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.

Cops Put Heat On Daredevil Ice Fishermen

WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.

12/30/2017

Chicago Area Bank Robberies On The Decline In 2017

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.

12/29/2017

Activists To Police: Boycott Gun Stores On ‘Bad Actors’ List

“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.

12/16/2017

Salvation Army Helps Woman Through Tough Time, Provides Groceries

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.

12/08/2017

Transgender Inmate Seeks Protection Order Against Prison Guards

The 26-year-old inmate who goes by the name Strawberry Hampton (legally Deon Hampton)  has been repeatedly sexually assaulted by corrections officers. 

12/07/2017

Christmas Tree Ship Arrives In Chicago

It’s a reenactment of a Chicago tradition from the late 1800s.

12/02/2017

“Sweetheart Swindler” Has More Accusers

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.

12/01/2017

Jail/Prison

Body Scanner Helps Officers In LaPorte County

Training for deputies had barely been completed when the scanner caught an inmate trying to smuggle pills in her bra.

11/30/2017

Crowds Gather For Thanksgiving Day Parade

This is the 84th Thanksgiving parade that got its start during the Great Depression as a way to lift people’s spirits.

11/23/2017

Rev. Jackson Family, Friends Rally At Rainbow PUSH

The Reverend Jesse Jackson, who’s 76, announced yesterday that he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. 

11/18/2017

Baboon Sanctuary Opens In Indiana

It’s a retirement community of sorts for baboons and the only such facility in the United States for baboons.

11/10/2017

Baby Found In Northwest Indiana Safe Haven Box

“Very seldom do you call a fire department for anything good. Well this was a good call. A really good call.”

11/08/2017

Christmas Arrives In Downtown Chicago

A Chicago department store is getting ready for the holiday season.

11/04/2017

“Pawn Friday” Wants Consumers To Shop In Their Stores

You’ve heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. A new notable shopping day is now part of the mix.

10/27/2017

A Chicago Man Looks For A Second Chance

A Chicago man just released from prison says people need to be more empathetic to people who need second chances.

10/27/2017

Chicago rolled out 40 new police SUVs on July 6, 2017, the first of 550 new cruisers to hit the streets by early 2018.

Chicago Police To Use Shot Spotter On West Side

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it changes the approach from reactive to proactive.

10/26/2017

Beverly Students Raise $3K For Kenyan Wells

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.

10/20/2017

Ex Bears WR Turned Surgeon Speaks About Gun Violence

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.

10/19/2017

Wife Of Delphi Murder Suspect Can’t Confirm Police Sketch

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.

10/12/2017

Indy Police K-9 OK After Gunfire Exchange

Police said initially that the dog named Apache was fine and they figured he had just been spooked by the gunfire.

10/12/2017

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