Mike Krauser

krauser Mike KrauserMike 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.

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Cicero Family Seeks Leads After Dogs Stolen From Yard

A Cicero family is hoping that surveillance video from their back yard will help police catch the people who stole their dogs.

10/16/2014

Demolition of the Sheraton Hotel in Gary, Ind. (Credit: Mike Krauer)

Demolition Of Gary’s Sheraton Hotel Almost Complete

By the end of the week, an embarrassing symbol of blight will have vanished from the skyline in Gary, Indiana where it has stood brooding over City Hall for twenty years, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

10/14/2014

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Wrigley Field renovation. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Cubs Officially Break Ground On Wrigley Field Renovation

Ground has officially been broken on the massive renovation of 100-year-old Wrigley Field.

10/11/2014

Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School on Thursday, after going on strike. (Credit: CBS)

Hinsdale Teachers Reach Tentative Deal With District 86; Waukegan Strike Continues

As a teachers’ strike in north suburban Waukegan stretches into its seventh day, the threat of a strike in west suburban Hinsdale has ended, after teachers reached a tentative contract agreement with the school district.

10/10/2014

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Suit: CPS Ignored Bullying Allegations Before 12-Year-Old’s Suicide

A mother has sued the Chicago Public Schools, claiming the district ignored her complaints her daughter was being bullied for a year-and-a-half before the 12-year-old girl took her own life five months ago.

10/09/2014

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Mascot Hall Of Fame Coming To Northwest Indiana

The national Mascot Hall of Fame has announced it is opening a multi-million dollar facility in Whiting, Indiana, in 2017.

10/09/2014

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Mother Of Slain Security Guard: “I Need This To Stop”

A memorial service was held Saturday for a 25-year-old man who was shot and killed during a robbery earlier this week, and his family and friends made a plea for justice.

10/04/2014

Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center

FAA Techs Defend Backup System For Crippled Radar Facility

FAA employees who have helped keep air traffic moving safely over the Midwest since last Friday’s act of sabotage at a radar facility in Aurora are answering critics who have said there isn’t a proper backup system in place.

10/03/2014

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Glen Ellyn Grocery Store Dating Back To Civil War To Close To Make Way For Retail/Residential Complex

A Glen Ellyn grocery story in business since 1862 is closing its doors this weekend after the owner said it was time to sell to developers who plan a residential-retail complex on the site of the state’s oldest family business, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

10/01/2014

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Father Of Woman Paralyzed In Crash Calls Driver ‘Coward’ For Fleeing The Scene

The father of a 25-year-old woman who was left paralyzed after a friend drove his car over an embankment following a night of drinking, said he can’t understand how her friend just left her there and took a cab home to Naperville.

09/25/2014

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No Relief For Some Homeowners Complaining Of Increased O’Hare Noise

A North Side woman who convinced the city to install an official noise monitor at her home, 10 miles away from O’Hare International Airport, said the jet noise it measured would qualify her for soundproofing, but she lives too far away.

09/24/2014

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Residents Create ‘Peace Mural’ On Englewood-Woodlawn Border

Some local organizations that work to promote peace are creating a peace mural on Chicago’s south side, and they’re inviting volunteers to come out tomorrow and help to fight violence through art.

09/19/2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Faithful Begin Lining Up For New iPhone

Want the new “Phablet”? Get in line, WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.

09/18/2014

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Gary Police, Firefighters Stage Protest Calling For Pay Raise

Gary police and firefighters are staging a protest this afternoon outside City Hall as they face another year with a pay raise.

09/16/2014

A roof collapse during a fire at a three-story building in Gary, Ind., in April, 2011. (Credit: Gary Post-Tribune)

Gary Begins Project To Tear Down Abandoned Buildings

The bucket on the end of an excavator tore into a building today in Gary to cheers from onlookers.

09/16/2014

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Lawsuit: Nurse At Advocate Christ Initiated Sex With Heart Patient

A lawsuit has been filed against Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn over the alleged sexual advances of a nurse on a heart patient.

09/16/2014

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Ford Suppliers In Hammond, Ind. Go On Strike

Nearly 800 workers at a Hammond manufacturing facility that supplies seats for Ford’s Chicago plant walked off the job this morning.

09/13/2014

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Quinn Gets Backing Of Firefighters; State Police Group Endorses Rauner

In the race for governor, the Republican and Democratic candidates received competing endorsements Thursday from groups representing some of the state’s police officers and firefighters.

09/10/2014

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Pro, Anti-Gun Protestors Rally Outside Suburban Gun Shop

About 200 protestors and counter-protestors were outside Chuck’s Guns in south suburban Riverdale Saturday morning.

09/06/2014

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Indiana Approves Controversial ‘Career Specialist’ Teaching Permit

The Indiana State Board of Education has stirred a lively debate after opening the door for those without teacher’s licenses to get jobs teaching high school classes.

09/05/2014

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