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.

Gov. Rauner Concerned About Obamacare Replacement

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he has some concerns about the plan outlined by the House Majority to replace the Affordable Care Act.

03/07/2017

‘What’s Good in Englewood’ Radio Show Features Positive News Stories

Some leading residents of Englewood say violent crime in their south side neighborhood is not as paralyzing as media reports make it seem.

03/05/2017

Lawmaker, Advocates Denounce Illinois Temp Worker Mistreatment

A state lawmaker and other advocates are speaking up for temporary workers in Illinois, who think employers take advantage of them.

03/02/2017

Chicago’s Fleet And Facility Management Moving To Englewood

Mayor Emanuel says his administration is pushing forward with efforts to spur economic development in some of Chicago’s more troubled areas.

03/01/2017

Among Tuesday’s Elections: Chicago’s 4th Ward, Evanston and Aurora’s Mayorals

Technically, it’s Primary Day at the polls, and most elections in the Chicago area are non-partisan.

02/27/2017

Advocate: Immigrants Fearing Trump Policies Are Filing Taxes Later

Officials think fears about changing U.S. immigration policies might keep some undocumented immigrants from filing early tax returns.

02/24/2017

Gov. Rauner Blamed For Contract Impasse With AFSCME

The Republican’s administration says it’s the union that won’t agree to fair terms. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports.

02/14/2017

Roskam Reportedly Declines Request For Public Forums

The League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn put pressure on Rep. Roskam to participate in public forums, with not much success.

02/14/2017

Next Round Of Early Voting Is Upon Cook County Residents

There are only five early-voting sites right now: in Evanston, Maywood, Berwyn, Calumet City and the clerk’s office in downtown Chicago.

02/13/2017

Mayor Emanuel Meets With Mexico Mayors To Maintain Ties

Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with mayors from Mexico City, Guadalajara and Juarez City to reaffirm the strong ties between the local governments.

02/11/2017

City Won’t Cut Funding For Minority HIV/AIDS Care Groups

The Emanuel Administration said it does not plan to cut funds for most providers working with African Americans with HIV and AIDS.

02/07/2017

Lawmaker Proposes Eliminating Illinois Lieutenant Governor Job

Barrington Hill Republican Representative David McSweeney deems the post unnecessary and said the state should be cutting costs.

02/06/2017

DuPage County Struggles To Fight Opioid Epidemic

The DuPage County Coroner reports heroin-related deaths are up more than 50 percent in the area.

02/04/2017

South Side Mentoring Program Inspires Students, Chicago Cubs

The Becoming A Man (BAM) program at Hyde Park Academy is helping Mayor Emanuel with his anti-violence efforts while impacting students.

02/02/2017

Chicago Sued For Prohibiting Video Ads In Uber, Lyft Cars

The city ordinance being challenged makes a distinction between commercial taxis and privately owned rideshare vehicles.

02/02/2017

Durbin On Trump Regulation Mandate: Be Careful

The U.S. senator from Illinois says many government rules address health and safety concerns. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.

01/30/2017

Durbin On Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee: ‘Firebrands Need Not Apply’

The Illinois Senator said he wants to judge the nominee on their merits.

01/30/2017

Immigration Advocates Call Trump’s Refugee Restrictions ‘Misguided’

They say the President’s move to block refugees will do little more than hurt people who need help.

01/29/2017

Immigrant Rights Advocate: Courts Will Side With ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Mony Ruiz-Velasco said the 10th Amendment protects cities from being threatened with the loss of federal funds over new deportation laws.

01/27/2017

Emanuel Defiant: Chicago Will Remain ‘Sanctuary City’

A President Trump executive order could decrease the amount of federal aid to cities like Chicago.

01/25/2017

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