English, Public affairs, 1 seasons, 341 episodes, 6 days 18 hours 46 minutes
At Issue on WBBM Newsradio
English, Public affairs, 1 seasons, 341 episodes, 6 days 18 hours 46 minutes
Public affairs interviews with host Craig Dellimore
Balancing Political Issues in Illinois
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore dives into a conversation about how political leaders in Illinois tackle certain topics, whether they mena to discuss them or not.
In this week's At Issue, Dellimore discusses some remarks by Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson & Illinois State Representative Toni McCombie and how they they reflect the political landscape in Illinois.
03/12/2023 • 28 minutes 8 seconds
A Special Presentation of "The State of Downtown", an Audacy Conversation
On this week's special edition of At Issue, the state of downtown's across America are discussed as the topics go from small business to life after the pandemic & more.
Host Cisco Cotto leads a conversation on The State of Downtown, an Audacy Conversation.
19/11/2023 • 28 minutes 53 seconds
Does the CTA need a Chief Equity & Engagement Officer?
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with the Chicago Transit Authority's first ever Chief Equity & Engagement Officer Denise Baretto about the need for a position like this, what the job entails & more.
12/11/2023 • 28 minutes 51 seconds
What happens if the city does not get enough funds to help ease the migrant crisis?
Some Chicago City Council members are asking what will happen of the City does NOT get enough funds from Federal and State officials to help ease the migrant crisis here. The Civic Federation has some thoughts on the matter, but no answers.
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Civic Federation President Sarah Wetmore about if officials here are disappointed by Washington and Springfield, ways to evaluate various alternative taxes & more.
05/11/2023 • 28 minutes 58 seconds
Discussing Cook County's proposed new budget with Toni Preckwinkle
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's latest budget does NOT include new taxes, but DOES continue some groundbreaking programs to help people in need. Preckwinkle talks to WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore about those programs and more.
30/10/2023 • 28 minutes 48 seconds
Discussing the Justice, Equity, & Opportunity Initiative with Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore sits down with Illinois Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton to discuss the Justice, Equity, and Opportunity Initiative, community healing, transformative justice & more.
22/10/2023 • 28 minutes 35 seconds
A conversation with Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore shares a conversation he had with Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias in partnership with the Lincoln Forum & the Union League Club.
After being sworn in earlier this year, Giannoulias discusses the services & initiatives of the Secretary of State's office and much more.
15/10/2023 • 28 minutes 20 seconds
How the Girls Like Me project helps spotlight International Day of the Girl in Chicago
October 11th is International Day of the Girl. Girls Like Me, an organization based in Chicago, will be hosting their annual observance at the South Shore Cultural Center.
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore is joined by Heidi Pearson & Toussaint Werner to discuss the Day of the Girl, what it means, the Girls Like Me organization & more.
Heidi Pearson is the Director of Strategic Communications & Partnerships for Girls Like Me.
Toussaint Werner is an illustrator & graphic designer with daughters in Girls Like Me programs.
08/10/2023 • 28 minutes 58 seconds
How does the University of Chicago plan on helping with community violence protection
Three weeks ago, the University of Chicago launched the Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore sits down with Dr. Chico Tillmon & Marcus McAlllister to discuss the leadership academy will focus on gun violence training from the "grass roots perspective", how that should look and more.
Dr. Chico Tillmon is the director of the Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy
& Marcus McAllister is a nationally known speaker, consultant, and expert in the field of violence interruption.
01/10/2023 • 28 minutes 58 seconds
How Chicago Public Schools is handling student attendance and the influx of non-English speaking students in classrooms
Chicago Public Schools saw enrollment numbers stabilize for the first time in a decade, but a big problem that CPS is facing is getting the students to attend classes. With enrollment numbers staying the same, a big reason why may be because of the influx of non-English speaking students joining classrooms.
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore is joined by Dr. Judith Allen & Shipra Panicker from Communities in Schools of Chicago to discuss attendance issues, the asylum-seeking children being enrolled in CPS classes, the challenges CPS continue to face & much more.
Dr. Judith Allen is the Chief Operating Officer of Communities in Schools of Chicago.
Shipra Panicker is the Senior Director of Intensive Student Supports of Communities in Schools of Chicago.
24/09/2023 • 28 minutes 39 seconds
The relationship between racial equity & the arts and how it has changed
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore sits down with Nina Sanchez of Enrich Chicago & Dr. Anh Thang Dao-Shah of Creative Equity Research Partners to discuss racial equity's relationship with the arts and it's perception sociality & politically.
Nina Sanchez is the Co-Director of Enrich Chicago
Dr. Anh Thang Dao-Shah is the Founder & Principal Researcher of Creative Equity Research Partners
17/09/2023 • 28 minutes 36 seconds
The debate on abortion: Part 2 with Brigid Leahy of Planned Parenthood of Illinois
The political landscape on abortion has shifted over the past few years. With Roe v. Wade being overturned in 2022, the topic of abortion has been in the spotlight for over a year. This week's program concludes a two-part discussion about the two sides to the debate.
In part two of the discussion, WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore is joined by Brigid Leahy, the Vice President of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, to discuss the challenges Planned Parenthood has faced since Roe v. Wade was overturned, their role within Illinois & more.
10/09/2023 • 28 minutes 25 seconds
The debate on abortion: Part 1 with Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League
The political landscape on abortion has shifted over the past few years. With Roe v. Wade being overturned in 2022, the topic of abortion has been in the spotlight for over a year. This week's At Issue begins a two-part discussion about the two sides to the debate.
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore is joined by Eric Scheidler, the Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League, to discuss reproductive rights, the organization's goal of saving unborn babies & more.
03/09/2023 • 28 minutes 43 seconds
A discussion on Illinois' high number of deaths related to childbirth
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore is joined by a panel to discuss the high rates of women facing severe complications or death related to childbirth. Dellimore is joined by Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller, Congresswoman Robin Kelly and Dr. Gwendolyn Oglesby-Odom from Advocate Health.
(Originally Aired: July 2nd 2023)
27/08/2023 • 28 minutes 48 seconds
What is community policing & how does it affect Chicago?
What does "community policing" mean & what should it be? WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore is joined by Roseanna Ander, Micole Jordan-McBride & Andrew Papachristos to answer those questions.
(Originally Aired: February 5th 2023)
20/08/2023 • 28 minutes 42 seconds
Dr Ngozi Ezike at the City Club of Chicago
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks about Dr Ngozi Ezike, President and CEO of Sinai Hospital Systems, who was a guest speaker at the City Club of Chicago luncheon, to discuss her current missions, looking back at her role as Director of Illinois Department of Public Health, and more.
13/08/2023 • 28 minutes 23 seconds
Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi on Trump's 3rd indictment and more
Elected in 2016, Raja Krishnamoorthi was one of the stronger voices raised on Capitol Hill in favor of a commission to investigate the violence and motivation behind the January 6 insurrection. Illinois Congressman, Raja Krishnamoorthi sits down with WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore to discuss former President Trump's third indictment, filling job vacancies, and more.
06/08/2023 • 28 minutes 55 seconds
The difference between 'public safety' and 'community safety' in Chicago
There are still many issues regarding policing in Chicago as the city still does not have a permanent Police Superintendent.
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Garien Gatewood, Chicago's 1st ever Deputy Mayor for Community Safety, to discuss the difference between "public safety" & "community safety", the future of policing in Chicago and more.
30/07/2023 • 28 minutes 59 seconds
An update on the Treatment Not Trauma ordinance
The Chicago City Council is going to hold a subject matter hearing over the Treatment Not Trauma ordinance and WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore will break down what it is, why it's in place and what'll happen in its future.
Dellimore is joined by:
Dr. Arturo Carrillo - Deputy Director of Health & Violence Prevention
Any Huamani-Gutierrez - Treatment Not Trauma Organizer
& Cheryl Miller, and organizer with Southside Together Organizing for Power
23/07/2023 • 28 minutes 29 seconds
A look into the future of police leadership in Chicago
With Mayor Brandon Johnson in the search for a new police superintendent, the future of policing leadership in Chicago remains a hot topic. Alongside the newly launched Policing Leadership Academy at the University of Chicago, there is a lot to discuss. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore is joined by Roseanna Ander & Kenneth Corey to discuss those topics & more.
Roseanna Ander is the Founder & Executive Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab.
Kenneth Corey is the former NYPD Chief of Department and worked under New York City Mayor Eric Adams.
16/07/2023 • 28 minutes 54 seconds
How the 2018 Parkland shooting could still have an effect on policing within schools
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore is joined by Retired Police Chief Tom Weitzel to discuss the ruling of the sheriff's deputy who was found not guilty of negligence in the Parkland shooting in 2018 and the effects that it might have in our community's schools & around the country and why the verdict should or shouldn't surprise you.
09/07/2023 • 28 minutes 35 seconds
A discussion on Illinois' high number of deaths related to childbirth
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore is joined by a panel to discuss the high rates of women facing severe complications or death related to childbirth. Dellimore is joined by Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller, Congresswoman Robin Kelly and Dr. Gwendolyn Oglesby-Odom from Advocate Health.
02/07/2023 • 28 minutes 59 seconds
02/07/2023 • 28 minutes 59 seconds
The Pros & Cons of Sub-Minimum Wage for Wait Staff at Restaurants
Some key Chicago alderpersons, labor leaders and others are joining in a push to do away with the so-called "sub-minimum" wage paid to those who also earn tips. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Saru Jayaraman and Sam Toia to discuss both perspectives on sub-minimum wage.
Saru Jayaraman is the President of One Fair Wage.
Sam Toia is the President of the Illinois Restaurant Association.
25/06/2023 • 28 minutes 38 seconds
Pullman and Juneteenth
Juneteenth is a federally recognized holiday commemorating the emancipation of African-American slaves in 1865.
The Pullman neighborhood has it's own ties to the holiday and WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore is joined by David Peterson Jr., the President of the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum to discuss Pullman's role in the celebration of the holiday, the first black labor history museum being housed in the neighborhood and more.
18/06/2023 • 28 minutes 42 seconds
Congressman Mike Quigley
Congressman Mike Quigley has been busy spearheading movements regarding International affairs & gun violence. Congressman Quigley sits down with WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore to discuss gun violence over the Memorial Day weekend, the debt ceiling and more.
11/06/2023 • 28 minutes 31 seconds
House Republican Leader Tony McCombie
With Gov. JB Pritzker traveling around the state promoting his future for Illinois, Republican lawmakers are not a fan of the fiscal 2024 year spending plan (amongst many other plans for Pritzker).
WBBM Politcal Editor Craig Dellimore talks with House Repubnlican Leader Tony McCombie about the fiscal spending plan, the future of the state, Governor Pritzker and more.
04/06/2023 • 29 minutes 6 seconds
Father Michael Pfleger
Since 1981, Father Michael Pfleger has been at the Faith Community of St. Sabina and recently celebrated his birthday with a Gun Buy Back event. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks to Fr. Pfleger about the success of the event, guns and violence, new mayor Brandon Johnson, some clarifications on recent comments in the newspaper & more.
28/05/2023 • 29 minutes 7 seconds
Conservatives on Mayor Johnson
New Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson was inaugurated at the Credit Union 1 Arena on Monday May 15th 2023. While many were excited to hear his plans for the city, some do share that excitement. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore sits down with Wirepoints President Ted Dabrowski & Illinois Policy Institute President Matt Paprocki to discuss the points of view on Mayor Johnson's speech, his plans for the city of Chicago and much more.
21/05/2023 • 28 minutes 52 seconds
The Chicago Mayoral Transition from Lori Lightfoot to Brandon Johnson
On May 15th, Chicago will see a new mayor. Lori Lightfoot will pass the torch to mayor-elect Brandon Johnson.
This week, WBBM Political Editor heard from both Lori Lightfoot & Brandon Johnson. Lightfoot discusses the final days of her time as mayor of Chicago and Johnson discusses what's to come with the city.
14/05/2023 • 28 minutes 55 seconds
ComEd & Corruption
The Commonwealth Edison bribery case saw the 4 defendants convicted on all counts & the repercussions and fallout will be felt in many different aspects throughout Illinois. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore sits down with Madeleine Doubek, the Executive Director of CHANGE Illinois, & Alisa Kaplan, the Executive Director for Reform for Illinois, about what happens after the bribery case, what citizens can do & more.
07/05/2023 • 29 minutes 7 seconds
Mayor Lori Lightfoot - Final Interview
With mayor-elect Brandon Johnson taking over in a few days, Mayor Lightfoot sits down with WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore to discuss the shortcomings of her campaign, gun violence in the city, homelessness & more.
30/04/2023 • 28 minutes 20 seconds
Youth Violence & Equity
With the issues surrounding the youths in the city the past few weekends, the discussion on how to handle the situation taken the forefront. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore is joined by Jitu Brown, Shannon Bennett & Assata Lewis to discuss the problem and offer up how to change the perception of young people within the city.
Jitu Brown is the National Director of Journey for Justice Alliance. Shannon Bennett is the Executive Director of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization. Assata Lewis is an educational consultant for the non-profit GoodKidsMadCity-Englewood.
23/04/2023 • 28 minutes 59 seconds
A New Look City Council
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore speaks with three of the new faces entering the Chicago City Council. Dellimore speaks with new 21st ward alderman Ronnie Mosley, the new 34th ward alderman Bill Conway & the new alderwoman of the 48th ward Leni Manna-Hoppenworth before being sworn in on May 15th to talk about their wards, the issues surrounding them, mayor-elect Brandon Johnson and more.
