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.
The city officially opened the still-under-construction $100-million Chicago Riverwalk Saturday afternoon as people strolled, ate, drank, paddled and fished along the city’s newest downtown attraction that’s been drawing tourists and locals alike.
Boaters are going to see more police and Coast Guard patrols on the lake this weekend, during a crackdown on drunk boating, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Police are now saying a woman’s claim that she was sexually assaulted on a CTA train is unfounded, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A van was used in what police are calling a “smash and grab” at a southwest suburban Best Buy early Sunday.
The protesters stood on the edge of the Water Tower Park on Michigan Avenue at Pearson Street, a staging area for the carriages.
Chicago Police and Fire Department arson investigators are looking into four fires that were set early this morning at the Sofitel Hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Chicago Firefighters this morning returned to the scene of a fire that killed a 55-year-old man on the South Side Friday night, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The officer told the 23-year-old man to drop the gun and put his hands up, but instead he turned and raised the gun toward the officer, authorities said.
Former Mayor Richard Daley and his family attended the official opening ceremony today for the new Maggie Daley Park, named for his late wife, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help from the public in finding a woman who called 911 yesterday afternoon and then disappeared, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
After Woman Diagnosed With Rare Form Of TB, Health Officials Reach Out To Those Who Shared Flight To Chicago
Health officials are tracking down people who had contact with a woman diagnosed at a suburban hospital with a rare and deadly form of tuberculosis, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
There was a protest and a counter-protest today outside a Riverdale gun shop that’s been the focus of anti-gun violence protesters for years.
The ribbon was cut this morning on the nearly 3-mile long trail known as the 606, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A former star football player at Lincoln Way West High School in New Lennox is charged with the sexual assault of a student after returning to work there as a teacher’s aide and volunteer coach, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
McHenry residents are being asked to visit a Go Fund Me page to help save a landmark roller rink that’s closing this summer if the owners can’t come up with the cash or materials to spruce it up, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
United Airlines is in damage control mode after a prominent Muslim scholar and chaplain at Northwestern University wrote about a humiliating experience she said she had on a flight Friday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Nepal’s ambassador to the United States is in Chicago today, thanking people for supporting his country as is begins the long recovery from last month’s devastating earthquake that killed 9,000, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Manuel Rivera has been a tenant of the building at 1627 Humboldt Park Boulevard for eight years. He’s on disability and says the $500 a month he’s been paying in rent is about all he can afford.
It is the first deployment for 25 soldiers with the 2nd Battalion of the the 135th Aviation Regiment in Chicago. The unit was formed two years ago, and is led by Capt. Amanda Lempke, a registered nurse from Bloomington.
Chicago police are investigating the impaling death of a suburban man during a concert Friday night at the Aragon Ballroom, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.