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.
Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke (14th) and Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) have called for a requirement that all Chicago self-serve gas stations carry E15, which they said could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and might be less expensive than regular gasoline.
The start of construction on a new office building along the west bank of the Chicago River could change the riverfront landscape in more ways than one.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended the Chicago Public Schools’ use of what some would call a fiscal “gimmick” to balance its $6.8 billion budget for next school year.
The Committee on Public Safety on Thursday recommended the full City Council approve increased fines for those convicted of graffiti offenses from $750 to a range of $1,500 to $2,500.
The City Council Committee on Housing and Real Estate has recommended passage of an ordinance that would prohibit owners from tearing down single-room occupancy hotels, or converting them to condos for six months.
A frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was applauding his actions, if not his words, in the wake of a Chicago Tribune report finding thousands of erroneous red light tickets might have been issued during mysterious spikes in citations.
Suburban Congressman Peter Roskam is trying to keep up the Pressure on the Department of Energy to keep funds flowing for the clean-up of radioactive waste at the old Kerr-McGee factory site in West Chicago and other places, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The budget debate between Democrat Governor Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner now includes accusations of “flim-flamming” and “flip-flopping, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Kristi LaFleur acknowledges the original estimated price tag for the Northern extension of Route 53 is nearly $3 billion.
Business Affairs Commissioner Maria Guerra Lapacek said the audience on Saturday at the South Shore Cultural Center will include budding entrepreneurs and business owners looking to expand.
Aldermen grilled Chicago Public Schools officials on Tuesday about declining minority enrollment at some of the most renowned selective-enrollment schools in the city.
State lawmakers and others are calling on Governor Quinn to sign legislation that would increase regulations on so-called ride-sharing companies, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
It is part of a national settlement with Citigroup because of the bank’s misconduct in the sale of risky mortgage-backed securities
Union laborers throughout the Midwest have joined the call for passage of a long-term highway bill in Congress; and they said it’s not just about jobs, it’s about safety.
Officials at ComEd said, believe it or not, power outages from last week’s severe storms could have been worse, if not for the new “smart grid” upgrades the utility has made in the past few years.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Mayor Emanuel are differing on where the fingers should be pointed when it comes to federal anti-violence help, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the governor is shrugging off the news.
Minimum wage workers and community activists came to City Hall on Wednesday to say Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to gradually raise the city’s minimum wage to $13 per hour by 2018 is too little, too late.
Mayor Emanuel is urging the Chicago Cubs organization and rooftop club owners to try to come so some kind of meeting of the minds on Wrigley Field just days before the Landmarks Commission is set to consider plans to renovate the stadium, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Lt. Governor Sheila Simon is the latest to join the campaign-based call for Republican Bruce Rauner to disclose his full tax returns, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.