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 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.
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore takes a look at some key races in the suburbs.
Latino elected officials and activists are calling for a vocal, but peaceful, protest when Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a planned speech in Chicago on Friday, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he fears the continuing lawsuit to block construction of the George Lucas Museum near Soldier Field will cost the city of Chicago that project, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Hundreds of workers at the Nabisco bakery at 7300 S. Kedzie Av. are fighting the parent company’s plan to lay off up to 600 of the plant’s 1,200 employees and move the jobs to Mexico.
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The third Democrat vying for Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk’s seat was making his case before a luncheon of civic and business leaders today, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Governor Bruce Rauner said he’s supporting legislation to make money available for higher education and scholarships for students, but he insists his nemesis, House Speaker Michael Madigan, is standing in the way, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
he Chicago Transit Authority is preparing to purchase of more than 850 new rail cars. The head of the CTA is talking about the trains and the possibility of jobs, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Seniors, unionized workers and a local lawmaker say they are fighting Governor Rauner’s proposed cuts to a senior home care program.
Unionized school nurses are calling on the Board of Education to reverse a privatization deal they say could be harmful to the health of the students, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mental health advocates protested outside of Mayor Emanuel’s office today, saying that there are still not enough services available for low-income mental patients, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Some top Republicans seem to be keeping their distance from comments presidential front-runner Donald Trump has made about the family that owns the Chicago Cubs, reports WBBM political Editor Craig Dellimore.