Mike Krauser has been a reporter, anchor, producer, writer, managing editor and news director during a career that started in Chicago in the late 1980’s.
His first love is reporting, “Telling stories on the radio,” he says, “doesn’t feel like work at all. It’s pure fun.” Mike got his start in radio in 1988 at the upstart all-news station WMAQ (670-AM).
He went on to anchor the afternoon news on “Chicago’s Finest Rock, WXRT (93.1 FM), and can still be heard there from time to time. He spent about ten years in management before returning to reporting.
His reports on WBBM Newsradio 780 can be heard throughout the day. He also works for CBS 2 TV in Chicago as a field producer, writer and assignment editor.
A major Supreme Court case to heard next week could deal a big blow to public sector union membership.
Six middle school students from Harvey are being recognized after finding a gun on school grounds.
A nine million dollar project to refurbish a South Side institution is complete.
A local insurance advisor is warning seniors on Medicaid and Medicare not to ignore letters from the state.
Volunteers from throughout the city joined a shoveling brigade on Friday, helping clear walks and driveways for seniors on the city’s South Side.
“To me it’s creating more blight. Because people are going to move away.”
The State Fire Marshal is urging Illinois residents to test smoke alarms and prepare a family emergency escape plan.
Milwaukee is looking to take a page from Chicago when it comes to unpaid parking tickets.
The non-profit start-up Chicago Tiny House Inc. envisions replicating what’s been done elsewhere in the country.
Members of the Chicago Teacher’s Union are voting today on a plan to merge their union with a union representing charter school teachers.
Students and nearby residents are upset with the Univ. of Chicago for inviting Steve Bannon to speak at the school.
The Chicago Teacher’s Union is speaking out against a plan by the School Board to relax ethics rules so that a former board member can become the Chief Operating Officer.
State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) said there are more than 4 million people in Illinois with some form of criminal background.
WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.
As of Friday morning, there have been 148 bank robberies this year, according to FBI spokesman Garrett Croon, down from more than 190 in 2016.
“It’s time to transform the relationship between the gun manufacturers and the police,” said Jay Risk, clergy associate with St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Park Ridge.
The Salvation Army’s Norridge Corps Community Center offers a variety of services and programs to help those in need in the community, one of which is the food pantry.
The 26-year-old inmate who goes by the name Strawberry Hampton (legally Deon Hampton) has been repeatedly sexually assaulted by corrections officers.
It’s a reenactment of a Chicago tradition from the late 1800s.
Lenard Adams, who’s charged with swindling four women and sexually assaulting one, has new accusers in Hobart, Merrillville and Highland according to Hobart Police Lt. James Gonzales.