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.

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Rep. Foster Blasts Trump’s Proposed Lab Cuts

The suburban congressman, a physicist, promises to fight the cuts to Fermilab and Argonne national laboratories. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.


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Drivers are asking City Hall for help as the taxi trade takes increasing hits from ride-sharing services.


Illinois State Capitol

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The state has already gone nearly two years without a balanced full-year budget,


At Issue: Education Advocates Hopeful School Funding Formula Will Change For The Better

The Illinois General Assembly is forging ahead with measures to overhaul the way Illinois distributes state tax revenue for public schools.


After Heated Debate, Zoning Committee OKs Jefferson Park Housing Plan

At a sometimes raucous hearing, the Zoning Committee advanced controversial plans for a mixed-income apartment building in Jefferson Park.


Republican Hultgren: Comey Firing Concerning

The Plano congressman can’t seem to find anything good to say about President Trump’s firing of James Comey on Tuesday. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.


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Emanuel Guarantees CPS Will Not Close Early

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Emanuel says the state’s efforts to sell the Thompson Center are hampered by the question of what happens to the CTA Station on the property.


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Emanuel Cool To Trump Tax Plan

Also expressing concerns about the Trump tax plan were U.S. Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, both Democrats.


Study Shows ‘Troubling Trend’ In African American, Latino Suburbs

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Jewel-Osco To Open New Grocery Store In Woodlawn

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2018 Illinois Governor’s Race Is Already In a Class By Itself

So far, there are six announced Democrats vying to try to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner, and among them, they’ve raised $61 million.


Emanuel Rejects Stripping Aldermen Of Control Over Menu Program Money

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is siding with aldermen who want to keep more control.


ID Program For Undocumented Immigrants And Others Passes Chicago City Council

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Some Call Push To Bolster Drug Safety At Pharmacies ‘Unrealistic’

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Ordinance Aims To Protect Female Hotel Employees From Sexual Harassment

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Renewal For Extra CTA Patrols Gets Preliminary Approval

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