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.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is defending her attempt to bring back the sales tax increase she vowed to eliminate when she first ran for the office, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.
A key lawmaker says many of the next moves are in the governor’s hands, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The Chicago City County today quickly approved a $ 1.1 billion dollar bond issue that the Emanuel administration asked for, despite a few misgivings, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel says the increasing war of words in the battle over the state budget isn’t likely to help resolve the differences, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Illinois House Speker Michael Madigan is disputing Governor Rauner’s characterization of him as someone unwilling to compromise, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
With the stroke of a pen, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans set June 1 as the start of the new Prostitution and Trafficking Intervention Court. Evans said state law already treats prostitution as a misdemeanor, and not a felony. The new intervention court takes that approach a step further.
“When the complaint comes in, it’s down within five days; very often, within three days. If it’s high, it may take a day or two longer, but within five days the graffiti is removed,” said Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams.
(CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city of Chicago is doing what it can to resolve its debt problems, but action from Springfield is still vital. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports from City […]
– Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul brought his presidential campaign and his policy positions to Chicago in one of the first overtly political public visits to the city this year, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel attended a luncheon honoring police officers for valor and service above and beyond the call and he acknowledged this was a weekend with far too many shootings and deaths.
Steve Chirico says his city gets along with unions, but Naperville leaders support other aspects of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda.”
Sister Carolyn Sieg has lived most of her life around St. Joan of Arc School; having been a student and teacher at St. Joan of Arc School in Lisle before serving as principal there for 48 years.
A nearly two-year deadlock over who would run the Chicago City Council’s independent budget office has come to an end, as aldermen have reached a consensus choice to become their first-ever financial analyst.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says in Springfield, there’s progress being made on financial matters important to Chicago right now, though most of it has been behind the scenes, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The Emanuel administration is trying to spur entrepreneurial spirit on the South Aide, with a little help from Google, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Just a couple of hours after his inauguration, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was greeting a line of well-wishers in an open house at his City Hall office, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The political strategist who coined the “Yes We Can” slogan for Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign says he thinks race plays a role in some of the harsh criticism the president receives, even now, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Four top Cook County officials offered a wide spectrum of opinions Thursday as they talked about resolving problems in the criminal justice system, though all agreed too many people charged with minor crimes end up locked up in jail.
A group of suburban business owners on Tuesday said Gov. Bruce Rauner is mostly hitting the right notes as he tries to move the state’s economy forward.
An advisory board is recommending a few more illnesses that should be allowed to be treated with medical marijuana, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.