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.
While some states and localities are considering laws that require transgender people to use certain bathrooms and locker rooms, a religious group official feels separate facilities are the safest answer, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is shrugging off reports that Interim Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson’s fianceé is named in an investigation of alleged cheating on the last lieutenant’s exam, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago aldermen have given preliminary approval to a measure that will allow strip clubs that feature topless dancers to also serve alcohol, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Some Chicago aldermen say skyrocketing overtime for police officers means it’s time to hire more cops on the street, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
A respected urban planning group is calling for a significant hike in the state’s gasoline tax to pay for a much needed transportation program, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Elected officials, advocates and others are pushing for a Cook County plan to combat widespread youth violence, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago’s top health official has no doubts that the city is doing the right thing by making cigarettes and other tobacco products harder to get for teenagers and more expensive, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Interim Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he’s going to be on a listening tour in the coming weeks, working to rebuild the trust that disadvantaged communities should be able to have in the Police Department.
Alicia Tate-Nadeau, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s choice as the next director of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications, made her formal debut at the 9-1-1 Center Wednesday afternoon, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The Chicago City Council heard some sometimes heated testimony over the activities of the notorious Lincoln Towing Company, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
People from agriculture and the corporate world will be teaming up in Chicago this week to inaugurate a new organization they hope will make Illinois the premier hub for the food business, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The author of a new book called “100 Things to Do In Chicago Before You Die” admits it’s a long list but says there are many hidden gems among them, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.
Governor Bruce Rauner has some sharp words about the Chicago Teachers Union’s plans for a job action on April 1, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The new head IPRA, the agency that investigates police shootings, promises most reviews won’t take as long as they have in the past, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is outraged that someone has been using a police radio frequency to hurl racial slurs, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Illinois State Police say their beefed-up patrols in the wake of a series of shooting on the expressways led to more than 200 arrests and a dozen weapons seized, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore
Governor Bruce Rauner said he’s ready to sit down at talk with House Speaker Michael Madigan about budget issues, though he’s not publicly suggesting he is backing off any of his previous positions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Durbin, an ally of President Obama, says the commander-in-chief is showing real leadership by proposing rules that will not only open up Cuba to trade and business, but new ideas as well.
The City Council has cleared the way for a so-called “Cat Café” to open in the West Ridge neighborhood, as part of a new animal shelter.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he sees no direct message to him in the results of Tuesday’s Illinois primary elections, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.