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.

Chicagoans enjoying a newly-opened section of the Riverwalk. (Credit: CBS)

City Officially Opens Expansion To Chicago Riverwalk

The city officially opened the still-under-construction $100-million Chicago Riverwalk Saturday afternoon as people strolled, ate, drank, paddled and fished along the city’s newest downtown attraction that’s been drawing tourists and locals alike.

06/27/2015

Coast Guard Cracking Down On Drunk Boating This Weekend

Boaters are going to see more police and Coast Guard patrols on the lake this weekend, during a crackdown on drunk boating, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/27/2015

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Police: Red Line Sexual Assault Claim Unfounded

Police are now saying a woman’s claim that she was sexually assaulted on a CTA train is unfounded, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/27/2015

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Tinley Park Police Investigating Crash And Grab Burglary At Best Buy

A van was used in what police are calling a “smash and grab” at a southwest suburban Best Buy early Sunday.

06/27/2015

A group demonstrators on Michigan Avenue protesting the use of carriage horses.(Credit: Mike Krauser)

Michigan Ave. Demonstration Targets Use Of Horse Carriages

The protesters stood on the edge of the Water Tower Park on Michigan Avenue at Pearson Street, a staging area for the carriages.

06/20/2015

The front facade of the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Arson Investigators Examining Four Small Fires At Gold Coast Hotel

Chicago Police and Fire Department arson investigators are looking into four fires that were set early this morning at the Sofitel Hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/20/2015

One man was killed in the fire in the 300 block of 88th Place. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Fire Officials: No Working Smoke Detectors In Chatham Home Where Man Died In Fire

Chicago Firefighters this morning returned to the scene of a fire that killed a 55-year-old man on the South Side Friday night, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/20/2015

Officers on the scene of a police-involved shooting in the South Shore. (Credit: CBS)

Cop Shoots Suspect In South Shore

The officer told the 23-year-old man to drop the gun and put his hands up, but instead he turned and raised the gun toward the officer, authorities said.

06/20/2015

The Chicago Children's Choir performed at the official opening ceremony at Maggie Daley Park. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Official Opening Ceremony Held For Maggie Daley Park

Former Mayor Richard Daley and his family attended the official opening ceremony today for the new Maggie Daley Park, named for his late wife, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/13/2015

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Police Are Asking For Help Identifying Woman Who Called 911 For Help In LaPorte County

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help from the public in finding a woman who called 911 yesterday afternoon and then disappeared, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/13/2015

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After Woman Diagnosed With Rare Form Of TB, Health Officials Reach Out To Those Who Shared Flight To Chicago

Health officials are tracking down people who had contact with a woman diagnosed at a suburban hospital with a rare and deadly form of tuberculosis, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/09/2015

Fr. Michael Pfleger, Rev. Jesse Jackson and supporters outside Chuck's gun shop in Riverdale. (CreditL Mike Krauser.)

Pro, Anti-Gun Advocates Rally Outside Riverdale Gun Shop

There was a protest and a counter-protest today outside a Riverdale gun shop that’s been the focus of anti-gun violence protesters for years.

06/06/2015

Opening day on the 606. (Credit: CBS)

606 Trail Officially Opens

The ribbon was cut this morning on the nearly 3-mile long trail known as the 606, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/06/2015

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Teacher’s Aide At Lincoln Way West Charged With Having Sex With Student

A former star football player at Lincoln Way West High School in New Lennox is charged with the sexual assault of a student after returning to work there as a teacher’s aide and volunteer coach, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/03/2015

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Owners Raising Money To Save Suburban Roller Rink

McHenry residents are being asked to visit a Go Fund Me page to help save a landmark roller rink that’s closing this summer if the owners can’t come up with the cash or materials to spruce it up, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/02/2015

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NU Muslim Chaplain Claims Discrimination After Being Refused Unopened Can On United Airlines Flight

United Airlines is in damage control mode after a prominent Muslim scholar and chaplain at Northwestern University wrote about a humiliating experience she said she had on a flight Friday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/30/2015

People stand on top of debris from a collapsed building at Basantapur Durbar Square watching the destruction following an earthquake on April 25, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that buried mountain climbers in their base camps. (Credit: Omar Havana/Getty Images)

Nepal Ambassador Thanks Chicagoans For Support After Deadly Earthquake

Nepal’s ambassador to the United States is in Chicago today, thanking people for supporting his country as is begins the long recovery from last month’s devastating earthquake that killed 9,000, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/30/2015

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Displaced Tenants Say They’ll Soon Be Homeless In Gentrifying Neighborhood

Manuel Rivera has been a tenant of the building at 1627 Humboldt Park Boulevard for eight years. He’s on disability and says the $500 a month he’s been paying in rent is about all he can afford.

05/29/2015

The 2nd Battalion of the the 135th Aviation Regiment in Chicago (Mike Krasuer/WBBM)

Chicago National Guard Unit Headed For Medical Mission In Kuwait

It is the first deployment for 25 soldiers with the 2nd Battalion of the the 135th Aviation Regiment in Chicago. The unit was formed two years ago, and is led by Capt. Amanda Lempke, a registered nurse from Bloomington.

05/28/2015

Aragon Ballroom.  (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for American Expresss)

Suburban Man Killed After Fall From Catwalk During Concert At Aragon Ballroom

Chicago police are investigating the impaling death of a suburban man during a concert Friday night at the Aragon Ballroom, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/23/2015

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