16/04/2023 • 29 minutes 2 seconds
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore is joined by WBBM Political Analyst Robin Robinson & the Daily Line's Erin Hagerty to discuss the aftermath of the runoff election and it's impact the city council, the suburban races & more.
09/04/2023 • 29 minutes 4 seconds
Community Policing Study
Policing has been a highly debated topic over the course of the 2023 Chicago mayoral election and this week's program spotlights exactly that. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore chats with Kathleen O'Toole, former Seattle police chief, & Robert Boik, the former director of the Chicago Police Department's Office of Constitutional Policing, in a piece that initially meant to be an on-air story about community policing.
02/04/2023 • 28 minutes 44 seconds
Chicago Foundation for Women
As we are nearing the end of Women's History Month, this week's At Issue looks to shine on spotlight on the Chicago Foundation for Women. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore sits down with Felicia Davis Blakely, the President & CEO of the Chicago Foundation for Women. They talk about women's position within our society, the foundation's work with women and so much more.
26/03/2023 • 28 minutes 29 seconds
Mental Health in Schools
With the pandemic changing how students have been taught in schools the past few years, mental health has become a big point of emphasis with schooling. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks to two representatives from Communities in Schools of Chicago to break down the spotlight on student mental health and where it could go from here.
Representing Communities in Schools of Chicago are Shipra Panicker, the Senior Director of Intensive Student Supports & Robin Koelsch, the Senior Director of Partnerships.
19/03/2023 • 28 minutes 46 seconds
The Office of Re-Entry's Willette Benford
With Mayor Lightfoot's term ending in May, many are looking for the Office of Re-Entry to remain in place once the term ends. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore speaks to Willette Benford of the Office of Re-Entry about helping people who have been incarcerated find their footing once released, her own history with re-entry and more.
12/03/2023 • 28 minutes 48 seconds
Mayoral Election Roundtable 2023
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore recaps this past mayoral election as Lori Lightfoot was not elected for a second term as Chicago mayor. He is joined by former NBC 5 reporter Phil Rogers & Daily Line's Erin Hagerty to recap the Lightfoot campaign and more.
05/03/2023 • 28 minutes 43 seconds
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
With 8 challengers fighting to take her place, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is looking for reelection. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore is joined by incumbent mayor Lightfoot to discuss some closing arguments before the Chicago Mayoral Election and take a look back at some of her speeches to remind voters where Lightfoot stands on current topics & events.
26/02/2023 • 28 minutes 35 seconds
CTA President Dorval Carter
Since 2015, Dorval Carter has been atop of the Chicago Transit Authority. While the CTA has been a hot topic for the Chicago Mayoral race, WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Carter about the challenges, accomplishments & future of the CTA.
19/02/2023 • 28 minutes 33 seconds
Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor
Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is no stranger to political offices in Chicago & the state of Illinois. From the Illinois State Senate to the Cook County Commissioner's Office, Garcia has made his presence known. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore speaks to Garcia about the mayoral race & more.
12/02/2023 • 28 minutes 37 seconds
Community Policing 2023
What does "community policing" mean & what should it be? WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore is joined by Roseanna Ander, Micole Jordan-McBride & Andrew Papachristos to answer those questions.
05/02/2023 • 29 minutes 5 seconds
Willie Wilson for Mayor
Businessman Willie Wilson is currently running his third campaign for mayor of the city of Chicago. Wilson sits down with WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore about his plans to keep citizens & businesses in the city, getting crime levels lower & more.
29/01/2023 • 28 minutes 24 seconds
Roderick Sawyer for Mayor
Looking to follow in his father's footsteps, Alderman Roderick Sawyer is looking to become Chicago's next mayor. Sawyer speaks with WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore about how we will do what's right for the city as its mayor.
22/01/2023 • 29 minutes
Ja'Mal Green for Mayor
Community Advocate & Organizer Ja'Mal Green is running for mayor of Chicago for a second time. Green speaks with WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore about his focus on neighborhood economic development & how he champions the most vulnerable of the city's residents.
15/01/2023 • 28 minutes 55 seconds
Kam Buckner for Mayor
State Representative Kam Buckner describes himself as a son of Chicago and to show his love for the city, he is running for mayor. Buckner talks to WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore on why he cannot wait for a safe & just Chicago and how he will work towards that if elected mayor.
09/01/2023 • 28 minutes 17 seconds
Rob Hart speaks with Bill Jackson, Executive Director of the Discovery Partners Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago, about the legal recreational marijuana business.
02/01/2023 • 27 minutes 23 seconds
Active Transportation Alliance
The Chicago City Council approved a measure that will make it easier to ticket, or even tow, a car that’s parked in a bicycle-only lane. Jim Merrell, a top official with the Active Transportation Alliance, tells Craig Dellimore that it’s one solution to a dangerous problem.
26/12/2022 • 28 minutes 55 seconds
Chicago Mayoral Candidate Paul Vallas
Former Chicago Public Schools Chief Paul Vallas ran for mayor four years ago, and this time he is stressing public safety in his campaign. He tells Craig Dellimore that he is also challenging Mayor Lightfoot’s assertion that the city is thriving now that it’s recovering from the pandemic.
19/12/2022 • 28 minutes 36 seconds
Sophia King - Chicago Mayoral Candidate
Alderwoman Sophia King, who is running for Mayor, tells Craig Dellimore that her extensive public safety plan could reduce the number of people committing violent crimes.
12/12/2022 • 29 minutes 3 seconds
Secretary of State Jesse White
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, the longest serving holder of that title, is retiring after this month. He reminisced, and looks ahead, with Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
05/12/2022 • 28 minutes 19 seconds
One Million Degrees
Representatives from the City Colleges of Chicago talk to Craig Dellimore about a program called One Million Degrees.
28/11/2022 • 28 minutes 59 seconds
Workers Rights Amendment
The Workers Rights Amendment won voter approval for the Illinois Constitution. Craig Dellimore discusses the amendment with Todd Maisch, President of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, and Marc Poulos, who is an employment attorney.
21/11/2022 • 28 minutes 48 seconds
Political Editor Craig Dellimore discusses the mid-term elections with Heather Cherone, Political Reporter for WTTW Channel 11, and WBBM Political Analyst Andy Shaw.
14/11/2022 • 29 minutes 6 seconds
Craig Dellimore talks with Access Living President and CEO Karen Tamley about the nonprofit agency's work advocating for and serving people with disabilities. They discuss the organization's mission, the challenges facing the disabled on a daily basis and also about the $8-million donation the organization unexpectedly received.
07/11/2022 • 28 minutes 50 seconds
Metra Executive Director Jim Derwinski
Rob Hart talks with Jim Derwinski, Executive Director of Metra, about how ridership has decreased during the pandemic and other challenges.
31/10/2022 • 28 minutes 18 seconds
Higher Education In Prison
Access to higher education courses in prison is about to get a lot better in Illinois. Sharon Varallo is the director of the Augustana Prison Education Program. Carl Williams, a tutor and advocate with the Illinois Coalition for Higher Education in Prison, was incarcerated, and tells Craig Dellimore that the education he received turned his life around.
24/10/2022 • 28 minutes 36 seconds
Bob Fioretti, Republican Candidate for Cook County Board President
Former Chicago Alderman Bob Fioretti is challenging Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. He criticizes Preckwinkle's proposed budget and tells Craig Dellimore that there should be big spending cuts.
17/10/2022 • 28 minutes 49 seconds
DuPage County Board President Race
In separate interviews, Craig Dellimore speaks with Republican DuPage County Board member Greg Hart and Democratic State Representative Deb Conroy about their battle to replace the retiring incumbent. They discuss the issues and their differences.
10/10/2022 • 28 minutes 54 seconds
An alliance of nonprofit service organizations will mobilize to offer extra help to the Chicago Public Schools and their students. Craig Dellimore speaks with Robin Koelsch, a senior director with Communities in Schools, Therese Marske, program coordinator for Math Motivators, and Ylonda Ware, counselor and site coordinator for Henderson Elementary School.
03/10/2022 • 29 minutes 4 seconds
Problems With The Parks
Juanita Irizarry, Executive Director of Friends of the Parks, talks with Craig Dellimore about community concerns around the need for more park space in some neighborhoods and echoes some Aldermanic worries with what's happening in and around Grant Park...like NASCAR. But she also says there's some good happening at the Park District and in the Lightfoot Administration.
26/09/2022 • 28 minutes 42 seconds
Cook Public Defender Sharone Mitchell
Public Defender Sharone Mitchell talks with Craig Dellimore about what he says is an organized campaign of "disinformation" about Illinois' SAFE-T Act that will end Cash Bail in Illinois next year. Critics say it will force the release of dangerous criminals onto the streets. Mitchell says that's a lie.
19/09/2022 • 28 minutes 58 seconds
Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson
The influential County Board member explains why he may run for Mayor of the City of Chicago. The former school teacher talks about the disappointment he feels many working people have with Mayor Lightfoot. He also talks about education, preventing violence and building coalitions.
12/09/2022 • 28 minutes 53 seconds
Pedro Martinez, CEO, Chicago Public Schools
Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez talks about the opening of the first CPS school year under his leadership. He discusses the continuing threat of COVID, the mental health of students, academic challenges, safety in the schools and more in a wide-ranging discussion.
05/09/2022 • 29 minutes 3 seconds
Dan Brady, GOP Cand. for IL Secretary of State
State Representative Dan Brady talks with Craig Dellimore about his campaign to succeed Jesse White as Illinois Secretary of State. He discusses his ideas for the office from technology to partnerships, and he talks about why he wishes that Republican Candidate for Governor Darren Bailey would tone down his rhetoric.
29/08/2022 • 28 minutes 11 seconds
Cong. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-8th)
Schaumburg Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi talks with Craig Dellimore about the January 6th Committee, the raid on former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, the Inflation Reduction Act, Taiwan, his re-election campaign and more.
22/08/2022 • 28 minutes 55 seconds
SAFE-T Act: The Law Enforcement View
Craig Dellimore discusses the state's controversial SAFE-T Act of criminal justice reforms with the police chiefs of East Dundee and Lake Zurich and the former Chief of the Riverside Police. They talk about bail reform, use of force, detainees' rights and body cameras.
15/08/2022 • 29 minutes 5 seconds
Chris Dargis, GOP Candidate, 8th Congressional District
Republican businessman Chris Dargis talks with Craig Dellimore about his bid to unseat suburban Democratic Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi. He discusses his background and issues such as inflation, energy and partisan politics.
08/08/2022 • 28 minutes 18 seconds
Bail Reform and Housing
The discussion centers on the new law going into effect that will end cash bond in Illinois come the first of January. Craig Dellimore talks with Annissa Lambirth-Garrett, of the Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund, and Amy Campanelli, of the Lawndale Christian Legal Center, about a program that provides housing and assistance to defendants freed while awaiting trial.
01/08/2022 • 28 minutes 56 seconds
Andrea Kersten, Chief Administrator, COPA
Craig Dellimore talks with Andrea Kersten, who heads Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accountability, about recent police shootings, transparency, police reform and changes she'd like to see in COPA and in the laws.
25/07/2022 • 28 minutes 39 seconds
Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin
Dick Durbin, the second ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate, joins Craig Dellimore for a wide-ranging discussion of issues from assault weapons and mental health care to abortion, e-cigarettes and the January 6th Committee.
18/07/2022 • 28 minutes 49 seconds
Everyday Violence - UCAN
Christa Hamilton, CEO of the Social Service agency UCAN, talks with Craig Dellimore about the organization's efforts to help strengthen communities plagued by gun violence.
11/07/2022 • 28 minutes 52 seconds
Post Primary Roundtable 2022
Craig Dellimore talks with Political Analyst Andy Shaw and WTTW Political Reporter Heather Sherone about the results of the Illinois Primary Elections...and the prospects for the General Election in November.
04/07/2022 • 28 minutes 55 seconds
The Chicago Community Trust
In her last days as head of the Chicago Community Trust, Dr. Helene Gayle talks with Craig Dellimore about her mission and her future. The foundation's Executive Board Chairman joins the discussion to talk about Gayle's legacy and the future for the CCT.
27/06/2022 • 29 minutes 10 seconds
Democrats Running for Cook County Board President
In separate interviews, Craig Dellimore talks with incumbent Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and her Democratic challenger former Commissioner Richard Boykin about crime, health care, economic development and who can best collaborate withother officials.
20/06/2022 • 28 minutes 43 seconds
Chicago City Council and Mayor
Craig Dellimore speaks with Dick Simpson, professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois Chicago, who says that the City Council is no longer a *rubber stamp* for Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Simpson and former political consultant, Tom Gradel, co-authored a report titled, "City Council Buries its Rubber Stamp." The report says the Council, which is now more diverse, is a better representation of the City.
13/06/2022 • 28 minutes 46 seconds
Candidates for Illinois Secretary of State
Three present and former elected officials are the top Democratic candidates for Illinois Secretary of State. Former Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, Chicago Alderman David Moore, and Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia spoke at the Union League Club of Illinois Forum.
06/06/2022 • 28 minutes 28 seconds
3rd Congressional District Race
Craig Dellimore talks with the two leading candidates in the Democratic primary for the 3rd Congressional District. Chicago Alderman Gilbert Villegas and State Representative Delia Ramirez each discuss their campaigns for the new Latino District, and their top priorities if elected.
