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.
City government is using money from the tax on electronic cigarettes to expand the health clinic at the John Drake Elementary School into a full service primary care health center.
Retailers were speaking out Wednesday amid published reports Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is considering a new tax on sugary soft drinks, up to a penny an ounce.
Fourteenth Ward Alderman, Edward M. Burke and 11th Ward Alderman Patrick Thompson held a news conference, on Wednesday to urge CPD to make a quick-clotting gauze available to officers.
They say the revenue-generating increase would trickle down to people who use the laundromats. WBBM Political Craig Dellimore reports.
A group of religious leaders stood outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office on Thursday, demanding changes and more citizen involvement in plans to replace the Independent Police Review Authority, but some aldermen were preaching patience on the effort to create a new police watchdog agency.
The new tennis facility is finally breaking ground in the Washington Park Community.
The City of Chicago announced Wednesday it will build a new, state-of-the-art library at Altgeld Gardens, in partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority.
Illinois party members are in Cleveland this week for the expected nomination of Trump. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports.
In a speech to the City Club of Chicago in December 2014, the presumptive Republican candidate for vice president shared his story.
The incumbent admits fundraising is a little harder among Republican donors because of uncertainty over Trump’s candidacy.
Aldermen have given preliminary approval to a proposed ordinance that would make most companies in the city give their workers mandatory sick days off.
A top Republican lawmaker said it’s likely the Illinois General Assembly will reach an agreement on a stopgap budget deal soon, but long-term solutions might take a while.
Diana Rauner heads the Ounce of Prevention Fund, an early childhood education group that has joined a lawsuit over the state budget impasse.
Chicago aldermen might not have completely shed their label as a rubber stamp, but with Mayor Rahm Emanuel significantly weakened in his second term, the City Council has grown more independent.
Gov. Bruce Rauner said a group of lawmakers trying to craft a budget deal seems to be making good progress, and he’s encouraged about possibly reaching what he calls a “grand compromise.”
Key aldermen are not buying the Emanuel administration’s latest proposal to regulate so-called “house sharing” rentals like Airbnb, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Some Republicans in Springfield have criticized legislation that would change the way education money is distributed because they say it does too much for Chicago when the city isn’t doing enough for itself.
Cook County Commissioner Peter Silvestri wants Springfield to change the Cook County Circuit Court clerk from an elected position to an appointed one, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
(CBS) — The top GOP lawmaker in the Illinois House says he can’t predict how having Donald Trump at the top of the Republican ticket will shape state and local races here, reports WBBM’s Political […]
Governor Bruce Rauner is baffled that the Illinois State Board of Education says Chicago Public School finances don’t warrant a school takeover, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.