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.

Emanuel Rejects Stripping Aldermen Of Control Over Menu Program Money

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is siding with aldermen who want to keep more control.

04/22/2017

ID Program For Undocumented Immigrants And Others Passes Chicago City Council

The program will make it easier for undocumented immigrants, the homeless, ex-inmates and others to get the IDs and some city services.

04/19/2017

Some Call Push To Bolster Drug Safety At Pharmacies ‘Unrealistic’

Pharmacist groups have told the Chicago City Council that a measure to resolve safety problems at some drug stores would do more harm.

04/18/2017

Ordinance Aims To Protect Female Hotel Employees From Sexual Harassment

A South Side alderman is spearheading an effort to better protect female hotel workers against sexual harassment and assault on the job.

04/18/2017

Renewal For Extra CTA Patrols Gets Preliminary Approval

The City Council’s Public Safety Committee renewed agreements that would create more police patrols on CTA lines on city park district land.

04/17/2017

At Issue: Chicago Needs To Reduce Segregation, Advocacy Groups

Advocacy groups are sounding a warning that Chicago needs to reduce racial and economic segregation, or lose billions of dollars each year.

04/15/2017

LED Technology Set To Replace Most Of City’s Outdoor Lights

Preliminary approval has been given for a $160 million plan to convert most of the city’s outdoor lights to LED technology.

04/14/2017

Chicago Aims To Deliver On Western Access Road To O’Hare

A suburban congressman is working to rally mayors, county officials, lawmakers and others in a major push for the long-awaited road.

04/11/2017

Chicago Urban League Teaches African Americans Job Hunting Skills

The latest U.S. unemployment rate may not tell the whole story about joblessness in the city’s African American neighborhoods.

04/11/2017

Rauner Insists He’s Not Holding Colleges, Service Agencies Hostage

But he’s dug in when it comes to reforms he says Democrats must consider before he’ll sign off on a spending plan.

04/10/2017

Paul Vallas Named To Administrative Post At Chicago State University

The former head of the Chicago public school system says troubled Chicago State can “grow itself out of its problems.”

04/08/2017

Illinois Governor’s Race Could Be The Most Expensive One Ever

As billionaire J.B. Pritzker enters the race, a watchdog group said the campaign for Illinois Governor is likely to feature an unprecedented level of spending.

04/06/2017

Emanuel: Trump’s Slam Of Chicago Schools Is ‘Fake News’

Mayor Emanuel and local school officials were quick to respond to Trump’s claims that the “numbers are very rough.”

04/05/2017

Lisa Madigan Highlighting Recalls Of Children’s Products

The Illinois Attorney General said parents need to be aware there’s a growing number of dangerous products sold for children on the market.

04/04/2017

Finger-Pointing Over Lack Of State Budget Continues

This time, it’s Democratic state Sen. Don Harmon casting blame on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

04/04/2017

State Senate President John Cullerton

Illinois Senate President Backs Bill That Protects Immigrants

The Illinois Senate is moving forward with legislation that would offer immigrants more protection from federal immigration authorities.

04/03/2017

Emanuel Joins Groundbreaking For McDonald’s New Chicago Building

The 12-story building is expected to house businesses that serve the McDonald’s Corporation.

04/01/2017

Shooting

Emanuel: Those Responsible For South Shore Shootings “Evil, Depraved”

Emanuel said the people responsible for shootings that left seven dead in the South Shore neighborhood on Thursday deserve to be in jail.

03/31/2017

Treasurer Kurt Summers Wants $57 Million To Go To Violence Prevention

A Chicago alderman is proposing to use $25 million in extra city investment income to keep the streets less violent this summer.

03/30/2017

Measure In The Works To Restrict The Loudest Chicago Street Musicians

The sponsoring alderman is working on what he hopes is a harmonious compromise. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports.

03/29/2017

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