30/05/2022 • 29 minutes 5 seconds
Violence Prevention 2022
Craig Dellimore presents voices from the Summit of anti-violence groups from Chicago's most troubled neighborhoods. They discuss the challenges, evaluate their efforts and talk about possible solutions to the killings and shootings.
23/05/2022 • 28 minutes 21 seconds
The Rise of Anti-Semitism
Craig Dellimore leads a panel discussion on increasing incidents of anti-Semitic activity in the Chicago area. The guests include: Alison Pure Slovin, Midwest Regional Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Glenview State Senator Laura Fine, and Cook County 14th District Commissioner Scott Britton.
16/05/2022 • 28 minutes 37 seconds
Jacqueline Collins, Democrat for Congress, 1st District
Craig Dellimore speaks with Chicago State Senator Jacqueline Collins about her campaign to follow Democratic Congressman Bobby Rush in the Congressional District.
06/05/2022 • 28 minutes 41 seconds
Harold Washington's Legacy
Former Broadcast Journalist and Author Peter Nolan talks with Craig Dellimore about lessons we could learn about Politics and Government from the life and times of Chicago’s first Black Mayor.
02/05/2022 • 29 minutes 2 seconds
1st Congressional District Candidates
Craig Dellimore presents a sampling of candidates in the race to replace incumbent Democrat Bobby Rush...one of them fairly well known in Chicago, and the other two, a bit less so. Alderman Pat Dowell, Terre Layng Rosner and Jonathan Swain.
25/04/2022 • 28 minutes 14 seconds
Ray Long, the Author of The House That Madigan Built
Craig Dellimore talks with Tribune investigative reporter Ray Long, author of the book, The House That Madigan Built: The Record Run of Illinois’ Velvet Hammer. They discuss former House Speaker Michael Madigan from his rise to power to his federal indictment.
18/04/2022 • 29 minutes 7 seconds
Teen Internet Worries
Kane County Judge Susan Clancy Boles and the County Chief Judge Clint Hull talk with Craig Dellimore about their program that tries to warn teenagers away from legal troubles on social media like bullying, so-called "sexting."
11/04/2022 • 28 minutes 45 seconds
Jesse Sullivan, GOP Candidate for Governor
Businessman Jesse Sullivan talks with Craig Dellimore about being an "outsider" running in the Republican Primary for Governor. He discusses crime, economic development, corruption and more.
04/04/2022 • 29 minutes
Jonathan Jackson, Democrat for Congress, 1st District
Businessman Jonathan Jackson, son of Rev. Jesse Jackson, talks with Craig Dellimore about what led him to run for the Congressional seat Bobby Rush is vacating. He discusses crime, mental health, economic development and more.
28/03/2022 • 28 minutes 39 seconds
Felicia Davis Blakely, Pres/CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women
Felicia Davis Blakely, head of the Chicago Foundation for Women, talks with Craig Dellimore about how far behind women are as the region struggles to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic. She also suggests what the government and corporations could do to help.
21/03/2022 • 29 minutes 7 seconds
Greg Hart for Dupage County Board Chairman
In the Republican race for DuPage County Board Chairman, DuPage County Board Member Greg Hart tells Craig Dellimore that his experience and record prove he is the better choice to take over for the retiring Dan Cronin.
14/03/2022 • 28 minutes 30 seconds
Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tells Craig Dellimore that the indictment of former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan highlights the need to reform systems like a zoning process that puts great power in the hands of Chicago aldermen.
07/03/2022 • 29 minutes 1 second
Breast Cancer and Black Women
Healthcare advocates say there are moves underway to lessen the disparities in the healthcare of people in Black and Brown communities. Craig Dellimore speaks with Omatola Gordon-Rose, Susan Komen's director of Health Equity initiatives, and State Representative La Shawn Ford.
27/02/2022 • 29 minutes 8 seconds
Pete DiCianni for DuPage County Chairman
A Republican running for DuPage County Board Chairman, Pete DiCianni, tells Craig Dellmore that he believes voters will decide who replaces outgoing chairman Dan Cronin using experience as a measure.
20/02/2022 • 27 minutes 55 seconds
Cabrini-Green and the BGA
Craig Dellimore talks with a panel from the Better Government Association and the near North Side, outlining a BGA investigation of City promises made to displaced residents of the former housing development...and how they were not kept.
13/02/2022 • 28 minutes 58 seconds
Richard Dent: Energy and Race
Richard Dent, a member of the 1985 Super Bowl Bears, tells Craig Dellimore that he is accusing an energy company of racism in the way he says officials tarnished his name and shut him out of a number of big contracts.
06/02/2022 • 29 minutes
Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans
Highlights of rare public remarks from Judge Timothy Evans, Chief of the Cook County Circuit Court. He discusses the role the courts can play in responding to and preventing violent crime. He also addresses Mayor Lightfoot's complaints that judges are letting too many dangerous criminals go free.
30/01/2022 • 28 minutes 45 seconds
Beyond Cash Bail
Craig Dellimore explores the kinds of help that the court system will offer accused felons as cash bonds are eliminated in Illinois next year. He's joined by Cook County Commissioner Dennis Deer, a vice-president of the Lawndale Christian Legal Center, and Matthew McFarland, with The Bail Project.
23/01/2022 • 28 minutes 58 seconds
Karin Norington-Reaves, Dem. candidate for 1st Congressional District
On leave as CEO of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, Karin Norington-Reaves talks about her campaign to fill the seat being vacated by Congressman Bobby Rush, who has endorsed her. She discusses her experience, her vision for the district and the political landscape.
16/01/2022 • 28 minutes 27 seconds
Jim Durkin, Illinois House Republican Leader
State Rep. James Durkin, the top Republican in the Illinois House, talks with Craig Dellimore about street crime in Chicago, getting school children back into the classrooms, and why he's confident the GOP will come up winners in the next elections.
10/01/2022 • 29 minutes 11 seconds
At Issue Year-End Roundtable (2021)
Craig Dellimore discusses the most impactful stories of 2021 with Mark Grote, Program Host and Reporter for WSCR 670, "The Score," and A.D. Quig, Political Reporter and Podcast Host for Crain's Chicago Business. They talk about COVID, bitter partisan politics, sports and more.
02/01/2022 • 28 minutes 57 seconds
Marisa Novara, Chicago Housing Commissioner
Marisa Novara, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Housing, talks with Craig Dellimore about the City's moves to dramatically increase housing affordability in the City, despite pushback from some neighborhoods. She also discusses issues of Gentrification and Homelessness.
26/12/2021 • 28 minutes 27 seconds
New Brookfield Zoo Director 12-19-2021
Dr. Michael Adkesson, the new President and CEO of the Chicago Zoological Society, talks with Craig Dellimore about his background and history with Brookfield Zoo. He outlines plans for new habitats and attractions at the Zoo. He also discusses the future of zoos in general.
19/12/2021 • 28 minutes 30 seconds
Homelessness and Diane Nilan 12-12-2021
Diane Nilan, advocate for the homeless and President of the group HEAR US, talks with Craig Dellimore about her book, which documents a 15-year journey throughout the country talking with homeless families and highlighting their plight.
12/12/2021 • 28 minutes 40 seconds
Chicago Ward Remap Round 2
Officials from CHANGE Illinois and a member of Chicago Independent Redistricting Commission talk with Craig Dellimore about the continuing battle over redrawing the city’s Ward boundaries…and the chances for “The People’s Map” getting a true hearing.
06/12/2021 • 29 minutes 4 seconds
Season Of Giving 2021
Each year at this time, we look at the state of charitable giving, and the work of non-profit groups in the area. United Way Chicago President and CEO Sean Garrett tells Craig Dellimore that as we work to emerge from the pandemic, there are hopeful signs and big challenges. Eric Smith, Vice Chairman of BMO Harris Bank, and Jamila Trimuel, Founder and CEO of Ladies of Virtue, also joined.
28/11/2021 • 29 minutes 5 seconds
Darren Bailey, Republican Candidate for Governor
GOP candidate for Governor, Darren Bailey, tells WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore that Illinois needs to cut wasteful spending, but he also suggests there may be some areas where government isn’t spending enough.
22/11/2021 • 28 minutes 51 seconds
Equity and the Budget 11-14-21
Highlight from a symposium on the Illinois budget, partly moderated by Craig Dellimore. The event, put on by the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, features two leading state lawmakers and one of Governor Pritzker's budget advisers discussing how a state budget can...or should...promote equity.
14/11/2021 • 28 minutes 58 seconds
Anxiety In the Schools
Officials from the nonprofit group Communities In Schools of Chicago talk with Craig Dellimore about their observations of continuing trauma and anxieties in the classrooms as public school children are back in their school buildings. They also discuss possible remedies.
07/11/2021 • 28 minutes 59 seconds
Progressive View of the Chicago Budget
Some Progressive activists around Chicago are worried about how the City will be able to pay for all the long-term programs Mayor Lightfoot announced for the budget approved last week. Craig Dellimore talks with three leaders of the Chicago Budget Coalition about the Chicago's 2022 Budget.
31/10/2021 • 28 minutes 29 seconds
Dr. Megan Ross, Lincoln Park Zoo President
New leadership is coming to the Lincoln Park Zoo. President and CEO- elect Dr. Megan Voss talks with Nancy Harty about taking over for Kevin Bell, who is retiring at the end of the year. .
24/10/2021 • 28 minutes 2 seconds
Architecture and Neighborhoods 10-17-2021
An exploration of Chicago's 2021 Architecture Biennial. WBBM's Craig Dellimore has the story.
17/10/2021 • 29 minutes 4 seconds
Anna Valencia, Candidate for IL Secretary of State
Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia talks with Craig Dellimore about her Democratic Campaign to succeed the retiring Secretary of State Jesse White. She discusses how her background and experience makes her the best fit for the jobs. And she discusses her plans to further modernize the agency.
10/10/2021 • 28 minutes 53 seconds
State & Chicago Redistricting
Officials with the reform group CHANGE Illinois and a member of the Chicago Advisory Redistricting Commission talk with Craig Dellimore about the often contentious process of redrawing legislative districts in Illinois...and Ward boundaries in Chicago.
03/10/2021 • 28 minutes 56 seconds
Americans for Prosperity - Illinois
Officials from Americans for Prosperity - Illinois talk with Craig Dellimore about their "Prairie State Promise" initiative to engage grassroots people in the Political process.
26/09/2021 • 28 minutes 31 seconds
AT ISSUE Ald Gilbert Villegas, City Council Latino Caucus 09-19-2021
Ald Gilbert Villegas, City Council Latino Caucus
19/09/2021 • 29 minutes 11 seconds
Chicago Aviation Commissioner Jamie Rhee
Aviation Commissioner Rhee talks with Craig Dellimore about the completion of O'Hair Airport's runway expansion and the future for the big airport that includes a new terminal, gates and access roads. She also discusses plans for Midway Airport. And, on this 20th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, she looks at how that tragedy has changed air travel--and airports--forever.
12/09/2021 • 28 minutes 17 seconds
At Issue: Political Reporter Bill Cameron 9-5-21
Veteran Political Reporter Bill Cameron--the retiring Dean of the Chicago City Hall Press Corps--talks with Craig Dellimore about his decision to step away from the job after 51 years. He discusses his most memorable subjects, political corruption in Illinois, and his feelings about the tone of politics in America today.
05/09/2021 • 29 minutes 5 seconds
A documentary about community activists in Chicago is having its premier at the Gene Siskel Theater. It follows the lives and work of two female Chicago activists. Craig Delimore talks with the film's director Ashley O'Shay.
29/08/2021 • 27 minutes 57 seconds
At Issue: Father Michael Pfleger, Sr. Pastor, St. Sabina Catholic Church 8-22-21
Activist priest Father Michael Pfleger talks about the deaths of police officer Ella French and the separate murders of two young people from *his* community. He also discusses the City's approach to gun violence and where officials and religious leaders fall short. He also talks about being cleared of sex abuse allegations that removed him from the pulpit for five months.
22/08/2021 • 28 minutes 22 seconds
Gary Rabine, GOP Candidate for Governor
Republican businessman Gary Rabine talks about his campaign for Governor, criticizing incumbent JB Pritzker's handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. He describes how his business background makes him better suited for the kind of collaboration he feels can move the state forward. He also talks about gun violence, taxes and jobs.
15/08/2021 • 28 minutes 43 seconds
At Issue: BUSINESS EQUITY INITIATIVE
The co-leaders of the "5/25 Move To Action" initiative talk with Craig Dellimore about a coalition of busine4ss leaders vowing to help African-American and Latino business across Chicago . The guests are: Gloria Castillo of the Chicago Community Trust and Briane Fabes, head of the Corporate Coalition of Chicago
08/08/2021 • 28 minutes 38 seconds
Ald. David Moore, Candidate for IL Secretary of State
South Side Alderman David Moore talks with Craig Dellimore about his campaign for the job now held by retiring Secretary of State Jesse White. He discusses his record on community service and integrity. He also outline a proposal for a Digital License Plate. He discusses violent crime and his victory changing the name of Lake Shore Drive to honor Jean Baptiste Point DuSable.
01/08/2021 • 28 minutes 54 seconds
At Issue: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle 7-25-21
Toni Preckwinkle, the head of the Cook County Board, talks with Craig Dellimore about the continuing challenge of Coronavirus vaccinations, an encouraging County Budget picture and the continuing dispute between County officials and the Lightfoot Administration over the surge in gun violence.
