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.
CALUMET CITY, Ill. — An 18-year-old woman has died days after a double shooting at a Calumet City mall Thursday evening, prompting the shopping center to be placed on lockdown. Calumet City Chief of Police Christopher Fletcher said officers responded around 6 p.m. to reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman, later identified as Christin Ross, of Calumet City, seriously wounded. They were transported to the hospital. Ross passed away Saturday evening, […]
PARK RIDGE, Ill. — A teen boy was hospitalized Thursday after he was struck by a car while biking to school in Park Ridge. The 15-year-old boy on his bike around 9 a.m. near the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and Arthur Street when he was hit by the car. The teen was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in serious condition. The 75-year-old male driver who hit him stayed at the scene. Greenwood Avenue was shut down for several hours […]
CHICAGO — Police are investigating after an anti-violence activist was shot in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. Jermaine Kelly, 25, was shot Tuesday morning around 6:15 a.m. on the 7400 block South Vincennes Avenue. The englewood resident, who is also a volunteer with Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK), was waiting to drive two of his friends to school when he heard gunshots and realized he had been shot in the hand and thigh. Two months ago, Kelly was at a vigil […]
HAMMOND, Ind. — An investigation into the death of an infant in Hammond, IN is underway after her death was ruled a homicide. Officials say on Sept. 29 the mother of six-month-old Anayelli Avina called 9-1-1 around 7:30 p.m. and said something was wrong with her baby. The infant was taken by ambulance from the home in the Hessville neighborhood to St. Catherine’s Hospital in East Chicago. First responders notified police after taking the child to the hospital. She was […]
CHICAGO — A deported United States Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been granted citizenship Friday. Miguel Perez Jr., 39, made national news about 18 months ago after his citizenship was denied. The Afghan War veteran and green card holder served time in prison on a drug conviction. In February of 2010, Perez was convicted of selling more than two pounds of cocaine. Perez served seven years in the Army, but because he was not a U.S. […]
CICERO, Ill. — Six people were injured after a CTA Pink Line train collided with a vehicle near the Cicero stop Thursday evening. Cicero Police Supt. Jerry Chlada said a car traveling northbound on 47th Avenue near the Cicero station attempted to go around the train gates when it was struck by a westbound Pink Line train. The 21-year-old female driver of the vehicle was taken to MacNeal Hospital for minor injuries, the police superintendent said. A 15-year-old boy, who […]
CHICAGO — Police shot and killed a dog on the Northwest Side Thursday morning after they say it bit an officer who was responding to reports of a dog attack. According to Chicago police, a man and woman who were not owners of a pitbull were taking it for a walk in Logan Square around 11:45 a.m. Thursday on behalf of their friend. After the dog broke free from its harness and leash, they told police, it then attacked them […]
CHICAGO — The Lake County coroner has not made a positive identification yet on a body found in Gary, Indiana, but those who knew the missing Chicago teen think it’s their loved one. On Thursday evening, friends of 14-year-old Takaylah Tribitt met behind the Dearborn Homes Complex for a vigil and balloon release. According to a Chicago police missing person report, the 14-year-old was last seen on Sept. 10 at around 10 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Noble […]
CHICAGO — Chicago police announced late Wednesday that a teen’s claim that she was kidnapped and sexually abused in Humboldt Park was unfounded. Earlier, police released a community alert in which a 13-year-old girl said she was kidnapped by a man while walking in Wicker Park on Tuesday. She said she was beaten and taken to the Humboldt Park Lagoon where she was sexually abused. In a statement, police said, “after further investigation” the report “has now been classified as […]
CHICAGO — The trial of two men charged with first-degree murder in the 2015 slaying of a 9-year-old Chicago boy got underway Tuesday with a prosecutor noting the victim brought a basketball to a park while his alleged killers “brought guns.” Dwright Boone-Doty and Corey Morgan are charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Tyshawn Lee. Boone-Doty and Morgan are being tried together but before separate juries, each of which will only consider the evidence as it pertains to […]