Craig Dellimore, political editor for WBBM, joined the station in 1983 after working for several years with the Associated Press Radio Network in WashingtonD.C. He says that he been honored to take over a post masterfully manned by Bob Crawford, whose more than three decades of work set the standard for broadcast political reporting in Chicago.
During his time at WBBM, Craig has performed a variety of jobs, including anchor, managing editor, legislative correspondent and suburban bureau chief.
Craig says he has covered a number of national political conventions for WBBM, and that he enjoys the challenge of helping to inform listeners about important issues facing them. He also says he likes to get behind the traditional headlines and sound bites to illustrate why some political events are transpiring the way they have.
However, he says some of his most memorable stories have been outside of the political realm. Craig covered the tragedy of the 1994 crash of American Eagle Flight 4184 in Roselawn, Indiana. He also reported on the resilience of farmers and other Illinois residents along the Mississippi as they recovered from widespread flooding.
Craig also followed a west-suburban woman for over two years in her quest for a lung transplant which she eventually received. The story highlighted the growing need for organ donations.
Although Craig has done a lot of work outside the political spectrum, he says he really loves politics and his job.
Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely confirms that she’s leaving her job for the private sector, and soon, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The Chicago City Council has begun hearings into Mayor Emanuel’s proposed 2015 budget, and aldermen are asking questions about the spending plans, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The budget Mayor Emanuel will present to the City Council tomorrow will hold the line on some key taxes, but reportedly commuters will face another hike in the tax on parking, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Amid the festivities of Chicago’s Columbus Day Parade, the major party candidates for governor were discovering the usual ways to lob accusations at each other, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The Libertarian Party candidate for Governor is rejecting Republican Bruce Rauner’s statement that a vote for him is wasted.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel side-stepped questions about whether the city should pay reparations to some victims of police torture under notorious former Police Cmdr. Jon Burge, who recently was released from prison.
Mayor Emanuel says he wants to see another Great Chicago Fire Festival next year, despite the way the climax of this year’s celebration fizzled out, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
As he ramps up his campaign for mayor, Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) has released a new poll suggesting Mayor Rahm Emanuel is more unpopular in Chicago than rush hour traffic or the Fox News Channel.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was pressuring the Food and Drug Administration to quickly approve a nasal spray that can treat heroin overdoses in an emergency.
The Chicago City Council’s most powerful alderman has labeled the fizzled Chicago Fire Festival the “fiasco on the river” and he wants to total up the losses, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel is standing firm against raising taxicab fares, even as he looks at other ways to allow regular cab drivers to make more money, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
“How could you have an airport that is so integral to the national and the international system with no backup capacity that one individual can have this impact?” Emanuel asked Wednesday.
The Chicago STAR Scholarship, which stands for Students Taking Academic Responsibility, would be offered to CPS graduates with a grade point average of at least 3.0, and who place into college-level math and English programs, and enroll in one of the various so-called “pathways” at any of the seven City Colleges of Chicago.
The University of Chicago has just launched a training academy to teach the leaders of not-for-profit groups and local government to be better leaders, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
With the city of Chicago allowing so-called ride-sharing companies to operate under fewer restrictions than traditional taxi companies, the Emanuel administration and cab drivers have reached an unprecedented agreement on reforms to help the taxi cab industry.
President Barack Obama’s popularity might be wavering nationally, but it’s still pretty high in Illinois, and Gov. Pat Quinn was welcoming the president’s appearance at what’s expected to be a campaign fundraiser on Wednesday.
The election for Illinois Governor is still weeks away, but Republican candidate Bruce Rauner is trying to veto the idea of lawmakers voting to make permanent the 2011 income tax increase before he has a chance to take office.
Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and his Republican challenger Jim Oberweis verbally tangled over subjects ranging from gun violence and immigration to ethics in a meeting before the Tribune Editorial Board.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said the level of bombings seen in Operation Desert Storm would do more damage than the relative handful of missions now underway in Syria and Iraq.
Students, teachers and parents staged a big rally for so-called “school choice” at the Thompson Center today, trying to make sure their voices are heard in the debate over school funding.