25/07/2021 • 28 minutes 26 seconds
AT ISSUE: City Colleges 07-18-2021
City Colleges Chancellor Juan Salgado tells Craig Dellimore that Malcolm X College is about to expand, and he discusses the Community Colleges system's work with Industry leaders to make sure the schools are training for the jobs that are out there. He also talks about work to increase diversity in the Tech industry.
18/07/2021 • 28 minutes 49 seconds
At Issue: Curbing Gun Violence 07-11-2021
Officials from Chicago Cred, Ready Chicago, and Communities Partnering for Peace tell Craig Dellimore that they want the government to use federal relief money for anti-violence programs.
11/07/2021 • 28 minutes 56 seconds
AT ISSUE: Illinois State Medical Society 07-04-2021
Dr. J. Regan Thomas, President of ISMS, talks with Craig Dellimore about COVID-19, the Vaccines, Misinformation and proposed state laws that could make a difference in your healthcare.
04/07/2021 • 28 minutes 34 seconds
AT ISSUE: Pat Dowell for IL Secretary of State 06-27-21
A Chicago Alderwoman is counting on her reputation to give her an advantage in therace to fill the seat of retiring Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore has that story:
27/06/2021 • 28 minutes 58 seconds
At Issue: Illinois Senate President Don Harmon 6-20-2021
Don Harmon, a Democrat from Oak Park, discusses with Political Editor Craig Dellimore how the Illinois General Assembly has worked through the pandemic and what his work as Illinois Senate President entails.
20/06/2021 • 28 minutes 28 seconds
AT ISSUE: Remaps and Govt Reforms 06-13-2021
Officials of a government reform group say they've been disappointed, but not surprised by state lawmakers actions on Ethics and lack of Bipartisanship this season. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore has the story.
13/06/2021 • 28 minutes 50 seconds
At Issue: Mayor Lori Lightfoot 6-6-2021
Mayor Lightfoot talks with Craig Dellimore about an elected school board, combating gun violence, civilian police oversight, race...and her clashes with some City Council members.
06/06/2021 • 28 minutes 38 seconds
AT ISSUE: Cong. Raja Krishnamoorthi 05-30-2021
Schaumburg Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi joins Craig Dellimore for a wide-ranging discussion on the failure of a bi-partisan January 6th Commission, efforts for a Hate Crimes Commission, Wordwide COVID-19 aid, Cyber Security and more.
30/05/2021 • 28 minutes 38 seconds
At Issue: Mental Health and the Courts 5-23-2021
Alexa James, CEO of NAMI Chicago, and Jen McGowan-Tomke, COO of NAMI Chicago, speak with WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore about topics that are highlighted during Mental Health Awareness Month.
23/05/2021 • 28 minutes 41 seconds
AT ISSUE: Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss 05-16-2021
Former State Senator Daniel Biss says as the new Mayor of Evanston, hell run an open and inclusive government. And he wants to prove thats more than just lip service. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore has the story.
16/05/2021 • 28 minutes 33 seconds
AT ISSUE: Adam Schuster, IL Policy Institute 05-09-2021
As COVID-19 vaccinations expand, more places for business, entertainment and recreation are opening up to more people. But a Pritzker Administration Critic says the state still has far to go toward a real recovery. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore has the story.
09/05/2021 • 28 minutes 38 seconds
At Issue: Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs 5-2-21
State Treasurer Michael Frerichs tells WBBM's Political Editor Craig Dellimore that more people across Illinois should be saving for their retirement.
02/05/2021 • 28 minutes 42 seconds
At Issue: Dr. Helene Gayle, CEO, Chicago Community Trust 4-25-21
Helene Gayle, President and CEO of the Chicago Community Trust, talks with Craig Dellimore about the mission of the foundation and its efforts. She describes the CCT's role in Chicago's response to the coronavirus pandemic and how the Trust became a leading partner in the city's recovery plans. She also discusses race, equity and the wealth gap.
25/04/2021 • 28 minutes 23 seconds
AT ISSUE: IL Senate GOP Ldr. Dan McConchie 04-18-2021
State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorne Woods) talks with Craig Dellimore about taking over as the new Senate Republican Leader, and his vision for the GOP Caucus in Springfield. He discusses taxes, COVID-19, the state budget and the exodus of some residents from Illinois.
18/04/2021 • 28 minutes 31 seconds
AT ISSUE: Cong. Robin Kelly, IL Democratic Party Chair 04-11-2021
Matteson Congresswoman Robin Kelly, the new head of the Illinois Democratic Party, talks with Craig Dellimore about her vision for making the political organization more inclusive and looking towards the future. She talks about party unity, more activities downstate, and creating a new generation of activists. She also discusses gun violence, and the measures she believes Congress must take to being the epidemic of shootings under control.
11/04/2021 • 29 minutes 1 second
At Issue: Paul Schimpf for Governor 4-04-2021
Attorney and former State Senator Paul Schimpf talks to political editor Craig Dellimore about running against Governor JB Pritzker. The Republican gubernatorial hopeful discusses what he would do to improve business and the economy to prevent people from leaving the state.
04/04/2021 • 28 minutes 29 seconds
AT ISSUE: Don Tracy, IL GOP Chairman 03-28-2021
The new head of the Illinois Republican Party Don Tracy acknowledges that former House Speaker Michael Madigan's resignation as both Speaker and State Democratic chairman is a bit of a two-edged sword. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks to Don Tracy about his new role on this weeks AT ISSUE
28/03/2021 • 29 minutes 4 seconds
At Issue: Aurora Mayor's Race 3-21-21
The Aurora election is on April 6th, and Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin and his two challengers differ on issues such as development and the so-called Green Economy. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks to the mayor and candidates Aurora Alderman Judd Lofchie and Aurora businessman John Laesch.
21/03/2021 • 29 minutes 6 seconds
At Issue: COVID and the Workforce 3-14-21
Karin Norington-Reaves, CEO of the Chicago-Cook Workforce Partnership, tells WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore that the pandemic changed the landscape of employment, and the recovery is an opportunity to take advantage of what we've learned.
14/03/2021 • 28 minutes 45 seconds
AT ISSUE: Suburban Policing 03-07-2021
Suburban Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzen talks with Craig Dellimore about Policing during a Pandemic. He also discusses the states new Criminal Justice Reform law and why he is retiring from a job he's held for 13 years.
07/03/2021 • 29 minutes 5 seconds
At Issue: Women's Issues 2-28-21
As Women's History Month is set to begin, Craig Dellimore talks with Felicia Davis, President & CEO of the Chicago Foundation for Women. They discuss issues and challenges facing women, from COVID-19 to crime, equity and the future.
28/02/2021 • 29 minutes
AT ISSUE: The Chicago Monuments Project
The co-chairs of Chicago's Monument Project Advisory panel talk with Craig Dellimore about the review of the City's Monuments for racial and cultural concerns. Mark Kelly, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Bonnie McDonald, President and CEO of Landmarks Illinois and Public Historian Jennifer Scott discuss the next steps.
25/02/2021 • 27 minutes 9 seconds
AT ISSUE: The Water Crises 02-14-2021
16/02/2021 • 29 minutes 5 seconds
At Issue: Historic Pullman 02-07-2021
As Chicago’s first location to be part of the National Park Service, the Pullman National Monument helps tell the story of a too-often ignored chapter of American History. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore has that story.
07/02/2021 • 28 minutes 33 seconds
At Issue: Illinois House Speaker Emanuel Welch 1-31-2021
Newly-elected Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch talks with WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore about the challenges that await him as he takes the gavel from Michael Madigan. He discusses setting a more bi-partisan tone in the House, and dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, economic recovery, the budget, ethics, redistricting and more.
31/01/2021 • 28 minutes 32 seconds
At Issue: Vaccine Distribution in Kane County 1-24-2021
Kane County Board chairwoman Corinne Pierog tells WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore that the Kane County Health Department underfunded, and now has to distribute the coronavirus vaccine.
24/01/2021 • 28 minutes 57 seconds
At Issue: Ending Cash Bond 1-17-2021
Sharlyn Grace, Executive Director of the Chicago Community Bond Fund, tells WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore that too many people…most of them Black and Brown...are in jail simply because they cannot afford to make bail while their cases are decided.
17/01/2021 • 29 minutes 2 seconds
At Issue: Chaotic Transition of Power - January 10, 2021
Elmhurst University Political Science Professor Constance Mixon and Attorney and Constitutional Expert David Applegate discuss the Transition of Power with WBBM's Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
10/01/2021 • 28 minutes 56 seconds
At Issue: DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin -January 3, 2021
Jim Gudas talks to Robert Berlin, DuPage County State's Attorney, about the challenges that DuPage has faced because of the pandemic, and reducing crime.
03/01/2021 • 28 minutes 43 seconds
AT ISSUE: Cardinal Blase Cupich 12/27/2020
Challenges facing Chicago’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese in 2020 went beyond the effects of COVID-19, and the needs of parishioners affected by the Coronavirus. There were economic issues, and new attention on the issue of sexual abuse by members of the clergy.
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports for this week's At Issue.
28/12/2020 • 27 minutes 58 seconds
AT ISSUE: Cook County COVID Vaccine 12/20/2020
Drs. Kiran Joshi and Sharon Welbel, two leading physicians with Cook County's Health and Hospitals System, discuss the rollout of the first COVID-19 vaccine, and addesses public concers about the Vaccine's safety, it's distribution, and when everyday people might be able to obtain it.
21/12/2020 • 29 minutes 8 seconds
At Issue: ACLU 2020 12/13/2020
Colleen Connell, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, talks with Craig Dellimore about police reform, immigration, voting rights and other civil liberties. She also talks about transitioning from a Trump White House to one led by Joe Biden.
14/12/2020 • 28 minutes 23 seconds
AT ISSUE: Congressman Adam Kinzinger, R-IL 12/6/20
Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-16th) talks with Craig Dellimore about his criticism of President Trump's efforts to undue the 2020 Election, and his concerns about the policies of President-Elect Joe Biden. He also discusses the COVID-19 outbreak and deaths at the LaSalle Veterans Home.
07/12/2020 • 28 minutes 24 seconds
At Issue: Non-Profits and COVID-19, 11/29/2020
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago President and CEO, Sean Garrett, and Carlos Nelson, Executive Director of the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, talk with WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore about how non-profit groups—and others—are coping with the Coronavirus.
29/11/2020 • 28 minutes 56 seconds
At Issue: Chicago Urban League 11-22-2020
Craig Dellimore talks with Karen Freeman-Wilson, President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League. They discuss the "Black Shop Chicago" initiative and the work of the Urban League to help Black-owned business as well as helping people train for and find jobs.
22/11/2020 • 28 minutes 48 seconds
AT ISSUE: ARTS FUNDING AND THE PANDEMIC 11-25-2020
Craig Dellimore talks with two people from the Arts Alliance called "Enrich Chicago" about the challenges smaller, minority arts organizations have finding funding in Chicago. Nina Sànchez, director of Enrich Chicago and Vershawn Sanders-Ward, Founder and Artistic Director of the Red Clay Dance Company discuss their missions, their Art...and their fight to rid the Arts Community of racism.
16/11/2020 • 28 minutes 52 seconds
At Issue (11/8/2020): State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit for Speaker of the Illinois House
West Suburban Democratic lawmaker Stephanie Kifowit talks with Craig Dellimore about why she is challenging House Speaker Michael Madigan for his leadership post. She discusses the alleged scandals hovering around him, and how his dual role as chair of the Democratic Party may be hurting other Illinois Democrats.
09/11/2020 • 28 minutes 39 seconds
At Issue: Elections and Eating in Illinois 11-1-2020
First Craig Dellimore talks with Will County Clerk Lauren Staley-Ferry about how voting, and counting the votes, will go this year, amid a pandemic and political strife.
Then it's a conversation with Illinois Restaurant Association President Sam Toia about the dispute over Governor Pritzker's ban on indoor dining in Chicago and the Collar Counties.
Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Prosecutor Risa Lanier about the many candidates for judge and the judicial retention issues on the ballot this year. She explains how voters can get good information about them. She also discusses the issue of judicial independence, and how politics can conflict with it.
25/10/2020 • 28 minutes 35 seconds
Graduated Income Tax Amendment
Craig Dellimore conducts a spirited discussion about the pros and cons of the Constitutional Amendment authorizing a graduated income tax that is on the November Ballot. The guests are Quentin Fulks, Executive Director "Vote Yes for Fairness" and Businessman Tony Duncan, with the "Coalition to Stop the Tax Hike Amendment".
19/10/2020 • 28 minutes 50 seconds
At Issue: Steve Bernas, CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois 10-11-20
The head of the local Better Business Bureau tells WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore that scam artists are preying on consumers in alarming numbers during the Coronavirus pandemic.
11/10/2020 • 27 minutes 48 seconds
Candidates clash during 6th Congressional District debate
WBBM Newsradio's Craig Dellimore helps moderate the 6 Congressional District debate among incumbent U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D); and challengers Jeanne Ives (R) and Bill Redpath, Libertarian.
05/10/2020 • 57 minutes 43 seconds
At Issue: Restorative Justice 10-4-20
Officials from the RJ Hubs collaborative talk with Craig Dellimore about using Restorative Justice to combat violence and mass incarceration in Chicago. Elena Quintana of Adler University joins RJ Hubs Coordinator Joshua Brooks and RJ Practitioner Anthony Montoya for a frank discussion about healing communities.
