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.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is encouraging city residents to band together to help police fight crime and he’s promising he will make the police department better, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Chicago Public Schools lead the nation in number of Gates Millennium Scholarships from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this year, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t offering specifics yet, but he says a new agency that will replace the much-criticized Independent Police Review Authority will have citizen involvement and will put the police department and the city in a better place, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Immigration Reform And Refugee Rights Advocates Planning March To Republican, Democratic Conventions
Advocates for immigration reform and refugee rights are planning to march from Chicago to the Republican and Democratic conventions this summer.
The Museum of Science and Industry has opened a new exhibit offering a rare glimpse inside the secretive government agency behind technological breakthroughs that helped give us the internet and GPS technology.
Aeroméxico flight 683 took off from O’Hare International Airport around 12:30 a.m., and made an emergency landing in Houston about two hours later, after an elderly passenger became unresponsive in his seat.
A Chicago alderman is not backing down from his use of the N-word in criticizing the ouster of a popular elementary school principal who is an outspoken critic of Rahm Emanuel; in fact, he’s doubling down on his profane denunciation of the mayor.
Jessica Hughes, 19, was left with a black eye, bruises to her head, and a bite mark on her hand.
St. Sabina Catholic Church held a gun turn-in program Saturday, offering $100 gift cards for guns, no questions asked, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The city of Chicago has announced a new program designed to offer everyone in the city the training and skills needed to navigate the digital world, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Two men were killed at a party late Friday night in the Englewood neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson enthusiasts say Gary should play up the connection, much like Memphis rides the Elvis wave.
Today, many of the leveled homes have been replaced or rebuilt.
Chicago police received some assistance from their counterparts from the state, county, suburbs, and northwest Indiana as they launched an all-day sweep for criminals in the South Chicago District.
Two employees of a residential treatment center for troubled teens in Lake Villa are charged in the death of a 16-year-old resident following a struggle on Wednesday night, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A black bear has returned to Southwest Michigan and areas around Michigan City, Indiana
Police are asking for help from the public as they investigate the death of a Chicago man whose body was discovered Friday night in an Evanston apartment building, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Advocates for mothers in prison have started a crowdfunding effort hoping to revive a program to bus children to women’s prisons.
A 64-year-old man died last night in a fire in his home in south suburban Burnham, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) sent an email to the Illinois State Board of Elections and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, asking them to look into technical problems that prompted officials to keep McHenry County polling places open for an extra 90 minutes on Tuesday.