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.
With his boss up for re-election in February, the man in charge of snow removal for Chicago said Tuesday that city crews are ready for the coming winter, even if there’s a repeat of last year’s brutal conditions.
Governor Pat Quinn is standing by his administration’s policy of ordering mandatory quarantines for those returning to Illinois after being exposed to Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Governor Quinn was using a tech-savvy North Side company to make the case that he is bringing thousands of jobs to Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
For any voters bewildered by all the attack ads and rhetoric in the race for Governor—or any other major contests—there’s a website that wants to help you sort through noise.
A top Emanuel administration official was embarrassed Thursday when a rather large bug showed up while he was testifying at a Budget Committee hearing.
Kurt Summers Jr., former chief of staff to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, pledged to keep his eye on where he came from as he faces new challenges plaguing the city’s pension funds.
As federal officials stepped up efforts to prevent an outbreak of Ebola in the U.S., Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised local health workers for the steps taken to quickly evaluate two people who became ill on flights to Chicago from West Africa.
Budget Committee Chairwoman Carrie Austin (34th) said she doesn’t understand how Khan can sue the city for more money in his budget, blaming him for running out of money to fund his investigations.
Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely confirms that she’s leaving her job for the private sector, and soon, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The Chicago City Council has begun hearings into Mayor Emanuel’s proposed 2015 budget, and aldermen are asking questions about the spending plans, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The budget Mayor Emanuel will present to the City Council tomorrow will hold the line on some key taxes, but reportedly commuters will face another hike in the tax on parking, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Amid the festivities of Chicago’s Columbus Day Parade, the major party candidates for governor were discovering the usual ways to lob accusations at each other, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The Libertarian Party candidate for Governor is rejecting Republican Bruce Rauner’s statement that a vote for him is wasted.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel side-stepped questions about whether the city should pay reparations to some victims of police torture under notorious former Police Cmdr. Jon Burge, who recently was released from prison.
Mayor Emanuel says he wants to see another Great Chicago Fire Festival next year, despite the way the climax of this year’s celebration fizzled out, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
As he ramps up his campaign for mayor, Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) has released a new poll suggesting Mayor Rahm Emanuel is more unpopular in Chicago than rush hour traffic or the Fox News Channel.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was pressuring the Food and Drug Administration to quickly approve a nasal spray that can treat heroin overdoses in an emergency.
The Chicago City Council’s most powerful alderman has labeled the fizzled Chicago Fire Festival the “fiasco on the river” and he wants to total up the losses, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel is standing firm against raising taxicab fares, even as he looks at other ways to allow regular cab drivers to make more money, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
“How could you have an airport that is so integral to the national and the international system with no backup capacity that one individual can have this impact?” Emanuel asked Wednesday.