04/10/2020 • 28 minutes 46 seconds
AT ISSUE: Cong. Lauren Underwood
Naperville Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood talks with Craig Dellimore about COVID-19, Healthcare and defending her seat against the challenge from Republican State Senator Jim Oberweis.
28/09/2020 • 28 minutes 34 seconds
AT ISSUE: Metra Executive Director James Derwinski 09/27/2020
Metra's top exec, Jim Derwinski, talks with Craig Dellimore about how the rail service is adapting to the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. He discusses revenue losses, the possibility of service cuts, and the million dollar campaign to show passenger how Metra has made the trains safe for them to return.
28/09/2020 • 28 minutes 34 seconds
At Issue: Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough 9-13-20
WBBM's Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Karen Yarbrough, the Cook County Clerk, about early voting and how to vote in the upcoming elections.
14/09/2020 • 28 minutes 56 seconds
AT ISSUE: Chicago Budget Director Susie Park 09/06/2020
City Budget Director Susie Park talks with Craig Dellimore about the $2-billion worth of budget gaps Chicago is facing this year and next. She also discusses the painful ways the City might close the shortfalls and the pressures to maintain the services that residents need now more than ever.
06/09/2020 • 28 minutes 36 seconds
At Issue: Author Pete Keller of “Cabrini Green: The Pete Keller Chronicles”
It was one of the most infamous housing projects in Chicago…that garnered even more attention for the violence and a short move-in by late Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne. On this week’s “At Issue” program WBBM’s Jennifer Keiper talks with author Pete Keller about the development and his new book, “Cabrini Green: The Pete Keller Chronicles."
30/08/2020 • 27 minutes 43 seconds
AT ISSUE: DuPage: Price of the Pandemic
Craig Dellimore discusses how DuPage County is working to recover from the COVID-19 outbreak and chart a path towards real recovery. He talks with DuPage County Board member Bob Larsen who chairs the board’s finance committee, Karen Ayala, the DuPage County Health Director and Greg Bedalov, President of Choose DuPage.
23/08/2020 • 28 minutes 53 seconds
At Issue: Cook County States Attorney Kimberly Foxx 8/16/20
States Attorney Kim Foxx talks with Craig Dellimore about the cooperation among City, County, State & Federal authorities to fight looting and the recent surge in gun violence in Chicago. She discusses her office's efforts to bring violent criminals to justice, and her efforts toward Criminal Justice Reform and an end to racial inequities in the Court system.
16/08/2020 • 28 minutes 18 seconds
AT ISSUE: April Redzic, CEO of DuPage PADS 9/8/2020
April Redzic, the new President & CEO of DuPage PADS talks with Craig Dellimore about the advocacy group's work to end Homelessness in the Western suburbs. She discusses how COVID-19 has redirected its efforts to combat a problem that is, often, invisible to many local residents. She talks about the future for their efforts and what gives her hope.
09/08/2020 • 28 minutes 29 seconds
At Issue: JUSTICE 2020: Courts & Incarceration
Craig Dellimore moderates a discussion about Equity in the Criminal Justice system with Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Jobi Cates, Director of Restore Justice and Sharone Mitchell, director of the Illinois Justice Project. They express views on the Bond system, Gun Violence, long-term prison terms and the effect of COVID-19 on the Justice system.
02/08/2020 • 29 minutes 4 seconds
AT ISSUE: Carmen Ayala, IL Supt. of Education 07-26-2020
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Illinois’ top school official Carmen Ayala, the state Superintendent of Education. She says local school districts have some difficult decisions to make about the coming year because of the Coronavirus pandemic, and the state is giving them all the help and guidance it can.
26/07/2020 • 28 minutes 45 seconds
At Issue: Pat O'Brien GOP for States Attorney 7/19/20
The Republican candidate for Cook County States says he wants more suspects off the streets instead of out on bail as they are under the Democratic incumbent, Kimberly Foxx.
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports
19/07/2020 • 28 minutes 35 seconds
At Issue: Jahmal Cole, MyBlock, MyHood MyCity 07/12/2020
WBBM's Craig Dellimore speaks with Founder and President of MyBlock, MyHood MyCity Jahmal Cole about what needs to be done to help neighborhoods and the city.
12/07/2020 • 28 minutes 52 seconds
At Issue: Jim Oberweis 07/05/2020
WBBM's Craig Dellimore talks with State Senator and Jim Oberweis about his campaign to try to unseat the U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood as the Republican nominee in the 14th Congressional District in the upcoming election.
05/07/2020 • 27 minutes 55 seconds
At Issue: Maryam Ahmad, Chicago Bar Association 6/28/20
Craig Dellimore speaks with Maryam Ahmad of the new president of the Chicago Bar Association. Ahmad talks about her experiences, what the CBA is, and the significance of her position.
28/06/2020 • 28 minutes 41 seconds
AT ISSUE: Cong. Sean Casten 06-07-2020
Downers Grove Democrat Sean Casten talks about his fight to retain his 6th Congressional District seat against a challenge from Republican Jeanne Ives. He also discusses Climate Change, COVID-19, Police Misconduct and the unrest across America.
07/06/2020 • 28 minutes 45 seconds
At Issue: Jeanne Ives, 6th District Republican Congressional Candidate
Former Republican State Representative Jeanne Ives talks with Craig Dellimore about her bid to unseat Wheaton Congressman Sean Casten, the Democratic incumbent. She discusses Casten's record, her priorities, and what she thinks has gfone wrong with the State and Federal efforts to confront the Coronavirus pandemic.
24/05/2020 • 28 minutes 59 seconds
At Issue: Juan Salgado City Colleges of Chicago 05/17/2020
When the 7 campuses of the City Colleges of Chicago begin the Fall term, they may have a different way of doing things because of the Coronavirus pandemic. City Colleges Chancellor Juan Salgado talks navigating college during COVID-19.
17/05/2020 • 28 minutes 51 seconds
At Issue: U-S CENSUS 2020 5/10/20
U-S Census Chicago Regional Director Marilyn Sanders talks with Craig Dellimore about how the COVID-19 Pandemic has affected the Census. She also discusses the push for a complete count and why that is so vitally important for the metropolitan area.
12/05/2020 • 28 minutes 15 seconds
At Issue: Illinois State Senator Bill Brady 5/3/20
Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady talks with Craig Dellimore about Governor Pritzker's COVID-19 Recovery plan, the continuing shutdown order and the need for the General Assembly to meet about the pandemic.
07/05/2020 • 28 minutes 24 seconds
At Issue: Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi 4/26/20
Schaumburg Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi talks with Craig Dellimore about how Congress is working through the COVID-19 crisis, and how he is battling Coronavirus scammers, among others.
07/05/2020 • 28 minutes 50 seconds
At Issue: Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin 4/19/20
Richard Irvin, Aurora's Mayor talks with Craig Dellimore about the challenges of helping the City recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, and his own bout with the disease.
07/05/2020 • 28 minutes 5 seconds
AT ISSUE: Amy Campanelli, Cook County Public Defender 4/12/2020
Public Defender Amy Campanelli talks with Craig Dellimore about efforts to release Cook County Jail inmates who may be at high risk for COVID-19 infections. She also discusses the debate over Cash Bond and public safety, defending people during a pandemic...and the presumption of innocence.
12/04/2020 • 28 minutes 49 seconds
At Issue : Toni Preckwinkle 04/05/2020
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle talks with Craig Dellimore about the impact on Cook County due to COVID-19.
05/04/2020 • 28 minutes
At Issue: Brookfield Zoo President 3/29/2020
Stuart Strahl, President of the Chicago Zoological Society, talks with Craig Dellimore about the evolution of the Zoo and it's mission, the major impact the Coronavirus is having this year and his upcoming retirement.
29/03/2020 • 28 minutes 46 seconds
At Issue: Felicia Davis, President & CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women 03/15/2020
Felicia Davis talks with Craig Dellimore about the fundraising work of the Chicago Foundation for women, issues of Pay Equity, Sexual Harassment, Violence and the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
26/03/2020 • 28 minutes 10 seconds
At Issue: Primary Roundtable 03/22/2020
Craig Dellimore looks back on the Illinois primary and general election with Political Analyst Andy Shaw and The Daily Line Editor Heather Cherone.
22/03/2020 • 28 minutes 52 seconds
At Issue: Cook County Clerk Race 3/8/2020
Craig Dellimore talks with all four candidates running for Cook County Clerk. He discusses their experience and what issues they stand on. The Illinois primary is on March 17th.
08/03/2020 • 27 minutes 24 seconds
At Issue: Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel 3.1.2020
Rahm Emanuel talks with Craig Dellimore about his new book, which suggests as Washington backs away from new programs, Cities are moving forward. He also sizes up Mayors on the Presidential Campaign trail…and challenges to Democratic Party unity.
01/03/2020 • 28 minutes 51 seconds
At Issue: Rush Darwish, Democratic Candidate for the 3rd Congressional District 2/23/2020
Congressional hopeful Rush Darwish talks with Craig Dellimore about the significance of his campaign, and his ties to the Arab-American community and the Middle Class. He discusses his differences on issues like Health Care, Gun Control, and Politics in general.
23/02/2020 • 27 minutes 2 seconds
At Issue: 3rd District Congressman Daniel Lipinski 2/16/2020
Congressman Dan Lipinski talks with Craig Dellimore about the bitter 3rd District Primary race, and divisions within the Democratic Party. He discusses Abortion, Health Care, Transportation and more.
16/02/2020 • 28 minutes 33 seconds
At Issue: Illinois Policy Institute 2/2/2020
Adam Schuster, director of budget and tax research for the Illinois Policy Institute talks with Craig Dellimore about the concerns the free-market think tank has with Governor Pritzker's budget proposals. The group is fighting the "Fair Tax" plan, pushing for stronger pension reform, but supporting Pritzker's ethics reform ideas.
02/02/2020 • 27 minutes 54 seconds
At Issue: Democrat Marie Newman 1/26/2020
Democrat Marie Newman is gearing up to run for Congress against incumbent Dan Lipinski . She lays out her views on raising the minimum wage to $15, medicare for all, higher taxes and more.
26/01/2020 • 27 minutes 56 seconds
At Issue: Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President 1/19/2020
County Board President Toni Preckwinkle talks with Craig Dellimore about taking more power with the Health System, her big concerns about Cannabis and the Census count, among other things.
19/01/2020 • 27 minutes 41 seconds
At Issue: Toi Hutchinson, Governor's Senior Adviser on Cannabis Control 1/12/2020
Former State lawmaker Toi Hutchinson talks with Craig Dellimore about how the Pritzker Administration is working to make sure that the new recreational cannabis industry is making up for the past wrong of the "War on Drugs." She discusses expungements and pardons in low-level pot cases, and the slow, but steady efforts to make sure African-American and Latino business people participate in the financial benefits.
12/01/2020 • 28 minutes 12 seconds
Advocates for the Homeless Explode Some Myths About the Problem & Solutions
Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Doug Schenkelberg, the head of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and Richard Ducatenzeiler, Director of the provider Agency Franciscan Outreach about the depth—and variety—of homelessness. They also talk about what the City is doing and what everyday people can do to help.
05/01/2020 • 28 minutes 23 seconds
Year in Review 2019 - Three Radio.Com Journalists Look Back
Craig Dellimore chats with Mary Dixon, longtime co-host on WXRT-FM, and Mark Grote, Sports Reporter and Host on WSCR 670 and WBBM, about 2019's top stories, including a new Chicago Mayor, a new Illinois Governor, and lots of controversies.
30/12/2019 • 28 minutes 53 seconds
Robert Fioretti, Democratic Candidate for Cook County States Attorney
Former Alderman Bob Fioretti says he could bring positive change to the prosecutor's office. The former alderman talks with Craig Dellimore about his campaign to unseat Democratic incumbent Kim Foxx. He discusses gun crimes, retail theft, bail, and criminal justice and police reform.
22/12/2019 • 28 minutes 26 seconds
At Issue: Race & Chicago 12/15/2019
Mayor Lori Lightfoot talks with Craig Dellimore about how the issue of race affects a number of major matters in the City of Chicago and her efforts to right past wrongs. Then a top official with the Chicago Urban League helps put things in perspective.
16/12/2019 • 28 minutes 36 seconds
At Issue with Bill Conway Cand. States Attorney for 12-8-19
Bill Conway with Craig Dellimore talks about his qualifications to run the office he once worked for. He also discusses combating violent crime and gun trafficking and reforming the criminal justice system.
08/12/2019 • 28 minutes 14 seconds
Season of Giving - 2019
Sean Garrett, President & CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, and Tevonne Ellis, Program Director for Claretian Associates in South Chicago talk with Craig Dellimore about the difficulties facing social service groups, as donations decline. But they also discuss Chicago's efforts to revitalize the South and West sides and why that is a hopeful sign.
01/12/2019 • 28 minutes 22 seconds
At Issue: Architecture and the Neighborhoods 11/24/2019
Officials and a participant in the Chicago Architectural Biennial talk with Craig Dellimore about how the international exhibition is working to make the world of architects and artists more integrated with neighborhoods and everyday people. Biennial Chairman Jack Guthman, Biennial Executive Director Todd Palmer and Urban Designer Emmanuel Pratt, head of the Sweet Water Foundation, all say it's not just about "buildings."
