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.
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.
The city of Chicago has announced a new program designed to offer everyone in the city the training and skills needed to navigate the digital world, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Two men were killed at a party late Friday night in the Englewood neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson enthusiasts say Gary should play up the connection, much like Memphis rides the Elvis wave.
Today, many of the leveled homes have been replaced or rebuilt.
Chicago police received some assistance from their counterparts from the state, county, suburbs, and northwest Indiana as they launched an all-day sweep for criminals in the South Chicago District.
Two employees of a residential treatment center for troubled teens in Lake Villa are charged in the death of a 16-year-old resident following a struggle on Wednesday night, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A black bear has returned to Southwest Michigan and areas around Michigan City, Indiana
Police are asking for help from the public as they investigate the death of a Chicago man whose body was discovered Friday night in an Evanston apartment building, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Advocates for mothers in prison have started a crowdfunding effort hoping to revive a program to bus children to women’s prisons.
A 64-year-old man died last night in a fire in his home in south suburban Burnham, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) sent an email to the Illinois State Board of Elections and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, asking them to look into technical problems that prompted officials to keep McHenry County polling places open for an extra 90 minutes on Tuesday.
Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner has issued a scathing press release calling for the elimination of the Aurora Election Commission, accusing the body of failing to post election results in a timely manner earlier this week.
Family and friends are mourning the loss of another Chicago teenager, shot to death last night on the city’s South Side as police search for leads and a motive, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Local election officials say the many contested races in Tuesday’s primary elections are generating a lot of interest and they’re expecting strong turnout for a primary, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Donald Trump gets some blame for the melee that caused his rally in Chicago Friday night to be cancelled, if you ask local politicians, but so do those who lowered political discourse to the level of violence, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Thousands of green-clad Chicagoans celebrated St. Patrick’s Day Saturday first with the annual river dyeing, followed by the parade down Columbus Drive.