CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

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 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.

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Resolution Urges State To Impose Mandatory Sentencing On Gun Crimes

Alderman Jim Balcer, sponsor of the resolution, says State lawmakers should mandate three years in jail for most people caught with guns and without a Firearm Owners ID card.

10/16/2013

Congressman Danny Davis on Friday Dec. 31, 2010 announces he is dropping out of the Chicago mayoral race. (CBS)

Rep. Danny Davis Hopeful For Deal To End Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceilling

Chicago Congressman Danny Davis says he has cautious hopes that Democrats and Republicans will resolve their stalemate over the budget, ending a partial federal shutdown and avoiding a devastating debt crisis, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/14/2013

City Hall

City To Pay $560K For Former Supervisor’s Racist, Sexist Rants

The City Council Finance Committee has recommend approving a $560,000 settlement for some city employees who complained about the racist and sexist rantings of their boss, the nephew of former Congressman Frank Annunzio.

10/11/2013

(credit: ThinkStock)

Durkin Supports Tougher Gun Penalties, But Warns Of Cost

The new leader of Illinois House Republicans said Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push for tougher penalties for gun crimes could be a good thing, but also expensive.

WBBM Newsradio–10/10/2013

(credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Planning Group Votes Against Proposed Illiana Expressway

Mayor Emanuel says he agrees with Governor Pat Quinn that the State needs to invest in transportation including roads, bridges and mass transit, but he doesn’t back the Governor on the proposed Illiana Corridor toll road that would connect I-55 near Wilmington to I-65 in Indiana.

10/09/2013

A Chicago Target store.  (CBS)

New Target Opens On Former Site Of Cabrini Green Housing Development

The big retailer Target is opening its latest store on property that was once a part of the CHA’s Cabrini Green Housing Development, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/08/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel addresses an anti-violence summit at Chicago State University. (CBS)

Emanuel: Speak Out Against Injustice On Behalf Of Gays, Lesbians and Undocumented Immigrants

At an event for the National Holocaust Memorial Museum, Mayor Emanuel said people who speak out and act against injustice should do so on behalf of gays, lesbians and undocumented immigrant families, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/07/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses proposed gun control measures he's introduced to the City Council. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Blasts Congressional Republicans Over Shutdown

Mayor Emanuel says most Chicago City services will be untouched by the partial federal government shutdown, but he chastises Congressional Republicans for continuing the stalemate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/02/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel To Propose 90-Day Hiring Freeze In Next Budget

To help close a huge budget gap, Mayor Emanuel is planning to temporarily put a hold on hiring non-essential personnel reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/02/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Dismisses Calls To Increase Size Of Police Department

Mayor Emanuel is deflecting suggestions from *some* Chicago Aldermen who want to increase the City’s police force to deal with continuing gun violence, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/25/2013

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Aldermen Differ On How To Solve Chicago’s Gun Violence

Some Chicago Aldermen have different ideas about the way police should address the continuing gun violence in the City reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/24/2013

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

Quigley: Action On Climate Change Needed To Protect Lake Michigan

Local officials are issuing a new warning of damage to Lake Michigan and problems for homeowners as a result of climate change, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/23/2013

330 North Wabash, formerly the IBM Building, will now be known as AMA Plaza. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

AMA Moves In To New Chicago HQ

The American Medical Association has just moved its main headquarters, with encouragement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. But, the physicians’ group has only moved a matter of blocks, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/19/2013

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Emanuel Announces $17 Million Expansion For Walter Payton Prep

Mayor Emanuel says he’ll use a special tax fund to expand the North Side’s much desired Walter Payton College Prep High School, WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/18/2013

Capitol Hill

Rep. Robin Kelly Brings Parents Of Gun Violence Victims To Washington

Congresswoman Robin Kelly has brought parents of children lost to gun violence to Washington to lobby for what she calls more common sense gun laws, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/16/2013

The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago. (CBS)

Choose Chicago CEO Says City Bringing In Record Tourism Revenue

Chicago’s big tourism agency says the latest numbers show spending by visitors to Chicago is hitting record levels and rising, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/16/2013

Jon Burge

Emanuel Apologizes As City OKs $12 Million In Settlements For Torture Cases

The Chicago City Council has given final approval to $12 million in settlements for two men who say they were tortured into giving false confessions to several 1988 murders, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/11/2013

Ald. Harry Osterman (48th)

Alderman Seeks Stiffer Fines For Bicyclists Who Ride On Sidewalks

North Side Alderman Harry Osterman says some seniors who live along a stretch of North Sheridan Road from Ardmore to West Sheridan Road have been injured by a bicyclist illegally hurtling down the sidewalks. He wants to hike the fine for that from $50 to $200.

09/09/2013

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Committee Approves Rewrite Of Gun Laws

The ordinance headed for a full City Council vote Wednesday brings City gun laws in line with the state’s law allowing carrying of concealed weapons.

09/09/2013

Joe Ferguson

Emanuel: Inspector General To Stay On For Another Four Years

Mayor Emanuel confirms that, even though he’s officially reappointing the City’s Inspector General to another four-year-term, both men have agreed that he’ll only stay around for another year, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/04/2013

previous

next