25/11/2019 • 28 minutes 46 seconds
At Issue: FIGHTING GUN VIOLENCE 11/17/2019
Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Autry Philips, Director iof the Target Area Development Corporation, speak with Craig Dellimore about the need for more resources to quell gun violence in Chicago. They discuss programs to help those involved in violence, enlisting the help of people in the neighborhoods, and the impact of Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's retirement.
17/11/2019 • 28 minutes 32 seconds
At Issue 11-10-19: Former Cook County and federal prosecutor Donna More
Former assistant U.S. attorney and assistant Cook County state’s attorney Donna More talks to WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore about running against Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.
11/11/2019 • 28 minutes 12 seconds
At Issue: Great Lakes Challenges 11/3/2019
Conservation experts Andrea Densham & Jacklyn Wegner of the Shedd Aquarium talk with Craig Dellimore about the way businesses and government leaders are combining efforts to combat invasive species and reduce pollution going into the Great Lakes. They also discuss the need for the public to be more involved...and active.
04/11/2019 • 28 minutes 29 seconds
At Issue: City Planner Maurice Cox 10-27-19
Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks to Maurice Cox, Chicago's Commissioner of Planning and Development, about Invest South West, which is a plan to revitalize Chicago's south and west sides.
28/10/2019 • 28 minutes 16 seconds
At Issue: Nancy Gianni, Founder and Chief Belief Officer of Gigi Playhouse
This week on At Issue: WBBM's Bernie Tafoya speaks with Nancy Gianni, the founder and chief belief officer of GiGis Playhouses (Down syndrome achievement centers).
20/10/2019 • 28 minutes 17 seconds
At Issue: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This week on At Issue, WBBM's Lisa Fielding talks about the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
13/10/2019 • 28 minutes 21 seconds
At Issue: Dekalb Walcott Jr, author of ""Black Heroes of Fire" 10-6-19
A bit of Chicago history this week, as Craig Dellimore talks to Dekalb Walcott Jr, a retired Chicago fire department batallion chief, about the nation's first paid black fire unit, which was here in Chicago.
07/10/2019 • 28 minutes 38 seconds
At Issue: Karin Norington-Reaves, CEO of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership 9/29/19
Karin Norington-Reaves, CEO of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, takes Craig Dellimore inside the operation that has been successfully working with Employers, and helping job-seekers train and find work. She discusses the accomplishments and the challenges.
29/09/2019 • 28 minutes 44 seconds
At Issue: 9-22-19 Dir., Cabrini Green Legal Aid Ester Franco-Payne
Esther Franco-Payne, Executive Dir., Cabrini GReen Legal AId talks with Craig Dellimore about the challenges for people hoping to get clean criminal records as a resuly of the legalization of recreational Marijuana. She describes the major problems facing people with minor offenses...a talks about what help they can get.
22/09/2019 • 28 minutes 35 seconds
At Issue: Jeanne Ives, Republican Congressional Candidate 9/15/2019
Conservative Republican Jeanne Ives talks with Craig Dellimore about her effort to regain the 6th Congressional seat for the GOP, the tone of campaign rhetoric, Donald Trump, and several issues including Immigration and taxes.
15/09/2019 • 28 minutes 42 seconds
At Issue: Cook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx 9-8-19
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks to Cook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx about the Jussie Smollett case, setting bonds, recreational drug convictions, and more.
08/09/2019 • 28 minutes 24 seconds
At Issue: Congressman Michael Quiqley, 9-1-2019
Congressman Michael Quiqley talk with Craig Dellimore about his upcoming trip out West, where he says even National Parks are falling victim to Climate Change. The Democrat also discusses Russian interference in U-S elections, calls for President Trump’s impeachment, the U-S Census, Presidential Primaries, and Voting rights.
01/09/2019 • 28 minutes 40 seconds
At Issue: Laurence Msall, President of the Civic Federation 8/25/2019
Laurence Msall, one of the City's most respected budget analysts, talks with Craig Dellimore about the fiscal challenges facing the Lori Lightfoot Administration, and the prospects for closing what could be a Billion dollar Budget Gap. He talks taxes, revenue, structural reform and political realities.
25/08/2019 • 28 minutes 42 seconds
At Issue: Kwame Raoul, Illinois Attorney General 8/18/2019
Kwame Raoul talks with Craig Dellimore about the range of things the Attorney General’s office is doing, from monitoring and fighting Trump Administration policies on immigrants to pushing on Chicago Police Reform and preparing for the legalization of marijuana.
19/08/2019 • 28 minutes 39 seconds
At Issue: The READI Chicago program of the Heartland Alliance 8/11/19
Eddie Bocanegra, Senior Director of the READI Chicago Program talks with Craig Dellimore about the effort to give jobs to those most at-risk for being involved with gun violence. The program now serves some 500 men who've been crime victims and/or offenders.
11/08/2019 • 28 minutes 39 seconds
At Issue: Candace Moore, Chicago's Chief Equity Officer 8/4/2019
Civil Rights Attorney Candace Moore talks with Craig Dellimore about her job as Director of the Office of Equity and Racial Justice, and her mission to help make sure City policies do no harm, while they are doing good.
04/08/2019 • 28 minutes 45 seconds
At Issue: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle 7/28/2019
Board President Toni Preckwinkle talks with Craig Dellimore about why there are no new taxes in her next budget, how the county's health care system is doing, when she'll meet with Mayor Lightfoot to discuss gun violence, and who is setting the tone for discussions about race these days.
28/07/2019 • 28 minutes 33 seconds
At Issue 7-21-19 Safety Net Hospitals
Top officials from the Mount Sinai Health Systems and Jackson Park Hospital talk with Craig Dellimore about the difficulties and the victories in providing health care in economically challenged neighborhoods. It’s a learning process about what works, and doesn’t when it comes to Government and Medicine.
21/07/2019 • 27 minutes 29 seconds
At Issue: Benjamin Wolf, Legal Director of the ACLU of Illinois.
This week on At Issue, WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore sits down with Benjamin Wolf, Legal Director of the ACLU of Illinois.
14/07/2019 • 27 minutes 33 seconds
At Issue: Field Foundation "New Leaders" 7/7/2019
Craig Dellimore talks with Field Foundation official Hilesh Patel about the organizations program to identify "Leaders for a New Chicago." Then, two of the awardees join the spirited discussion about leadership and making change in the City: Tonika Lewis Johnson, a Visual Artist and Heather Miller, with the American Indian Center.
07/07/2019 • 27 minutes 21 seconds
James Derwinski, CEO/Executive Director, Metra Rail 6/30/2019
Metra CEO James Derwinski talks with Craig Dellimore about how Illinois' Capital Construction program is going to help replace aging passenger cars and locomotives, and upgrade communications and train stations. He outlines the rail line short and long-range plans and challenges.
30/06/2019 • 27 minutes 53 seconds
At Issue: Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael Kelly 6/23/2019
Chicago's Parks' CEO talks with Craig Dellimore about the new, and continuing, programs that will be helping children stay safe this summer. He discuss the close cooperation with other City agencies, the mission of getting neighborhood people involved in more activities, and the challenge of finding enough funding.
23/06/2019 • 28 minutes 6 seconds
At Issue: Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans 6/16/2019
Chief Judge Timothy Evans talks with Craig Dellimore about reforming the County's Bail Bond system to that defendants are not unnecessarily jailed awaiting trial *just* because they are poor. Critics says the system lets too many dangerous criminal go free. Judge Evans answers the critics.
16/06/2019 • 28 minutes 25 seconds
Chicago City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin 6/2/2019
Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin talks with Craig Dellimore about securing the City's investments, investing in community projects, expanding depositories, and why things will be better now that women run Chicago.
02/06/2019 • 28 minutes 36 seconds
At Issue: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 5/26/2019
Sheriff Tom Dart talks with Craig Dellimore about problems with bond reform, and efforts on mental health and violence on Chicago’s West Side.
26/05/2019 • 27 minutes 46 seconds
Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan 5-19-2019
Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan along with Chicago Police detective Vivian Williams talk with Craig Dellimore about their efforts in helping Chicago's at-risk-youth.
19/05/2019 • 28 minutes 31 seconds
At Issue: Mayor Rahm Emanuel Farewell 5-12-19
Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks with Craig Dellimore just over a week before he steps down as Mayor. They talk about police reform, pensions, politics, and school funding among other things.
12/05/2019 • 28 minutes 25 seconds
At Issue: Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi 5/5/2019
Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi talks with Crauig Dellimore about undoing years of financial inequities and changing the way assessments are made. He discusses the affect on the tax bills and the business....and why legislation to require more Data is key.
05/05/2019 • 28 minutes 26 seconds
At Issue: Congresswoman Lauren Underwood 4-28-19
After hosting a roundtable on prescription drug prices and other health care issues, 14th District Congresswoman Lauren Underwood says the public should be a lot more vocal about such things now. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore caught up with her there.
28/04/2019 • 29 minutes 25 seconds
At Issue: Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin 4/21/2019
House Republican Leader Jim Durkin talks with Craig Dellimore about why he's fighting against the Governor's graduated income tax proposal...and FOR a change in the State Constitution to bring down Pension costs. He also discusses his friendship with Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot.
21/04/2019 • 28 minutes 40 seconds
At Issue 4-14-19 Future of The city Council
15/04/2019 • 29 minutes 5 seconds
At Issue: Chicago Federation of Labor & Lori Lightfoot 4/7/2019
Chicago Federation of Labor Pres. Bob Reiter talks with Craig Dellimore about the role labor played in the Chicago Mayor's Race, and with City Government in general. He also talks about the road ahead for organized labor in the City and State.
07/04/2019 • 28 minutes 2 seconds
At Issue: CHICAGO MAYORAL CANDIDATES 3/31/2019
Craig Dellimore interviews the African-American woman who will make History in Tuesday's Chicago runoff elections AND her opponent. In separate interviews County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Former Federal Prosecutor Lori Lightfoot talk about the tone of the campaign, the accusations the women have thrown at each other, their plans for police and criminal justice reform...and the path forward for the City.
31/03/2019 • 28 minutes 49 seconds
At Issue 40th Ward Race for Alderman 3-24-19
Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with longtime alderman Patrick O'Connor and community activist Andre Vasquez. It is a a race fueled by calls for "change" on the City Council, warnings about each candidate's past history, and who can best listen to the needs of the people.
24/03/2019 • 28 minutes 51 seconds
At Issue: Community Activism: Win or Lose 3/17/2019
Craig Dellimore talks with community leaders Amisha Patel, Exec. Director of the Grassroots Collaborative, Huu Nguyen, a Board Member for Raise Your Hand Action, and Debbie Southorn, of the "No Cop Academy" group, about what keeps neighborhood-based movements going, and where they go from here.
17/03/2019 • 28 minutes 43 seconds
At Issue: Business of Marijuana 3/8/2019
Illinois is poised to be the next state to possibly legalize marijuana for recreational use. At the same time, it's one of the first states to offer medical pot instead of opioids to treat pain. This week on At Issue, WBBM's Lisa Fielding talks about Illinois' growing marijuana business with John Sullivan and Jason Erkes, both representatives of Chicago-based cannabis producer and distributor Cresco Labs.
10/03/2019 • 28 minutes 16 seconds
PREPARING FOR THE MAYORAL RUNOFF - ANALYSIS 3/3/2019
Political Analyst Andy Shaw and Heather Cherone, Managing Editor of The Daily Line, join Craig Dellimore for a discussion about how a 14-candidate Mayoral race has a runoff to decide who will be Chicago's first Black Female Mayor…and why the City Council is poised for a sea change.
03/03/2019 • 28 minutes 42 seconds
What Older Voters Want 2/24/2019
Craig Dellimore talks with Bob Gallo, State Director of the American Association of Retired Persons in Illinois and Manager of Advocacy Mary Anderson about the issues voters over 50 care most about, and what they want from the next Mayor and local lawmakers.
24/02/2019 • 28 minutes 39 seconds
At Issue: Mayoral Candidate John Kozlar
John Kozlar, the youngest and least well-funded of the candidates for Chicago Mayor, talks with Craig Dellimore about how he is trying to make his mark on the campaign with his ideas. He wants Police to live in the areas they Patrol...promises NOT to raise property taxes...but DOES think selling the naming rights to Chicago Bridges could bring in millions. he also discusses schools, and neighborhood development.
17/02/2019 • 28 minutes 32 seconds
Mayoral Candidate Amara Enyia Begins Big GOTV Campaign
Mayoral hopeful Amara Enyia's the guest on our AT ISSUE program with Craig Dellimore this weekend and you can hear more of her thoughts Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Enyia says her campaign is mounting a "Get Out The Vote" effort like nothing the City has seen before.
09/02/2019 • 50 seconds
Chicago City Treasurer's Race 2/3/2019
Craig Dellimore interviews State Representative Melissa Conyears Ervin, CPA Peter Gariepy and Alderman Ameya Pawar about the direction each wants to take the City Treasurer's office. They discuss qualifications, experience and a bold proposal to create a City owned Bank.
03/02/2019 • 27 minutes 52 seconds
STATE REP. LaSHAWN FORD, CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR
State Lawmaker talks with Craig Dellimore about his start in Cabrini Green, his accomplishments in the General Assembly, and his proposals for reinvigorating struggling communities, reforming law enforcement and ethics laws.
