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 Washington D.C. He says that it is an honor 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.

Chaplain: Gun Violence Should Be Treated As An Epidemic

Rev. Michael Hayes, a chaplain at the Loyola University Medical Center, says gun violence is an epidemic and should be treated that way. 

14 mins ago

Lake County Offers Mental Health ‘First Aid’ Workshops

The target audience is professionals who work with young people. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.

19 hours ago

With Soda Tax Gone, County Board Looks To Close $200M Budget Gap

“We’re not going to be able to raise revenue, we’re going to have to cut,” Commissioner Jeff Tobolski (D-McCook) said.


Duckworth: Ending ACA Subsidies Affect The Most Vulnerable

Senator Tammy Duckworth says President Trump’s order ending the subsidies for health insurance marketplaces is going to push many people out of being able to afford the healthcare that they need.


Emanuel Donates Weinstein Campaign Contributions To Charity

Mayor Emanuel has donated more than $10,000 in campaign contributions he received from disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to charity.


Aldermen Seek Coordinated Effort To Combat Opioid Crisis

Aldermen unanimously approved a resolution urging President Trump and Governor Rauner to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency


County Gets Nearly $2M Grant For Bail Reform Efforts

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says there’s more work to do because many minorities stay behind bars while waiting on their cases.


BGA: New Tax Credit For Private Schools Have Monetary Advantage Over Public Schools

The head of a government watchdog group said there seems to be an imbalance built into the new tax credit for private and religious school students that is part of the new school funding formula.


State Of The Art Facilities Unveiled At Three Chicago Schools

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public School officials have cut the ribbons on three facilities within the school system.


Police To Get Rid Of “Booking Rooms” in Illinois Schools

A new state law will get rid of so-called “Police booking rooms” in Illinois schools, something advocates say results in “criminalizing” students unnecessarily.

WBBM Newsradio–09/28/2017

Woodlawn Pastor Opens New Community Job Training Center

Rev. Corey Brooks unveiled the Project HOOD Leadership and Economic Opportunity Center at a former Walgreens store at 63rd and King.


Police Headquarters

At Issue: Chicago Police Union Seeking To Block New Use Of Force Policies

Chicago FOP President Kevin Graham said the new rules violate the department’s union contract, because the changes were not negotiated.


Mayor: “All Hands On Deck” To Woo 2nd Amazon HQ To Chicago Area

Amazon expects to hire as many as 50,000 people full-time to work at a new second headquarters over the course of several years.


Police Oversight Agency Missing Key Element At Launch

City officials and community leaders are still working out the creation of a civilian advisory board.


Pawar, Running Mate Emphasize Public Housing Needs

Democrat Pawar is supporting his running mate Cairo Mayor Tyrone Coleman and his call for more federal and state help preserving public housing.


Illinois Applies For Federal Assistance For July Flood Victims

IEMA director James Joseph said their assessment found more than 3,200 homes in northern Illinois were damaged by flooding.


Volunteers try to save farmer Bill Kennedy's home in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, from floodwaters after the Army Corps of Engineers intentionally broke a nearby farmland levee to relieve pressure on the downtown's levee in August 1993. The town is a historically significant 18th century French settlement.

For Former Gov. Edgar, Harvey Sparks Memories Of Great Flood Of 1993

“A lot of people don’t appreciate how devastating a flood is. Once you get water in your house, your house is never the same,” Edgar said.


Measure Would Crack Down On Businesses That Buy Stolen Smart Phones

It’s backed by Mayor Emanuel, whose teenaged son was mugged for a cellphone. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.


City Panel Cracks Down On Rideshare Price-Gouging

When the CTA shut down service on the Brown, Red and Purple lines for a few hours earlier this month, people who used the Uber and Lyft to get to work were hit with higher fares.


At Issue: School Official Running For Governor

Bob Daiber is the Regional Superintendent of Schools in Downstate Madison County. He says some of his local districts will have trouble making payroll if the school funding crisis isn’t resolved.



Watch & Listen LIVE