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.
Hundreds of thousands of people lined King Drive to watch the parade entries, which included bands, floats and drill teams.
Bob Lattas remembers being in the same position when he was younger, so he decided to help.
A New Jersey woman left Chicago on Wednesday for a long paddle to Louisiana, on the last leg of a journey that started on the East Coast.
St. Sabina pastor Michael Pfleger had just finished his junior year in high school, and he was there when Martin Luther King got a hostile reception in Marquette Park.
The Des Plaines City Council has approved restrictions on what flags can fly over city buildings after Des Plaines Public Library flew a gay pride flag in response to the Orlando night club massacre.
Some Chicago area animal shelters have been busy the past few days trying to reunite lost dogs with their families, after the pets were scared off by fireworks.
The city and the Park District seek to bring peace between walkers, runners and cyclists. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.
A program to help formerly homeless veterans with household supplies was nearing its halfway point Tuesday, and the alderman behind the effort said Chicagoans have been coming through.
The mural is a replica of a picture taken in 1930 in which a white crowd watches a lynching of two black men in Indiana.
The Chicago civil-rights leader threw his support Saturday behind the presumptive Democratic nominee.
No Jedi mind tricks here. Gino Generelli collected 2,500 signatures and took them to the Friends of the Parks organization. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.
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.