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.
The latest scrimmage in the race for governor finds the two major candidates dealing with the issue of domestic violence in the National Football League, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Emanuel: Custodial Contractors Can ‘Clean Up Their Desks And Get Out’ If They Fail To Fulfill Contract
Mayor Emanuel says the Chicago Public Schools will hold its cleaning contractors accountable, amid complaints from principals and announcement of layoffs among janitors, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel says he’s encouraged about the chances of Chicago being home to the planned Barack Obama Presidential Library.
Behind in the latest poll, Republican candidate for Governor Bruce Rauner is stepping up his attacks on what he calls the corruption of incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn.
The Chicago Public Schools have been hit with a lawsuit accusing the administration of violating the law when it comes to providing the public with information about how the district is run.
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is warning fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill against trying to score political points over President Obama’s plan to attack and destroy the Islamic State terrorists, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel is proposing an expansion of the city of Chicago’s curfew law to include somewhat older teenagers.
Chicago aldermen have taken a step towards getting rid of their own, controversial, inspector general and handing oversight over to the City Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
After months of negotiations, the Emanuel administration and housing advocates have outlined a unified vision for an ordinance to preserve many single-room-occupancy hotels in Chicago.
Chicago aldermen are recommending the City pay $1.25 million to the family of a man shot to death by police, allegedly while fleeing.
As President Barack Obama prepared to outline an expanded U.S. campaign to defeat an ultra-violent militant group in Iraq and Syria, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was offering a few ideas on what the president should include in his speech.
The city official tasked with monitoring the City Council for corruption and waste said he’d be happy to be out of work, if aldermen give real investigative power to someone else.
Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate on Thursday was leading the charge over the latest reports Republican challenger Bruce Rauner’s past support for reducing the minimum wage.
The City Council Aviation Committee has recommended the 40th Ward have a representative on the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission.
An influential Chicago Public Schools principal has said the district’s own figures show much of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s education reform plan isn’t working.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has signed an executive order requiring city contractors and their subcontractors to pay a minimum wage of at least $13 an hour.
In a Chicago Tribune story about the longtime friendship between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, it was mentioned that Rauner belongs to an invitation-only wine club with a six-figure initiation fee.
Taking aim at one of Governor Pat Quinn’s key constituencies, Republican challenger Bruce Rauner unveiled a coalition of veterans who support him on Tuesday.
Activists have said they are not giving up the fight to save a Washington Park neighborhood high school, but Chicago Public Schools officials have suggested the battle is pretty much over.
Mayor Emanuel says he’s committed to raising the minimum wage in Chicago to $13 an hour regardless of what happens at the state and federal levels, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.