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.
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.
Training for deputies had barely been completed when the scanner caught an inmate trying to smuggle pills in her bra.
This is the 84th Thanksgiving parade that got its start during the Great Depression as a way to lift people’s spirits.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson, who’s 76, announced yesterday that he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
It’s a retirement community of sorts for baboons and the only such facility in the United States for baboons.
“Very seldom do you call a fire department for anything good. Well this was a good call. A really good call.”
A Chicago department store is getting ready for the holiday season.
You’ve heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. A new notable shopping day is now part of the mix.
A Chicago man just released from prison says people need to be more empathetic to people who need second chances.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it changes the approach from reactive to proactive.
At Kellogg Elementary at 92nd and Leavitt, students participated in a one-mile walk to raise money to bring clean water to a village in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya.
The group of students from 20 schools hit hard by violence heard from Dr. Greg Primus, a former Bears wide receiver who played three years in Chicago and went on to become a surgeon.
Police in Indiana who interviewed him say they can’t include or exclude him as a suspect in the Delphi murders. His wife Katelyn says he does look like the sketch of the suspect.
Police said initially that the dog named Apache was fine and they figured he had just been spooked by the gunfire.