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 —The Archdiocese of Chicago says the first Catholic priest to adopt a child is under investigation for allegedly sexual abusing a minor in 1974. The archdiocese said in a news release Thursday that Cardinal Blase Cupich asked Rev. George Clements to step aside from ministry pending the outcome of the investigation. The 87-year-old Clements is retired but the diocese says he still assists at area parishes. The release says Chicago Police notified the archdiocese about the allegations. The archdiocese […]
CHICAGO — A judge ordered no bail for a man charged in the fatal shooting of a Northwestern Ph.D. student last September. Diante Speed, 20, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Shane Columbo. Police said Columbo was an innocent victim caught in the crossfire on Sept. 2, 2018 as he waited at a bus stop near Howard Avenue and Clark Street in Rogers Park. Cook County assistant state’ attorney James Murphy said Colombo […]
JOLIET, Ill. — A large factory fire in Joliet sent massive plumes of black smoke billowing into the sky, which could be seen for miles. It caused a bottleneck on I-80 east bound as people slowed down to try to get a look. Some saying they could feel the heat as they drove past. Closer up, firefighters tried to get control of the blaze at the International Chimney Corporation on Amherst Court, calling it a fully involved chemical warehouse fire. […]
CHICAGO — The FBI out of Indianapolis is offering a $10,000 reward for information on a Gary woman’s whereabouts, who they believe could have been kidnapped. Sidne-Nichole Buchanan, 27, was last seen July 27 at the Wiz Khalifa concert at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park and has not been seen or heard from since. Her family reported her missing two days later, and believe she could be in danger. Buchanan’s mother and grandmother said they are worried sick […]
CHICAGO— The mother of a 19-year-old man who was fatally shot in 2016 by a police sergeant in Englewood spoke out on Friday after the shooting was found justified. Karonisha Raye said she and her whole family miss her son Kajuan dearly. She said the officer who shot her son should be fired and face criminal charges. Police Sgt. John Poulos shot Kajuan in November 2016 near 65th and Marshfield. Poulos thought he matched the description of a man involved […]
CHICAGO — Chicago police are searching for a man considered to be “armed and dangerous” in connection to an attack in Lincoln Park. A community alert was issued for Adam Bramwell, 32, for a carjacking and an aggravated battery on July 13 on Fremont Street. Police said there are two warrants out for the arrest of Bramwell. Anyone who encounters Bramwell is urged to call 911. According to police, citizens should not approach him as he’s considered to be armed […]
CHICAGO — Chicago police say arson was behind an extra-alarm fire that injured five adults and a child at a West Side apartment building Monday morning in South Austin. Fire broke out just before 5:30 a.m. Monday inside a four-story building at Laramie Avenue and Congress Parkway on the West Side, according to the Chicago Fire Department. As more than two dozen residents rushed to escape, they found stairwells blocked by flames. Rescue crews arriving on the scene spotted residents […]
CHICAGO — The Illinois National Guard is set to deploy about 400 soldiers to Afghanistan in what officials say is the largest mobilization of Guardsmen and women from the state in nearly a decade. The Chicago Tribune reports that members of the 178th Infantry Regiment that’s headquartered on Chicago’s South Side and has companies from as far away as the Peoria area will start leaving this weekend to start a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of “Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.” […]
CHICAGO — Four juvenile girls have been arrested in connection with an attack on a 15-year-old girl with special needs that was captured on video. Police said the girls, ages 13, 14, 15 and another 15-years-old, have been charged; three with Aggravated Battery and one with Mob Action. Detectives said there are more people, aside from the four charged, who were involved. The 15-year-old girl’s maternal grandmother, Charlie Mae Harris, said she is happy to hear of the arrests, but […]
CHICAGO — Red flags are flying above beaches across Chicago Sunday, a warning for everyone to keep their distance from shore and avoid dangerously powerful waves that could pull them into Lake Michigan. “The water levels are extremely high, close to record levels right now. With that, any wind conditions can cause forcible waves to come beyond the bike paths and break walls on shore here,” said CFD Deputy District Chief Jason Lach. “That means people can get swept away […]