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.
Aldermen have heard testimony on the pros and cons of – but have yet to vote on – a proposed ordinance that would allow the city to impound your vehicle if you’re caught tossing litter out the window.
Gubernatorial hopeful Bill Daley says Governor Quinn should make some changes before he signs the bill allowing the carrying of concealed weapons in Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The head of the United Neighborhood Organization says, now that Governor Quinn has released nearly 100-million-dollars in state funding, everything is back on track for the opening of UNO’s newest charter school, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
A leading Chicago Alderman is expressing doubts that a proposed City ban on plastic shopping bags can win City Council approval at this point, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The House Republicans’ plan would create a new tax credit for families who earn less than $150,000 a year and send their kids to accredited Illinois schools, as well as a new tax deduction for using college savings programs.
Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross said Wednesday that he believes there’s an ulterior motive behind the ongoing pension reform standoff between House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.
Illinois’ Attorney General says she hasn’t made her mind up yet about running for the job now held by Pat Quinn, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The Dupage County Board today tabled a vote on a permit for an Islamic Education Center near Naperville. But officials say it’s a matter of the process, not the religion, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says it’s time to honestly face the future…about a tax cut that lies ahead, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan might not be in touch with Gov. Pat Quinn, but there might be some behind-the-scenes work ahead to resolve the state’s pension reform impasse before a special session of the General Assembly on June 19.
Aldermen are expected to give final approval later this week to a $156,000 settlement in the case of two brothers beaten by Chicago police officers when the young men were mistaken for a pair of robbers as they left the liquor store where they work.
City Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino says the new program is called One Stop and is tailored to those arriving at the international terminal and traveling light.
Congressman Bobby Rush has called U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s idea of mass prosecutions of the 18,000-member Gangster Disciples an “upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution to a problem he knows nothing about.”
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky says she is hopeful about the chances for comprehensive Immigration Reform on Capitol Hill this year. She spoke as she joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi here in Chicago, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Speaking here in Chicago, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was urging women to fight hard for more day care assistance for working mothers, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Alderman are worried about an additional windfall for the company already raking in cash by running Chicago’s parking meters.
State lawmakers have passed legislation that would mandate schools that teach sex education in Illinois also would have to give students information about birth control.
On the eve of a Board of Education vote, and amid some vociferous opposition from teachers and some parents and students, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was standing by his plan to close more than 50 Chicago public schools.
Mayor Emanuel has backed legislation that would establish a Chicago gaming board to oversee a city casino operation. But speaking at a city club luncheon, Governor Quinn said state regulators must have the ultimate power of oversight.
A statue was unveiled at a southwest side elementary school, in honor of the space crew killed in a space shuttle disaster ten years ago, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.