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.
Mayor Emanuel took President Trump to task for not singling out neo-Nazis in his initial remarks.
The governor said he’d accept a compromise that restores some of the $250 million in state funding he vetoed for Chicago Public Schools.
The city’s online universal preschool application process has been given an upgrade to help parents looking for programs for their kids.
The rezoning would make it easier for new apartments, condos, and office buildings to be built along the North Branch of the Chicago River.
The aldermen demand aviation department stop stripping its police force of power and title before the City Council can hold hearings.
Seven of the eight Democratic hopefuls attended a public discussion at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights.
The online retail giant held a grand opening for its new workspace Monday.
President Trump said he and Russian President Putin agreed their countries would work on a cyber-security network — then walked it back. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.
State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said more than 100 prosecutors could be laid off if a judge doesn’t allow the soda tax to take effect by August.
“50 By 50” will feature $1 million worth of public art. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.
The preliminary spending plan keeps Preckwinkle’s promise not to raise any more taxes, but she said everything else is on the table.
The head of a prison watchdog group suggests a youth detention center in Southern Illinois is going overboard in handling some disciplinary cases among the teenagers there.
West suburban state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit sponsored a bill that would allow those harmed by hate crimes to seek additional damages from the perpetrators and require them to perform community service.
The City Council Housing Committee has approved a plan to encourage public safety personnel to move into high-crime neighborhoods.
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) said she is hopeful the Illinois House will work out a budget compromise before the end of the month.
The suburban congressman, a physicist, promises to fight the cuts to Fermilab and Argonne national laboratories. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.
Drivers are asking City Hall for help as the taxi trade takes increasing hits from ride-sharing services.
The state has already gone nearly two years without a balanced full-year budget,
The Illinois General Assembly is forging ahead with measures to overhaul the way Illinois distributes state tax revenue for public schools.
At a sometimes raucous hearing, the Zoning Committee advanced controversial plans for a mixed-income apartment building in Jefferson Park.