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.
Members of the Illinois congressional delegation said they were as surprised as anyone else when they learned House Speaker John Boehner would be stepping down next month.
Democratic Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs and others have urged Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to restore state scholarship money for needy college students.
For a couple of hours today, it was difficult for passengers to get taxicabs out of O’Hare and Midway airports, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Homeless young people and other advocates rallied outside the Thompson Center today, crying out against cuts in social services during the budget impasse, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The head of Metra’s board of directors has urged Congress to extend the deadline to install some costly safety equipment, or the commuter rail line and other railroads could be forced to come to a halt.
The appointee of Mayor Emanuel — recently tapped to lead Chicago Public Schools — is the guest on “At Issue.”
Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool said he’s not discouraged by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s opposition to a nearly $500 million bailout of the financially-strapped school district.
Blase Cupich’s remarks were seen as a negation of the type of anti-union measure supported by Gov. Bruce Rauner, WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.
Motorola Solutions, which makes communications and other equipment for government and public safety agencies, is moving its global headquarters from suburban Schaumburg to downtown Chicago, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Social service groups said the situation is getting dire – and even deadly – as state funding remains stalled due to the budget standoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic lawmakers.
Local planning officials admit that the city of Houston, Texas is growing so fast right now that it could pass Chicago to become the nation’s third largest city, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Business groups said Friday the business climate in Illinois is among the worst in the U.S., making it much less attractive to companies that might want to move here or stay here.
The Emanuel administration has been hit with a lawsuit over a June decision to expand its taxing authority to Internet streaming services.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed a new tax on electronic cigarettes as part of his 2016 budget plan. Standing with health professionals and others at City Hall on Thursday, Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) applauded the measure as well.
Every year each ward receives $1.3 million to address what aldermen feel are needs in their communities.
A top Chicago city official agrees with budget experts that a possible property tax hike alone will not end the city’s financial crisis, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
A study from the University of Illinois says last year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon generated an overall economic impact of $254 million.
The mayor heard plenty of complaints at the first town hall meeting, but is also seeking suggestions for how to plug a $750 million hole in the budget.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he’s taking steps to protect children who could be shoved out of an early education program, because of Rauner administration cuts, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
6th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer says he is neither for nor against imposing a fee on home garbage collections, he wants to hear more about it.