Craig 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.
Berrios says the aldermen voted for the highest property tax increase in history, while he’s been doing outreach in communities of color.
“Congress by now should have passed a law to ban them. Period.”
The Democratic primary is a head-to-head contest between incumbent Assessor Joseph Berrios and newcomer Fritz Kaegi.
Assessor Joseph Berrios vows to make any changes recommended by an independent team that’s found fault with the county’s assessment system.
One North Side alderman is mourning 18th District Commander Paul Bauer and praising his work and his ideas about youth crime.
The men who are suing Chicago, the police and prosecutors for wrongful convictions said the police who coerced confessions from them did the same thing to others.
“The greater and more expanded use of naloxone is a key focus of our efforts.”
Governor Rauner said he’s very troubled by reports that a Think Tank he once relied on may be engaged in some questionable financial arrangements.
The Chicago Department of Public Health is adding another $500,000 to programs for opioid treatment services.
Toni Preckwinkle countered suggestions that the report was being delayed until after the primary election.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is supporting, and defending, Democratic candidate for Governor J.B. Pritzker.
A hearing officer ruled that there was a pattern of fraud in how Andrea Raila’s petitions were circulated and notarized.
Chicago officials are thanking residents for enduring the city’s latest icy covering of snow this week, but they warn more is yet to come.
The former head of Chicago’s police accountability agency says she is troubled by the latest reports of Chicago police officers being accused of robbing drug dealers.
The mayor accused Burgess of stealing half his spiel and sat down for a fireside chat.
Bob Fioretti says he’s asking the county’s ethics panel to look into more than 50 campaign contributions to Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
Senator Duckworth says she could agree to more border security funds in exchange for helping the Dreamers. But not the 25 billion dollars being talked about now.
South Side Congressman Bobby Rush joins West Side colleague Danny Davis in endorsing Fritz Kaegi for Cook County Assessor.
The State Board of Education is ready for “Round Two” of a pilot program, that officials from across the state say is letting them teach and judge students in a new way.
Planned Parenthood of Illinois Action said it has endorsed multiple candidates in the past but it’s not typical.