Dane Placko is a general assignment reporter at FOX 32 News and enjoys covering a variety of stories, from spot news to sports to features.
Placko was born in Chicago in the Rogers Park neighborhood. He moved with his family first to Arlington Heights and then Palatine, where he attended both Fremd and Palatine High Schools. He majored in history at the University of Illinois at Urbana, then began his career in broadcasting at WHO Radio and T.V. in Des Moines.
After a brief stop in Milwaukee, Placko returned home to Chicago and FOX 32 News in 1992, where he has received Emmy awards for spot news reporting and writing.
An avid gardener, Placko lives on the city's Northeast Side, and is best known among his colleagues as a long-suffering Cubs fan (not anymore, though!).
On what has traditionally become the busiest day of the year for online retailing, the world's largest online retailer is going into overdrive with more than 3,000 employees at a fulfillment center in south suburban Matteson.
Where do you go when you need to make 3,000 Thanksgiving dinners? You'll need a stadium-sized kitchen.
Team USA took to the field Monday for the first time in eight years. The men's soccer team is competing in this year's World Cup in Qatar, but all the excitement was still felt right here in Chicago.
The Advocate Trauma Recovery Center, which is now embedded in three Chicago area hospitals, is helping people recover, even after their physical wounds are healed.
U.S. Customs and Homeland Security officers showed off some of the $12 million worth of counterfeit goods seized coming into Chicago over the past year.
Since Russian troops invaded Ukraine in February, the United States has poured at least $18 billion in military and humanitarian aid into the war-torn country, and is poised to spend billions more.
An "act of hate" was discovered Thursday at the worksite of the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago's South Side.
In the back of a Hegewisch bar is a bit of magic, as a group of women who met on Facebook are turning thousands of plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless.
Currently, Reed is in the Lake County Jail after allegedly robbing two women at gunpoint in a Walmart parking lot.
How would you like to live at a mall? Well — it's happening at Fox Valley in Aurora.