20/01/2019 • 28 minutes 43 seconds
Jerry Joyce, Candidate for Mayor of Chicago 1/13/2019
Lawyer Jerry Joyce talks with Craig Dellimore about why he entered the crowded race for Mayor, and talks about what he would and would NOT do when it comes to violent crime, taxes, pension reform, education, and public safety training.
13/01/2019 • 28 minutes 13 seconds
Susana Mendoza, Candidate for Mayor 1-6-18
State Comptroller Discusses the Campaign, the Issues, and Corruption
Mayoral hopeful Susana Mendoza talks with Craig Dellimore about her plans for education, pension debt, and public safety. She also talks about the federal charges against Alderman Ed Burke and his political future.
06/01/2019 • 28 minutes 47 seconds
Bill Daley, Candidate for Mayor of Chicago 12-23-18
Former Commerce Secretary William Daley talks with Craig Dellimore about his legislative agenda, differences with his brother--the former Mayor--and why President Obama should have a major highway re-named in his honor.
24/12/2018 • 28 minutes 45 seconds
Bob Fioretti, Candidate For Mayor 12/16/2018
Former Alderman Bob Fioretti talks with Craig Dellimore about why he is running for Mayor again. He discusses his proposals for a commuter tax, pension reform, term limits, and reducing the number of Chicago aldermen by half.
17/12/2018 • 28 minutes 30 seconds
Chicago's Next Mayor 12/9/2018
Craig Dellimore talks with MarySue Barrett of the Metropolitan Planning Council, Gloria Castillo of Chicago United, and Ghian Foreman of the Greater Southwest Development Corporation about the many challenges facing whoever takes over as the next Chicago Mayor. They also talk about how voters should judge the wide field of candidates.
10/12/2018 • 28 minutes 47 seconds
Bradley Tusk, Political Strategist and Venture Capitalist 12-2-18
Bradley Tusk, a former top state official, talks with Craig Dellimore about using high tech to allow people to vote by phone from overseas….the challenges facing Illinois’ next Governor and Chicago’s next Mayor, and what it was like to work for Rod Blagojevich. Tusk is author of the book, "The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups from Death By Politics."
Outspoken conservative Jeanne Ives joins Craig Dellimore to discuss what went wrong for Illinois Republicans in the midterms, her predictions for what will happen between Democratic Governor JB Pritzker and the General Assembly, and her call for new Republican leadership in the state.
18/11/2018 • 28 minutes 53 seconds
Midterm Elections: a Reporters' Round Table 11-11-18
Craig Dellimore gets the latest insights from Andy Shaw, former head of the Better Government Assiociation, and Heather Cherone, managing editor of the Daily Line, about Democratic control of Congress, the challenges facing incoming Governor JB Pritzker, and some election day issues you may have missed.
12/11/2018 • 28 minutes 42 seconds
14th Congressional District Race 11/4/2018
In separate interviews, incumbent Republican Congressman Randy Hultgren and Democratic newcomer Lauren Underwood discuss health care, tax cuts, the voters, and other issues in a race that could help decide whether Democrats win control of the House.
05/11/2018 • 29 minutes 34 seconds
At Issue: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle 10-28-18
WBBM's Craig Dellimore talks to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
29/10/2018 • 28 minutes 59 seconds
J.B. Pritzker, Democratic Candidate for Governor
Billionaire J.B. Pritzker talks with Craig Dellimore about a lawsuit filed against him by campaign staffers, his criticisms of Governor Rauner's handling of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak, Higher Education funding, Attack Ads, and more.
22/10/2018 • 28 minutes 49 seconds
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner 10/14/2018
Governor Rauner talks with Craig Dellimore about why he feels the saga of Challenger J.B. Pritzker's toilets is *so* important. He defends his handling of the Legionnaires Disease outbreak in Quincy and pushes to bring back the death penalty.
15/10/2018 • 28 minutes 35 seconds
At Issue 10-7-18 Mayoral Candidate Neil Sales-Griffin
WBBM's Craig Dellimore talks to Chicago Mayoral Candidate Neil Sales-Griffin.
07/10/2018 • 28 minutes 42 seconds
At Issue 9-16-18 Attorney General Candidate Erika Harold
WBBM's Craig Dellimore talks to Attorney General Candidate Erika Harold
07/10/2018 • 28 minutes 28 seconds
At Issue 9-23-18 Mayoral Cand Gery Chico
Mayor Richard M. Daley’s former Chief of Staff, Gery Chico, talks with Craig Dellimore about what distinguishes him in a field of more than a dozen candidates. They discuss violent crime, education, taxes and more.
07/10/2018 • 28 minutes 31 seconds
At Issue 9-30-18 Sexual Harassment in Politics
Democratic State Senator Melinda Bush of Grayslake talks with Craig Dellimore about the work of a group that is pushing new guidelines to keep women in Politics from being harassed...or pushed aside. Dorri McWhorter, CEO of the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, joins the conversation to show how these principles can work in the corporate world too.
07/10/2018 • 28 minutes 47 seconds
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel 9-9-18
09/09/2018 • 29 minutes 33 seconds
State Sen. Kwame Raoul, Democratic Candidate for IL Attorney General 9/2/2018
State Lawmaker Kwame Raoul talks with Craig Dellimore about the heated race for Attorney General, and discusses police reform, public corruption, sexual harassment, and people who try to politicize the A.G.'s Office.
02/09/2018 • 28 minutes 25 seconds
Bob Reiter, President, Chicago Federation of Labor 8/26/2018
Bob Reiter, President of the Chicago Federation of Labor, talks with Craig Dellimore about why union membership is on the rise, even as more states turn to so-called right-to-work laws, and how the labor movement is meeting new challenges every day.
02/09/2018 • 28 minutes 33 seconds
SCAMS: The Better Business Bureau Offers Tips 8/17/2018
Steve Bernas, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago & Northern Illinois, talks with Craig Dellimore about scams to watch out for, protecting your credit rating, and why you should not let yourself be rushed into a deal that sounds too good to be true.
02/09/2018 • 28 minutes 40 seconds
CONGRESSMAN DANNY DAVIS - VIOLENCE 8/12/2018
Chicago Congressman Danny Davis joins Craig Dellimore to discuss some of the many possible solutions to reduce this summer's shootings and killings. The subjects include: policing, reducing poverty, changing attitudes and more.
12/08/2018 • 28 minutes 22 seconds
At Issue 8-5-18 Mayoral Candidate Jamal Green
The youngest of the Mayoral candidates, Ja'Mal Green, talks with Craig Dellimore about his proposals for police accountability, street violence, education, and economic development, and he discusses old-fashioned racial politics.
05/08/2018 • 28 minutes 24 seconds
Mary Sue Barrett, Pres. Metropolitan Planning Council 7/29/2018
Mary Sue Barrett of the Metropolitan Planning Council joins Craig Dellimore for a frank discussion about how many people…and especially a lot of people of Color…are falling short of making a LIVING wage…and being left out of all of the job growth in the region.
29/07/2018 • 28 minutes 37 seconds
Suicide Awareness & Prevention 7/22/2018
The recent deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have raised awareness about suicide. WBBM's Lisa Fielding on this week's At Issue talks to a suicide attempt survivor and Stephanie Weber, executive director of Suicide Prevention Services.
22/07/2018 • 27 minutes 33 seconds
At Issue: Lincoln Park Zoo 7-15-18
The Lincoln Park Zoo is celebrating its 150th birthday this year. WBBM's Bernie Tafoya talks to Megan Ross, Executive Vice President of Lincoln Park Zoo, and Adrian Horrigan, the zoo's manager of Animal Records and Programs.
15/07/2018 • 27 minutes 56 seconds
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas 7/8/2018
Treasurer Maria Pappas has a spirited discussion with Craig Dellimore about how millions of dollars are going unclaimed in tax exemptions, and about the continuing problems of some people having their properties sold out from under them. She also describes technology that can help taxpayers get what’s coming to them.
08/07/2018 • 28 minutes 31 seconds
6th Congressional District Debate: Roskam versus Casten (PART 1)
Wheaton GOP Congressman Peter Roskam and Downers Grove Democrat Sean Casten Join Craig Dellimore for a wide-ranging Debate. They discuss Immigration, Workers' Rights, Climate Change, the Economy and the tone of the campaign. (The discussion continues in Part 2, exclusively online)
01/07/2018 • 28 minutes 53 seconds
6th Congressional District Debate: Roskam versus Casten (PART 2)
Wheaton GOP Congressman Peter Roskam and Downers Grove Democrat Sean Casten Join Craig Dellimore in a continuation of their wide-ranging Debate. They discuss Trade, Health Care, Immigration Reform, Campaign Finance, Political Rhetoric and International Affairs.
01/07/2018 • 30 minutes 47 seconds
Troy LaRaviere, Candidate for Mayor of Chicago 6/24/2018
Troy Laraviere, former Blaine Elementary School Principal, speaks with Craig Dellimore about the Mayor Emanuel’s managing of the budget, contracts, education and taxes. He talks about his own experience and priorities, and why he feels voters could trust *him* more.
24/06/2018 • 29 minutes 11 seconds
Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, Candidate for Mayor of Chicago 6/17/2018
In her second run for Mayor, Dorothy Brown talks with Craig Dellimore abouf Sex Abuse in the Schools, her plans to strengthen the City's budget and Police Accountability and why she is not worried about an ongoing federal investigation of her office.
17/06/2018 • 28 minutes 34 seconds
Gun Violence - Cook County Stroger Hospital 6/10/2018
A leading trauma surgeon and a social worker with the Cook County Health and Hospitals System talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, repeated injuries from gunfire, and other effects of gun violence on victims and some Chicago neighborhoods.
10/06/2018 • 28 minutes 47 seconds
At Issue: Willie Wilson, Candidate for Chicago Mayor
Self-Made Millionaire Willie Wilson discusses his candidacy with Craig Dellimore, saying gaming and cannabis can help generate money for Chicago, while he would hold the line on taxes, unlike Rahm Emanuel.
03/06/2018 • 28 minutes 24 seconds
Rosa Escareño, Commissioner, Chicago Dept. of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection
Commissioner Rosa Escareño talks with Craig Dellimore about how the City can balance support for new businesses like Uber and Airbnb and still protect Consumers and traditional businesses too.
27/05/2018 • 28 minutes 35 seconds
At Issue: Lori Lightfoot, Candidate for Chicago Mayor 5/20/2018
Former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot talks with Craig Dellimore about Police Accountability, helping neighborhoods in need and why she believes Mayor Emanuel is "running scared" now that she is in the Mayor's race.
20/05/2018 • 28 minutes 52 seconds
At Issue: PAUL VALLAS, CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR 5/13/2018
13/05/2018 • 28 minutes 54 seconds
THE CHICAGO RIVER: Its Present & Its Future 5/6/2018
Margaret Frisbie, Executive Director of Friends of the Chicago River, talks with Craig Dellimore about the quality of the water in the River and all the development going on along the Riverwalk and the other Branches. Some question whether future plans are too much....or too little.
06/05/2018 • 29 minutes 4 seconds
Suburban Justice: Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel 4/29/2018
Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel talks with Craig Dellimore about proposed laws he feels are anti-police, his feelings about marijuana legalization, Sanctuary Cities, Police in the Schools and more.
29/04/2018 • 28 minutes 46 seconds
Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability 4/22/18
Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability joins WBBM's Craig Dellimore on this week's At Issue.
22/04/2018 • 27 minutes 53 seconds
WBBM'S At Issue: DAVID SCHULER, SUPERINTENDENT, TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 214 4/15/2018
Dr. David Schuler, Township High School District 214 Superintendent talks with Craig Dellimore about the Career Pathways program that's garnered attention. He also discusses school funding, Diversity, Sexual Harassment and Leadership.
15/04/2018 • 28 minutes 16 seconds
Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady 4/8/18
Veteran Bloomington Senator Becomes Top Lawmaker In Challenging Year
Senate GOP Leader Bill Brady talks with Craig Dellimore about the hopes of passing a state budget during an election year...as well as his thoughts on taxes, pensions, trade party unity, and President Trump.
08/04/2018 • 28 minutes 48 seconds
Former Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, Candidate for Mayor 4/1/2018
Former Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy accuses Mayor Emanuel of running the Police Department according to politics NOT public safety, and talks with Political Editor Craig Dellimore about budgets, casino gaming, and why the LACK of trust between police and the Black Community is NOT going to be solved without some REALLY blunt talk about RACE.
01/04/2018 • 28 minutes 46 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Post-Primary Election Roundtable 3/25/2018
Heather Cherone, a political Reporter with the Daily Line and Andy Shaw, President Emeritus of the Better Government Association join Craig Dellimore in examining examine Illinois’ Political Landscape.
25/03/2018 • 28 minutes 38 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Aaron Goldstein, Democratic Candidate for Illinois Attorney General 3/11/2018
Aaron Goldstein talks with Craig Dellimore about fighting corruption, pushing for police and Criminal Justice Reform, and why HE campaigns against corporate and political powerhouses on both sides of the aisle.
11/03/2018 • 28 minutes 34 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Patrick Quinn, Democratic Candidate for IL Attorney General 3/4/2018
Attorney General hopeful Pat Quinn talks with Craig Dellimore about Sexual Harassment, Police Accountability, Campaign Financing AND why he feels TWO Democratic party leaders should step down.
