p.m. Sunday, according to the Arlington Heights Police Department. Two girls, ages 9 and 12, were playing in a snowbank when a fort they had built collapsed on top of them, officials said. The girls’ families were attending a church service when […]