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 small tent city has been erected in the Uptown neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side where advocates for the homeless and the homeless, themselves, are trying to call attention to their treatment by the city, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A 16-year-old boy was shot late Friday while he was in a vehicle on an exit ramp of the Kennedy Expressway in the Northwest Side Bucktown neighborhood.
Kids were catching gobies along a dock at Burnham Harbor, as they cast lines with Sox players Zach Duke, Adam Eaton, Adam LaRoche, and Tyler Saladino.
A Cook County commissioner has asked the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office for a Latino designation when identifying the race of those who die in the county.
A group of suburban residents were planning a protest Tuesday morning at the grand opening of a new Mariano’s grocery store, over the company’s policy allowing customers to carry concealed weapons.
A couple hundred people, mostly women, and many wearing very little to make a point, participated in the annual event they call Slut Walk today on Michigan Avenue, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Arlington Heights police are investigating a sexual assault at an assisted living facility, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A man from Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, suspected of being a serial rapist, has been charged with one of three recent sexual assaults in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
More than 400 people will get together at one outdoor table and enjoy locally grown and produced foods and beverages.
The mother of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was killed by police last year was in Chicago on Friday, for a series of meetings, marches, and protests about alleged police misconduct.
Police in west suburban Naperville were reminding people to lock their cars, and remove their valuables, after a rash of vehicle burglaries in the past month.
Robert Rundin, 88, was one of six residents of Holland Home who were hospitalized on Feb. 3. While three of those people have since recovered, Rundin and two others later died.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel paid a visit to some young people taking part in the city’s “One Summer” jobs program on Wednesday in the West Englewood neighborhood.
A South Side beach that was once the site of an infamous race riot will soon be named after Dr. Margaret Burroughs, who founded the DuSable Museum of African American History.
Sherri Anicich is the mother of Alisha Bromfield, who was murdered in 2012 while she was carrying a child.
The National Weather service says the tornado developed too quickly to give people in its path advance warning.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle met with a group of anti-violence activists on the South Side on Wednesday, and announced the county would spend $500,000 on so-called “restorative justice” programs in an effort to help prevent ex-cons from going back to court or jail, and to curb violent crime.
A 51-year-old Riverside woman has pleaded guilty to a drunk driving hit-and-run that injured a child last year, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A Chicago firefighter officer was hospitalized this morning after fighting a porch fire in the Bridgeport neighborhood.
A search continues this morning for the body of a 20-year-old Carol Stream woman who struggled while swimming in Lake Michigan Friday night off Porter Beach near Chesterton, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.