Craig Dellimore

dellimore250 Craig DellimoreCraig 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.

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Aldermen Propose Changes To Improve Management, Staffing At City Mental Health Clinics

Some Chicago aldermen, mental health workers and others are proposing a new way for the city to help those who need psychological or psychiatric treatment, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

02/03/2016

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Suburban Attorney Files Petition To Get Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Kicked Off Illinois Ballot

A suburban attorney says he filed an objection to Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz being on the Illinois Primary ballot in hopes of bringing a court fight and help from Donald Trump, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore

02/01/2016

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Treasurer Say City Holding Banks Accountable For Promises To Invest In Impoverished Neighborhoods

Chicago’s treasurer says the administration is now holding banks more accountable for promises they make to invest in some of the city’s impoverished neighborhoods, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/31/2016

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Mayor Emanuel Meets With State Lawmakers To Discuss His Legislative Priorities

Ahead of tomorrow’s State of the State address by Governor Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with more than a dozen state lawmakers to discuss his administration’s legislative agenda and efforts on education and public safety, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/26/2016

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Emanuel Defends High Price For New Chicago Police Advisor Charles Ramsey

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending his hiring of a high-priced, former high-ranking Chicago Police official as the City’s Police Department makes reforms after the Laquan McDonald shooting, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/25/2016

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Illinois Advocate Looks Back On Progress Made By LGBT Community

One of Chicago’s leading advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is stepping away from his role in a matter of months and looking back on the work advocates like him have been able to do in recent years, reports
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/24/2016

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Church-Based Activist Group Calls For Creating Chicago Police Auditor To Enforce Reforms

A church-based activist organization has used the Martin Luther King Holiday to call on local officials to back reforms in the Chicago Police Department, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/18/2016

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Even Without Budget, Rauner Says He Is Proud Of His First Year Accomplishments

Governor Bruce Rauner may not be able to boats of passing a budget that’s shaken up Springfield, but he says there are still some accomplishments he’s proud of after his first year in office, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/17/2016

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Vote On Ordinance Giving City Inspector General Oversight Of City Council Postponed

An effort to bring Chicago aldermen under the city’s top investigative watchdog was derailed today in City Council.

01/13/2016

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Rauner Blasts Emanuel For ‘Tragic Failure Of Leadership’

As he began his second year in office this week, Gov. Bruce Rauner had some harsh criticisms of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

01/13/2016

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City Council Committee Recommends Confirmation Of Sharon Fairley As Head Of IPRA

The City Council’s Public Safety Committee is unanimously recommending that Sharon Fairley be confirmed as head of the Independent Police Review Authority.

01/12/2016

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One Year Since Taking Office, Gov. Rauner Continues To Stand Ground On Budget

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Governor Bruce Rauner’s inauguration, and there appears to be no end in sight for the budget impasse that has marked his time in office so far.

01/12/2016

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Aldermen Show Independent Streak, Delay Some Of Emanuel’s Financial Proposals

In what might be a new posture for the Chicago City Council, aldermen closely questioned just about every financial proposal the Emanuel administration brought before them at a Finance Committee meeting on Monday.

01/12/2016

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Committee Recommends Ordinance Give City Inspector General Jurisdiction Over City Council

A Chicago City Council Committee is recommending the full council approve an ordinance that would give City Inspector General Joe Ferguson jurisdiction to keep watch over the aldermen, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/11/2016

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Local Congress Members Make Statements With State Of The Union Guest Selections

Local Congress members seem to be trying to make statements in their selections of guests for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening.

01/11/2016

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Aldermen Seek To Force Vote On City Council Watchdog

A group of Chicago aldermen has announced plans to force a showdown over who will act as the official watchdog over the City Council.

01/07/2016

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Head Of Anti-Tax Group Calls Lake County Pensions Excessive

The head of an anti-tax group says the latest government pension survey of Lake County shows some outrageous payouts to retirees, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/06/2016

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Donna More Officially Launches Campaign To Unseat Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez

Lawyer Donna More, who’s hoping to unseat Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, has formally kicked off her campaign for that office Wednesday with a broadside at the incumbent, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/06/2016

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Emanuel Remains Confident In City Law Department After Judge Rules Attorney Hid Evidence

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he still has confidence in the city’s law office, even after a judge ruled that a city attorney hid evidence in the case of a fatal police shooting, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/05/2016

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Gov. Rauner Highlights Task Force Report Calling For Consolidating Local Governments In Illinois

Governor Bruce Rauner appeared in Oak Brook Monday morning to discuss streamlining costly local government entities in Illinois and ending the ongoing state budget impasse, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/04/2016

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