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.
GURNEE, Ill. — He went from an otherwise healthy teenager to wrestling with an addiction that nearly cost him his life. A varsity athlete at Warren Township High School in Gurnee, Adam Hergenreder started vaping when he was 16 using the popular Juul e-cigarette. “I would say 80% of the school was doing it already,” he said. “I just hopped on the bandwagon. The flavors were appealing too. The first one I tried was mint. … I found out about […]
CHICAGO — Two people were arrested after Chicago police chased a car through the South Side after reports of an attempted carjacking. The incident started at 102 Street and Union Avenue in the Fernwood neighborhood with a reported carjacking and ended near 99th and Halsted streets in Washington Heights around 4 p.m. Wednesday. SkyCam9 was over the high-speed pursuit until it ended near the Bishop Ford expressway. At that point, two occupants of a maroon Volkswagen Jetta got out and […]
CHICAGO — Two women are suing the City of Chicago and two convicted Chicago police officers after they say the officers used fake search warrants to raid their homes. After two raids in her home, Micaela Cruz said she and her four children were traumatized. “It’s actually terrorizing I get nervous, panic attacks, when I see the police or if blue lights come up behind me,” she said. In January 2018, Chicago police Officers David Salgado and Xavier Elizondo broke […]
BERWYN— A 35-year-old Plainfield woman is being charged with driving under the influence in a multi-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of her passenger, an off-duty Berwyn police officer. Around 6 a.m. Sunday, Illinois State Police said a box truck and a pickup truck got into an accident and stopped on two southbound lanes of I-55, just north of US Route 30 near Plainfield. Shortly after, police said 35-year-old Erin Zilka crashed into the stopped box truck in a […]
CHICAGO — With Chicago firefighters busy battling multiple blazes Sunday, fire officials are warning residents to watch out for unique hazards that can spark fires during winter months. Just after 1 p.m. Sunday, a fire broke out in the second floor of a condo building near Wrightwood Avene and Mildred Avenue on the North Side. The fire department says the unit’s owners were not home, as they had just bought the unit and were preparing to renovate it. Residents on […]
CHICAGO — The area is dealing with a sharp drop in temperatures Saturday night after a storm hit Chicago at exactly the wrong time to start the weekend. After Friday night’s snow and sleet, west wind gusts at 45 mph will cause any wet snow and slush to rapidly freeze. Wind chills will be between -10 and -20 Saturday night for the area and over -20 degrees in most of the area by Sunday morning. Snow began falling […]
MCHENRY, Ill. — A driver suffering a medical emergency crashed into a McHenry Starbucks leaving five people injured and causing the front of the building to collapse. First responders were on the scene after a red pickup truck smashed into the coffee shop on the 4300 block of West Elm Street around 4:45 p.m. Thursday. Police said the 53-year-old driver, from Lakemoor, suffered a medical emergency and will not be cited or charged. A 21-year-old Starbucks employee was transported in […]
MCHENRY, Ill. — Five people were injured after a car crashed into a Starbucks in McHenry causing the front of the building to collapse. First responders were on the scene after a red pickup truck smashed into the coffee shop on the 4300 block of West Elm Street around 4:45 p.m. Thursday. Police said the 53-year-old driver, from Lakemoor, suffered a medical emergency. He will not be cited or charged. A 21-year-old Starbucks employee was transported in critical condition and […]
George Anderson has already spent half of his life behind bars, and he will remain there after a judge denied his appeal for a new trial Thursday. Alleging he experienced abuse at the hands of three former Chicago police detectives associated with infamous commander John Burge, the 57-year-old Anderson was appealing for a new trial. However, Judge William Hooks ruled Thursday afternoon that Anderson will remain behind bars, serving a life sentence for the murders of two children back in […]
CHICAGO — A big winter storm could bring dangerous conditions to Chicagoland as we head into the weekend. A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect until 3 p.m. Sunday for McHenry and DeKalb counties. Winter Storm WARNING in effect Fri 9PM-Sun 3AM for pink counties. Mix of freezing rain/sleet is likely this evening, possibly mixed w/ snow overnight. Heavy snow is likely late Sat aft-eve. 3-7" snow totals expected. Travel will be significantly impacted at times. #ilwx pic.twitter.com/cYT8e08gZY — […]