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 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.

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Head Of Anti-Tax Group Calls Lake County Pensions Excessive

The head of an anti-tax group says the latest government pension survey of Lake County shows some outrageous payouts to retirees, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/06/2016

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Donna More Officially Launches Campaign To Unseat Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez

Lawyer Donna More, who’s hoping to unseat Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, has formally kicked off her campaign for that office Wednesday with a broadside at the incumbent, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/06/2016

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Emanuel Remains Confident In City Law Department After Judge Rules Attorney Hid Evidence

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he still has confidence in the city’s law office, even after a judge ruled that a city attorney hid evidence in the case of a fatal police shooting, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/05/2016

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Gov. Rauner Highlights Task Force Report Calling For Consolidating Local Governments In Illinois

Governor Bruce Rauner appeared in Oak Brook Monday morning to discuss streamlining costly local government entities in Illinois and ending the ongoing state budget impasse, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/04/2016

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Tio Hardiman Calls On Emanuel Donors To Withdraw Support Of Mayor

The former director of operation CeaseFire is trying to get the attention of Rahm Emanuel’s big money supporters as he continues the protests against police misconduct on the mayor’s watch, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

12/29/2015

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New Law Aims To Create Coordinated Alert System For Missing Senior Citizens

A new law going into effect January 1 is going create a coordinated alert system for senior citizens who have gone missing, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

12/28/2015

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State Sen. Says New Laws Will Will Reform How Police Use Cameras, Misconduct Investigations

A Chicago state senator says new laws goes into effect next month that will reform how police use cameras and how misconduct is monitored and investigated, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

12/21/2015

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Acting College Of DuPage President Seeks To Reassure Students After School Placed On Probation

The president of the scandal-plagued College of DuPage said students really haven’t been affected by a standoff on the community college’s board of trustees, but he expects the situation to be resolved within the next two months.

12/18/2015

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Latest CPS Offer Gets Frosty Reception From CTU

The teachers union is taking a dim view, but the head of the Chicago Public Schools is talking about a new contract offer in hopes of heading off a strike threat, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

12/16/2015

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Aldermen Expected To Take Up Issue Of City Council IG Early Next Year

Chicago aldermen expect to settle their debate over what kind of watchdog should watch over them early next year, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

12/14/2015

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Black State Lawmakers Say Many Social Agencies Still Suffering From Budget Impasse

African-American state lawmakers are pleading with the governor and legislative leaders not to forget those who are still suffering under the prolonged budget impasse, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

12/14/2015

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Lisa Madigan Says Serious Questions Remain Over Handling Of Laquan McDonald Case

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says serious questions and a lot of anger remains over how the Emanuel administration handled the Laquan McDonald case, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

12/13/2015

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Lisa Madigan Supports Recall Measures For Chicago Mayor, Other Elected Officials

The Illinois attorney general discusses the controversy facing Mayor Emanuel in the wake of a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a black teen.

12/11/2015

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Some Aldermen Calling For Hearings Into Emanuel Administration’s Involvement In Laquan McDonald Case

Some Chicago aldermen want to launch a City Council investigation into the Laquan McDonald case, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel administration’s involvement, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

12/07/2015

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Burke: “No Institutional Problem” At Chicago Police Department

A powerful alderman has defended the Chicago Police Department and ousted Supt. Garry McCarthy, as controversy over fatal police shootings continues to swirl around City Hall.

12/04/2015

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Suburban, Downstate Educators Say Funding Formula Unfair, But Change Unlikely

Educators in the suburbs and downstate agree the state’s formula for doling out money for schools is unfair, but it might be had to change things in the midst of a financial crisis, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

11/29/2015

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Human Service Agencies Scaling Back As State Budget Impasse Continues

Officials with the region’s social service agencies and their supporters says the ongoing state budget impasse is having a growing effect on the work that they are doing, or trying to do, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

11/22/2015

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Alderman Wants To Open Chicago’s Doors To Video Gambling, But Mayor Says No

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th) has introduced a measure that would open the doors for video gambling machines in Chicago, but would allow aldermen to ban the machines from specific areas, or entire wards.

11/19/2015

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Mayor Emanuel Defends Speed Camera Program Amid Reports Of Erroneous Tickets

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the worth of the city’s speed camera program in the face of reports of nearly $2.5 million in erroneous tickets being issued, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

11/18/2015

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New Ordinance Would Prohibit Fast-Tracking City Asset Sales

At today’s Chicago City Council meeting, Aldermen are expected to approve an ordinance that will shed more light on any plans to privatize City services or City assets.

11/18/2015

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