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.

Norge Ski Club grounds (Norge Ski Club House Facebook)

Ski Jumping Championships Postponed Due To Weather

The Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove has been forced by warm weather and rain to postpone this weekend’s Ski Jumping Championships.

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Three Dead, Two Hurt After Crash In Northwest Indiana

Three passengers and a Rottweiler puppy from Niles were in a Hyundai going westbound on US 20, when police say a Buick going eastbound crossed the center line and slammed into the car. The crash set off a chain reaction.

21 hours ago

Michael Wiebe discovered someone rented out a home he owns in Elkhart, Ind., after he put the house up for sale and moved away. The couple who moved in thought they were renting the home legitimately. (Credit: WSBT-TV)

Elkhart Man Discovers Home Was Rented Without His Knowledge

Michael Wiebe owns the home, but moved away after he put it on sale last June. The tenants thought they rented the house legitimately.


Whooping crane hunting along edge of a pond, Grus americana, International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA, Photographed under controlled conditions (Photo by Wild Horizons/UIG via Getty Images)

Reward Offered After Endangered Whooping Crane Killed

Conservation officers say a whooping crane that scientists were tracking was found shot and killed in west-central Indiana.


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Berwyn Group Looking For WWII Veterans To Honor Next Week

Navy veteran Tony Ward Sr. becomes emotional as he explains he’s doing it to honor his brothers.


A monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) also known as the quaker parrot flies at the Atena park of Madrid, on September 15, 2016.  (GETTY IMAGE)

Squatting Along Chicago’s Skyway Bridge: Monk Parakeets

They swoop down in groups, landing in nearby trees and at the right time of day create quite a racket.


Protests continue on Saturday against Donald Trump's presidential win. (CBS/Sandra Torres)

Hundreds Of Anti-Trump Marchers Gather Downtown

Hundreds of people marched again Saturday through streets in downtown Chicago, protesting Donald Trump and his election as president.


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LaPorte County Designated As A ‘High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area’

LaPorte County has been given the federal designation as a “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area,” joining Lake and Porter counties and the city of Chicago as it seeks to deal with the drug problem.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to reporters the morning after the Cubs won the 2016 World Series. (Credit: CBS)

Rahm Emanuel: Never Again Will Cubs Fans Say ‘Wait ‘Til Next Season’

Mayor Emanuel shared his thoughts Thursday morning on the Cubs’ World Series win at an unrelated event.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2016


Bowling For Breast Cancer: Senior Women Raise Awareness

A large women’s bowling league, compromised of African American seniors, wear each year pink bowling shirts to raise awareness of breast cancer rates among senior citizens.


Above and Beyond, new temporary exhibit (Museum of Science and Industry)

The Museum Of Science And Industry Opens New Exhibit Celebrating Flight

The Museum of Science and Industry opened Tuesday a new temporary exhibit, presented by Boeing in celebration of its 100th anniversary.


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Chicago State University Faculty Union Wants Trustees To Resign

Freshman enrollment at financially troubled Chicago State University has fallen to 86 freshmen this fall semester.


“Bull,” a 2-year-old mastiff mix, went missing for more than a month, but was returned to his firehouse in Englewood, after a woman saw two men walking him a couple miles away. (Credit: CBS)

Beloved Firehouse Mascot “Bull” Back Home Safe

The beloved mascot from a firehouse in the Englewood neighborhood was back home Friday, after disappearing more than a month ago, thanks to a woman who spotted him on the street on Thursday.


The homeless stay in these tents under the overpasses of Uptown. (CBS)

Chicago Threatens To Remove Homeless Tents From Viaducts

The city is threatening to take the tents of the homeless population living under Lake Shore Drive viaducts.


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Indiana Youth Football Coach Allegedly Accused Of Punching Referee

A youth football coach was charged with battery and banned from coaching Saturday after allegedly beating a referee in Beech Grove.


Police Hand Out Whistles In Response To Jogger Attack

Police Hand Out Whistles In Response To Jogger Attack

Police handed out whistles Saturday to joggers near River North and Navy Pier in response to the recent jogger attack in the area.


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Joliet Junior College Students Create Prosthetic For A Three-Legged Dog

Joliet Junior College students take on the challenge to create a prosthetic device for a professor’s dog.


Dwyane Wade speaks at Nikelodeon's Road to Worldwide Day of Play in Chicago (Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Dwyane Wade Leads Nickelodeon’s ‘Day Of Play’ In Chicago

Nickelodeon brought its third annual “Road to Worldwide Day of Play” campaign to Chicago’s Far South Side on Saturday.


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ITT Tech Students Have A Big Decision To Make After School Closed

Students of the now-closed ITT Technical Institutes are learning their options are limited and they are left with a tough decision.


James Degorski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Convicted In Brown’s Chicken Massacre Seeks Hearing With New Evidence

A man convicted in the 1993 Brown’s Chicken massacre is seeking a court hearing, with new evidence and said a witness lied in order to obtain a reward.



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