Craig Dellimore

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

Mayoral Candidates Debate Red Light Cameras, Campaign Contributions

WBBM Political editor Craig Dellimore reports red light cameras got a lot of play during the debate, with Alderman Bob Fioretti calling for a moratorium.

02/04/2015

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

Fioretti, Garcia Campaigns Spar Over Leaked Debate Questions

Just ahead of Wednesday’s televised debate, campaign officials with two of Chicago’s mayoral candidates are arguing about a clandestine leak of information about another debate Thursday, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

02/04/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Demonstrators Call On Gov. Rauner To Restore Funding For Social Programs

Advocates for the poor are blasting Governor Bruce Rauner for ending contracts for social services programs that they say were just getting started, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

02/03/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel Dodges Questions On City Benefits For Campaign Donors

Mayor Rahm Emanuel side-stepped reports about his political fundraising practices, while making his own points about ethics reform.

02/03/2015

About two inches of snow fell on Chicago from Monday night into Tuesday morning. (Credit: CBS/Susanna Song)

Blizzard 2015: Feather In Cap, Or Black Eye, For Mayor Emanuel?

The beauty of the city’s response is in the eye of the beholder, especially in an election year.

02/02/2015

State Rep. Jeanne Ives  calls for more transparency on the COD's financial dealings (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

State Lawmakers Looking To Thwart Big Severance Deals Like One Given To COD President

Some Illinois lawmakers want to take legislative steps to thwart the kind of big severance deals like the one given to an outgoing suburban college president, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

02/02/2015

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.

01/30/2015

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.

01/30/2015

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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

(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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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