Craig Dellimore

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Emanuel, Rivals Spar Over Budget, Pensions At Second Debate

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his challengers addressed the city’s budget and crippling pension debt in their second formal debate on Friday, and the mayor left the door open just a tiny bit on a possible property tax hike.

18 hours ago

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Supports Countdown Clocks At Red Light Camera Intersections

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed the idea of installing countdown signals at every intersection in Chicago that has a red light camera, so drivers don’t have to slam on the brakes to avoid a ticket.

23 hours ago

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Advocates For Poor Hoping Rauner Will Step Up Fight Against Poverty

In light of a new study showing Illinois lagging in efforts to help fight poverty, advocates were hoping state officials rededicate themselves to the task.

01/29/2015

The five candidates for mayor -- Bob Fioretti, Willie Wilson, Rahm Emanuel, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, and William "Dock" Walls (left to right) attend their first debate before the Chicago Tribune editorial board on Jan. 27, 2015. (Pool Photo)

Mayoral Candidates Seek To Define Themselves At First Debate

The candidates for mayor squared off in the first of five debates on Tuesday, when they met with the Chicago Tribune editorial board.

01/27/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Poll: Emanuel Has Strong Lead Over Rivals, Not Enough To Avoid Runoff

A new poll shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel holding a solid, but not comfortable, lead over his nearest competitor in next month’s election.

01/27/2015

Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti outlines his public safety policies ahead of the February election. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Fioretti Accuses Emanuel Of Refusing To Press Charges In Mugging Of Mayor’s Son

Chicago Alderman and mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti today raised the mugging of Mayor Emanuel’s son as a campaign issue, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/26/2015

Mayoral hopeful William "Doc" Walls reacts to President Obama's endorsement of Rahm Emanuel. (Craig Dellimore)

Mayoral Challengers Shrug Off Obama’s Emanuel Endorsement

The other candidates for mayor are shrugging off the latest boosts for incumbent Rahm Emanuel’s re-election campaign, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/26/2015

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Chicago-Based Medical Technology Company Expanding, Adding Hundreds Of Jobs

A medical industry technology company is expanding its operations here in Chicago, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/26/2015

Animal Sanctuary Needs £200,000 To Avoid Closure

Dogs And Cats, Riding Trains Together? Not Mass Hysteria To Metra

The suburban commuter rail agency is considering allowing small pets on weekends on the Rock Island Line, with some conditions.

01/23/2015

William "Dock" Walls (Supplied Photo)

Walls On Bid For Mayor: “We Work Harder Than The Other Candidates”

Cash-strapped mayoral hopeful William “Dock” Walls says his campaign is going strong, and getting stronger in race pitting four challengers against Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

01/23/2015

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Propose Having Hearings Prior To Each Placement Of New Red Light Camera

There’s a new proposals for stiffer requirement before the city of Chicago installs any new red light cameras, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/21/2015

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Aldermen Approve Crackdown On Scofflaw Landlords

Among other things, the Chicago City Council on Wednesday is expected to approve an ordinance aimed at protecting the tenants of apartment buildings whose landlords chronically fail to address serious building code violations.

01/21/2015

Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) calls on the City Council Housing Committee to hold hearings on a proposed ordinance to give the council direct oversight of the Chicago Housing Authority. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Moreno, Housing Activists Seek To Move CHA Overhaul Plan

Several Aldermen and housing advocates were pushing for action on a proposed ordinance that would give the City Council direct oversight over the Chicago Housing Authority.

01/21/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Mayor Emanuel Outlines Plan To Combat Street Violence

Mayor Emanuel has laid out what he says will be his crime-fighting plan for his second term, if city voters give him one, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/20/2015

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Fioretti Proposes Parking Ticket Amnesty Program

Fioretti, who is one of four challengers facing off against Mayor Rahm Emanuel next month, said he’s introducing an ordinance that would cancel the onerous fees and penalties for parking ticket scofflaws, if they pay up their original unpaid parking fines in full.

01/20/2015

Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) discusses a proposed ordinance to increase transparency involving efforts to privatize city services or assets. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Council’s Progressive Caucus Wants More Transparency For Privatization Deals

Members of the Chicago City Council’s so-called “Progressive Caucus” were trying to pressure the Emanuel administration to help move an ordinance that would provide more information about efforts to privatize city assets or services.

01/20/2015

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Wants Tough Talk On Terrorism From Obama During State Of The Union

Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is talking about what he is—and isn’t—looking forward to in President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/19/2015

Maria Contreras-Sweet.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Head Of Small Business Administration Announces Expansion Of Micro Loan Program In Chicago

The head of the federal Small Business Administration is observing Martin Luther King Day is Chicago.

01/19/2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses new nursing education programs at a news conference at Malcolm X College on Tuesday. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Signals He Might Consider City Reparations For Police-Torture Victims

Community activists and torture victims have been stepping up pressure on the city to approve a $20 million fund for victims of police torture dating back to the 1970s.

01/16/2015

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Aldermen Back Plan To Expand Police Profiling Restrictions

The city’s racial profiling restrictions already do more than prohibit police stops based the driver’s race, they also ban religion, sexual orientation, or disability from being used as probable cause for a stop. Proposal would also ban stops based on national origin or gender identity.

01/16/2015

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