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.
The average life expectancy is now is a record-high 77.8 years, compared with 70.3 years at the start of the period. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.
The attorney for a former aide to Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford claimed the former candidate for governor acted like a “mob boss,” by intimidating employees to work on his campaign, and that of 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
A key primary victory for the Tea Party doesn’t seem to be discouraging Congressman Luis Gutierrez as he presses the case for immigration legislation in Congress, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Governor Quinn, Mayor Emanuel and other elected officials joined some of the area’s top business people in again demanding a congressional vote on comprehensive immigration reform, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Meade Electric Co. designs, installs and maintains electric, gas and telecommunications systems, WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports.
A plan to overhaul some of Chicago’s underfunded employee pension systems could spell a long weekend for Gov. Pat Quinn, who has until Monday to decide what to do with the legislation on his desk.
As the City of Seattle starts to raise its minimum wage to $15-an hour, Mayor Emanuel’s hand-picked panel is preparing to hold its first public hearing on how Chicago might raise the minimum wage here, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The City of Chicago is suing five pharmaceutical companies for what officials call deceptive marketing of powerful painkillers, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel says it’s “premature” to say if a higher tax on phone bills could be used to reduce the property tax hike he’s planned to help shore up the pension system, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Elected officials from Chicago are heralding the passage of legislation making it easier for young people to have their minor arrest records erased, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Despite so many high-profile arrests and convictions in political corruption cases in Chicago, the head of the local FBI office said there are still plenty of active investigations running.
The Emanuel administration on Thursday sought to downplay a published report its highly-touted Divvy bike rental program was operating at a deficit taxpayers might have to make up.
A crowd of demonstrators gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall, expressing their outrage about the case of tanning parlor manager Jianqing “Jessica” Klyzek.
Aldermen and advocates have introduced an ordinance to ensure that uniforms for City of Chicago Employees are not produced in sweatshops, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Rahm Emanuel says parts of the new proposal were a surprise and need more time to be looked at.
Sponsors said large corporations would get two years to phase in the higher wage. Small and mid-sized businesses would have five years.
The City Council is going to take another look at how the Administration divides up the money that the Aldermen control for street projects in their wards.
The Illinois General Assembly could soon vote on a measure that would allow psychologists — who are not medical doctors — to prescribe medicines much the same as psychiatrists who have medical degrees.
Mayor Emanuel says he endorses a recommendation that would give a museum created by movie giant George Lucas on some prime Lakefront real estate…near Soldier Field, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The lawyer for a woman shown on video being hit by a police officer, says he and another cop don’t deserve to wear the uniform, reports WBBM Political editor Craig Dellimore.