04/03/2018 • 28 minutes 49 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Gary Grasso, Republican Candidate for Illinois Attorney General 2/25/2018
Longtime Attorney Gary Grasso talks with Craig Dellimore about why he is the "conservative choice" in the battle for Attorney General. He discusses his proposals on issues like gun violence, drug addiction, public corruption and more. And he says he is not at a disadvantage, even though the State Republican Party has endorsed Champaign-area attorney Erika Harold in this Primary.
25/02/2018 • 28 minutes 35 seconds
THE RACE FOR COOK COUNTY ASSESSOR
Craig Dellimore talks with incumbent Assessor Joe Berrios, his chief challenger Fritz Kaegi and Andrea Raila, who is fighting for her spot on the ballot in the Democratic Primary.
18/02/2018 • 28 minutes 26 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: SHARON FAIRLEY, DEM. CANDIDATE FOR IL ATTORNEY GENERAL 2/11/2018
Sharon Fairley, who reformed Chicago's Independent Police Review Authority, tells Craig Dellimore about her vision for advancing the Attorney Generals office on issues like public corruption, police reform and gun crimes.
11/02/2018 • 28 minutes 25 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: US Senator Tammy Duckworth 1/28/2018
This week on At Issue, US Senator Tammy Duckworth joins WBBM's Craig Dellimore.
28/01/2018 • 28 minutes 35 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Bob Fioretti, Candidate for Cook County Board President 1/21/2018
Bob Fioretti says his bid to unseat County Board President is fueled by voter anger over the soda tax and other challenges.
21/01/2018 • 28 minutes 42 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Jesse Ruiz, Democratic Candidate for Illinois Attorney General 1/14/2018
Jesse Ruiz talks with Craig Dellimore about campaign donations, public corruption, police reform and which rival candidates HE feels are ethically compromised.
14/01/2018 • 28 minutes 53 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Congressman Michael Quigley (D-IL) 1/7/2018
North Side Cong. Mike Quigley talks with Craig Dellimore about tensions over Korea, his concerns about the Russia investigation, helping the so-called "Dreamers" avoid deportation, and more.
07/01/2018 • 28 minutes 42 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: 2017 - The Year in Review 12/31/2017
Political Editor Craig Dellimore welcomes Newswoman and Morning Host Mary Dixon from WXRT-FM and Sports Host Mark Grote from WSCR (The Score) for a spirited discussion about President Trump’s relations with Chicago, Mayor Emanuel’s future, sexual harassment in Springfield, the Cubs’ next steps, and more.
01/01/2018 • 28 minutes 45 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Renato Mariotti, Democrat for Illinois Attorney General 12/24/2017
Lawyer Renato Mariotti talks about fighting for Social Justice, being an advocate for the little guy, and why being a respected TV commentator can give him an advantage in this race.
25/12/2017 • 30 minutes
WBBM's At Issue: President Trump and the U.S. Constitution 12/17/2017
Conservative Chicago lawyer David Applegate and Colleen Connell, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, join Craig Dellimore for a spirited discussion of how some of President Trump’s actions and statements square with the U-S Constitution. It's a talk about the limits of power, Congress and the law.
17/12/2017 • 29 minutes 2 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Erika Harold, Republican Candidate for Attorney General 12/10/2017
Lawyer and former Miss America Erika Harold talks with Craig Dellimore about running for the Republican nomination for Illinois Attorney General. She talks about her priorities, her conservative views and why she is so adamant about fighting sexual harassment and bullying.
11/12/2017 • 30 minutes
WBBM's At Issue: State Senator Kwame Raoul, candidate for IL Attorney General 12/3/2017
Kwame Raoul discusses his record of advocacy, bipartisanship, the Democratic field, and other issues in the race for Attorney General.
04/12/2017 • 28 minutes 29 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: CHALLENGES FACING CHARITIES 2017 11/26/2017
Craig Dellimore talks with United Way-Chicago CEO Wendy DuBoe, Marjory Lewe-Brady of West Chicago School District 33, and Veronica Clarke, CEO of Chicago's TCA Health, about their efforts to help people in need, and to find the money to do it.
27/11/2017 • 28 minutes 43 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: LEGISLATIVE INSPECTOR GENERAL JULIE PORTER 11/19/2017
Julie Porter, the newly named Legislative Inspector General, talks with Craig Dellimore about her mission to investigate a range of complaints against lawmakers, and the challenges she faces.
20/11/2017 • 28 minutes 38 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: DR. JAY SHANNON, COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITALS CEO 11/12/17
Dr. Jay Shannon talks with Craig Dellimore about attempts by some Commissioners to force big cuts in the healthcare budget. He says health care for the poor could suffer, and so could the revenue the Health system brings in.
13/11/2017 • 28 minutes 14 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: STATE REP. JEANNE IVES, GOP CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR 11/5/2017
Wheaton State Representative Jeanne Ives discusses her campaign for Governor, saying Conservatives from across Illinois asked her to run because of their anger about the way incumbent Republican Brice Rauner is governing.
05/11/2017 • 28 minutes 41 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Children's Issues and Politics 10/29/2017
Craig Dellimore talks with Former Illinois Deputy Governor Bradley Tusk, who is now a venture capitalist and philanthropist, and Maria Whelan, President of Illinois Action for Children, about being a "voice for the voiceless."
30/10/2017 • 28 minutes 46 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Gun Violence Epidemic 10/22/2017
Craig Dellimore talks with an emergency room physician and a chaplain from Loyola University Medical Center about their efforts to help not only the victims of gun violence, but their families, communities, and even the hospital staff.
23/10/2017 • 28 minutes 43 seconds
South Shore Redevelopment and the Obama Library 10/15/2017
Anton Seals Jr. of Chicago Works and Tonya Love Trice of the South Shore Chamber discuss the redevelopment of Chicago's South Side and the part that building the Barack Obama Presidential Center will have on the area. They discuss the push for a Community Benefits Agreement, and the plans for other projects.
16/10/2017 • 28 minutes 23 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Andy Shaw, President & CEO of the Better Government Association 10/8/2017
Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw talks with Craig Dellimore about police reform and Governor Rauner's agenda.
08/10/2017 • 28 minutes 52 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Jack Franks, Chairman, McHenry County Board 10/1/2017
McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks talks with Craig Dellimore about efforts to lower taxes, and consolidate Government. He also explains why he left the Illinois legislature and what he thinks of modern politics.
01/10/2017 • 28 minutes 21 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Kevin Graham, President , Fraternal Order of Police - Chicago 9/24/2017
F.O.P. President Kevin Graham talks with Craig Dellimore about opposing some police reform efforts, while supporting more diversity on the force and better community relations.
25/09/2017 • 28 minutes 39 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: SCOTT DRURY, Democratic Candidate for Governor 9/17/2017
State Rep. Scott Drury talks with Craig Dellimore about the trouble with Democrats, raising money, and support in a crowded primary race, and his thoughts on taxes, jobs, and what Governor Rauner keeps getting wrong.
18/09/2017 • 28 minutes 45 seconds
Hurricane Harvey & Disaster Preparedness
John Nebl with the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and The Red Cross' Regional Manager of External Relations Yvette Alexander Maxie joins WBBM's Cisco Cotto to discuss the response to Hurricane Harvey and how the Chicago-area can be prepared for disaster.
10/09/2017 • 26 minutes 34 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin 9/3/2017
State Rep. Jim Durkin joins Craig Dellimore to describe the negotiations on the historic school funding compromise. He also touches on the budget battle, bad feelings among lawmakers, and Governor Rauner's political style.
03/09/2017 • 28 minutes 36 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Alex Paterakis, Democratic Candidate for Governor 8/27/2017
29-year-old Alex Paterakis discusses why he entered the crowded Democratic Primary race. He talks about issues ranging from the Economy and School Funding, to Gun Rights and Politics.
27/08/2017 • 28 minutes 27 seconds
BOB DAIBER, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR 8/20/2017
Downstate Regional School Superintendent Bob Daiber explains why his lesser-known campaign for Governor is gaining notoriety. He discusses School Funding, the Economy, and Governor Rauner's missteps.
20/08/2017 • 27 minutes 31 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: DROWNING & WATER SAFETY 8/13/2017
Every year dozens of people will drown while swimming in Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes, preventable deaths in most cases. WBBM's Mike Krause talks with Dave Benjamin, Executive Director at The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project about the risk of drowning and water safety.
13/08/2017 • 28 minutes 42 seconds
GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER
In a conversation with Craig Dellimore, Governor Rauner explain his reasons for vetoing landmark School Funding legislation, and why he feels Chicago's Public Schools had too big an advantage. He also discusses the criticisms he's taken and his strained friendship with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
08/08/2017 • 28 minutes 34 seconds
CRIMINAL JUSTICE - Police Chief Tom Weitzel, Riverside 7/30/2017
Suburban Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel tells Craig Dellimore why he believes some of the "reforms" States Attorney Kim Foxx is making in her office is dismantling the efforts of suburban police departments. But he supports her call for more funding for prosecutions..
30/07/2017 • 28 minutes 28 seconds
J.B. Prtitzker, Democratic Candidate for Governor 7-23-17
Democrat J.B. Pritzker talks with Craig Dellimore about why he believes Republican Governor Rauner has failed the state, and his plans for righting the financial ship. He also answers his critics.
26/07/2017 • 28 minutes 40 seconds
Chicago City College’s Chancellor Juan Salgado 7-16-17
New Chancellor Juan Salgado talks with Craig Dellimore about declining enrollments, progress in the system’s much-heralded Colleges to Careers program…and more.
16/07/2017 • 28 minutes 21 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Cook County States Attorney Kimberly Foxx 7/9/2017
States Attorney Kim Foxx talks about making changes in the way her office investigates and prosecutes crimes. She also talks about confronting gun violence, police misconduct and an inequitable Bail system.
09/07/2017 • 28 minutes 42 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: CRIME & PUNISHMENT & FORGIVENESS 7/2/2017
Lisa Daniels, founder of the Darren B Easterling Center for Restorative Practices talks about the journey from being the mother of a murder victim to someone who wants to preserve the humanity and legacies of even those who commit wrongs.
03/07/2017 • 28 minutes 43 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Tio Hardiman, Democrat for Governor 6/25/2017
Anti-Gang Violence Activist Tio Hardiman talks with Craig Dellimore about his campaign for Governor, his complaints about Bruce Rauner and Speaker Michael Madigan, and plans for tackling crime, joblessness and party politics.
25/06/2017 • 28 minutes 38 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: JUVENILE JUSTICE & THE BUDGET BATTLE 6/18/2017
Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Illinois Senate President John Cullerton about the upcoming Special Session on the Budget. He also addresses concerns about the treatment of youthful offenders at a downstate facility with the head of the John Howard Association.
18/06/2017 • 28 minutes 29 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: ILLINOIS TOURISM & SUMMER HOT SPOTS 6/11/2017
This week on At Issue, WBBM's Lisa Fielding talks with the Director of Illinois Tourism Cory Jobe and the owner of Chicago's Optimo Hats Graham Thompson about Summer hot spots and why travelers want unique experiences.
11/06/2017 • 28 minutes 4 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: THE BUDGET & THE LAWMAKERS 6/4/2017
Craig Dellimore talks with Republican State Senator Michael Connelly and Democratic State Senator Don Harmon about the deadlock over the Budget and School funding. They also discuss the the political forces behind the impasse and what could end the standoff.
04/06/2017 • 28 minutes 58 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: EDUCATION FUNDING: MAY 2017 5/28/2017
A School Superintendent and two Teachers with the ground Advance Illinois talk with Craig Dellimore about the drive to win approval for an "Evidence Based Model" for eliminating inequality in school funding across Illinois.
28/05/2017 • 28 minutes 56 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle 5/21/2017
Toni Preckwinkle talks with Craig Dellimore about the impact of the Trump Administration's Healthcare plans, Sanctuary cities, her criticisms of new Federal sentencing guidelines, and the County's new sweetened drink tax.
21/05/2017 • 28 minutes 43 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN RANDY HULTGREN 5/14/2017
Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-Plano) talks with Craig Dellimore about the benefits and the future of the AMerican Health Care Act, and he also discusses his questions about the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
14/05/2017 • 28 minutes 34 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR 5/7/2017
Gubernatorial hopeful Chris Kennedy talks with Craig Dellimore about why he's running, why Republican Bruce Rauner has--in his view--all the wrong ideas, and gives his take on politics in the age of big money campaigns.
07/05/2017 • 28 minutes 32 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Father George Clements 4/30/2017
Activist Priest Father George Clements reflects on six decades as a Priest who broke barriers, and was in the forefront of advocacy for Civil Rights, Black adoptions, drug rehabilitation and ex-offenders.
30/04/2017 • 28 minutes 46 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Political Campaigns and Big Money 4/23/2017
Craig Dellimore talks with Sarah Brune, Executive Director of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform about the unprecedented spending in the Illinois Governor's race, campaign finances, and how "Dark Money" is changing our politics.
23/04/2017 • 28 minutes 26 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Racial Divide 4/16/2017
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore discusses how Chicago is one of the most segregated big cities in America and explores the region's racial divide.
16/04/2017 • 28 minutes 42 seconds
WBBM's At Issue: Paul Vallas, Former Chicago Public Schools Chief 4/9/2017
Paul Vallas talks with Craig Dellimore about his controversial appointment as Chief Administrative Officer for Chicago State. He describes his ideas for stabilizing and growing the schools finances and enrollment. And he counters critics about his selection and his methods.