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: Trump ‘Failed’ After Charlottesville

Mayor Emanuel took President Trump to task for not singling out neo-Nazis in his initial remarks.

08/14/2017

Rauner Says He’s ‘Open To Compromise’ On School Funding Dispute

The governor said he’d accept a compromise that restores some of the $250 million in state funding he vetoed for Chicago Public Schools.

08/04/2017

Chicago Launches New Online Preschool Application Site

The city’s online universal preschool application process has been given an upgrade to help parents looking for programs for their kids.

08/01/2017

Aldermen Expected To Approve Plan For More North Branch Residences

The rezoning would make it easier for new apartments, condos, and office buildings to be built along the North Branch of the Chicago River.

07/26/2017

Some Aldermen Want Hearings Before Airport Cops Are Demoted

The aldermen demand aviation department stop stripping its police force of power and title before the City Council can hold hearings.

07/25/2017

Crowded Field Of Illinois Democratic Governor Hopefuls Take Stage At Forum

Seven of the eight Democratic hopefuls attended a public discussion at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights.

07/23/2017

Amazon Shows Off Its Loop Office, Soon To Expand

The online retail giant held a grand opening for its new workspace Monday.

07/10/2017

Durbin: Trump’s Russia Tweet ‘Beyond Naive’

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.

07/10/2017

More Than 100 Cook County Prosecutors Face Layoffs Without Soda Tax

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.

07/07/2017

City Hall

All 50 Chicago Wards To Feature New Works Of Art

“50 By 50” will feature $1 million worth of public art. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.

06/23/2017

Cook County Expects More Belt-Tightening With $100M Budget Shortfall

The preliminary spending plan keeps Preckwinkle’s promise not to raise any more taxes, but she said everything else is on the table.

06/22/2017

Juvenile Jail Too Hard On Some Offenders, Advocate Says

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.

06/16/2017

Groups Anticipate Gov. Rauner Will Sign Anti-Hate Measure

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.

06/15/2017

Aldermen Back Plan To Help Police, Firefighters, Paramedics Buy Homes

The City Council Housing Committee has approved a plan to encourage public safety personnel to move into high-crime neighborhoods.

06/14/2017

State Senator Fears Time Running Out To Pass Budget, Salvage Economy

Sen. Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) said she is hopeful the Illinois House will work out a budget compromise before the end of the month.

06/08/2017

Bill Foster

Rep. Foster Blasts Trump’s Proposed Lab Cuts

The suburban congressman, a physicist, promises to fight the cuts to Fermilab and Argonne national laboratories. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.

06/07/2017

Cab Drivers: Time Running Out For Chicago Taxi Industry

Drivers are asking City Hall for help as the taxi trade takes increasing hits from ride-sharing services.

06/05/2017

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Lawmakers Aren’t The Only Ones At Odds Over Budget Solution

The state has already gone nearly two years without a balanced full-year budget,

06/01/2017

At Issue: Education Advocates Hopeful School Funding Formula Will Change For The Better

The Illinois General Assembly is forging ahead with measures to overhaul the way Illinois distributes state tax revenue for public schools.

05/26/2017

After Heated Debate, Zoning Committee OKs Jefferson Park Housing Plan

At a sometimes raucous hearing, the Zoning Committee advanced controversial plans for a mixed-income apartment building in Jefferson Park.

05/23/2017

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