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 south suburban man whose hobby is chasing storms was in Moore, Okla., on Monday when a massive tornado devastated the town, killing at least 24 people.
Chicago teachers are taking to the streets staging protest rallies and marches for three days over the mayor’s plans to close more than fifty schools, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The manager of a farm in southwest suburban Lockport said it’s a good thing someone heard the cries of baby goats that were abandoned across the street. Otherwise, “they would have been coyote bait.”
A group of students from the south suburbs were among the first to try out the Shedd Aquarium’s first outdoor exhibit on Tuesday, getting the chance to literally reach out and touch a school of stingrays swimming in a pool outside the aquarium.
They want fans of the DC Comics character “The Incredible Hulk” to help them pay for a 9-foot-tall statue of the raging green monstrosity.
About 100 Latino immigrants packed a town hall meeting held by Congressman Dan Lipinski in Orland Park today pressing him on the issue of immigration reform, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Both sides of the same-sex marriage issue were outside the office of State Representative Anthony DeLuca in Chicago Heights.
With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser set out to learn what the day means to some moms living in somewhat unusual circumstances.
People turn to the website Yelp for reviews of restaurants, bars, hotels, and other businesses; it turns out you also can check out reviews of jails and prisons.
A woman staying at the Double Tree Hotel got a call late at night from a man claiming he was the front desk clerk, asking for her debit card information to verify her account at the hotel.
A record number of people participated in a fundraising run today to help the families of police officers killed or injured in the line of duty, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Members of a Chicago church dedicated a plaque today in honor of Herman Schueneman captain of “The Christmas Tree Ship,” which, long ago, brought trees to Chicago and gave many to the poor, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A woman from the Lakeview neighborhood has about had it with the parking meter attendants who keep leaving $75 tickets on her legally parked scooter.
A Northlake man accused of forging a divorce document to get his church’s blessing to remarry has been cleared of criminal charges, after his attorney successfully argued the prosecution was a violation of the separation of church and state.
For Arbor Day, the city of Chicago has embarked on a tree-planting frenzy.
Senator Dick Durbin said today that some of the nation’s biggest banks are now offering what are essentially payday loans, with interest rates as high as 400-percent.
Senator Dick Durbin says the U.S. and its allies need to act swiftly to deal with the threat Syria poses to its own people, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The mother of a one-year-old Maywood boy reported kidnapped this week, is now charged with his murder.
Chicago runners say they were cheering last night when the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was captured. And they breathed a collective sigh of relief.
Disasters like this week’s flooding bring out armies of volunteers to help those in need in the affected areas, doing what they can to bring a measure of comfort to the victims in a time of crisis.
- Four Hurt In Wrong-Way Crash On Chicago SkywayA 25-year-old man has been cited for driving the wrong way on the Chicago Skyway, after a head-on crash with a pickup truck Thursday morning that sent four people to hospitals.232
- Student Pulled Over And Robbed By Phony Police OfficerA man driving an unmarked white Ford Crown Victoria with interior flashing red and blue lights pulled the student over near Ballard and Bender roads in Des Plaines as she was driving to school around 7:30 a.m. on May 20.340
- Bodies Of 2 Men Found In Car In West EnglewoodTwo bodies were found inside a car on the South Side and one of the victims worked for Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown.218
- The List: Chicago Schools To Be ClosedThe Chicago School Board voted to close 49 underutilized or underperforming elementary schools on Wednesday as part of a plan to close a $1 billion budget deficit.492
- Board Votes To Close 49 Chicago Elementary SchoolsThe Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to close 49 elementary schools, in what is believed to be the biggest single mass shutdown of schools in U.S. history.4834
- Lockdown Lifted At Morton West High SchoolMorton West High School has been placed on lock down for precautionary reasons after an unknown individual entered the building.558
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