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.

Union Crowd Rallies At Daley Plaza

A major Supreme Court case to heard next week could deal a big blow to public sector union membership. 


Students Honored After Finding Gun On Grounds

Six middle school students from Harvey are being recognized after finding a gun on school grounds.


A South Side Institution Is Refurbished

A nine million dollar project to refurbish a South Side institution is complete.


A Warning For Seniors On Medicare

A local insurance advisor is warning seniors on Medicaid and Medicare not to ignore letters from the state.


Volunteers Shovel For City Seniors As Part Of “My Block, My Hood, My City” Program

Volunteers from throughout the city joined a shoveling brigade on Friday, helping clear walks and driveways for seniors on the city’s South Side.


Proposed Gary Waste Site Draws Opposition

“To me it’s creating more blight. Because people are going to move away.”


State Fire Marshal: Have An Escape Plan

The State Fire Marshal is urging Illinois residents to test smoke alarms and prepare a family emergency escape plan.


Milwaukee Looks To Chicago To Boot Ticket Scofflaws

Milwaukee is looking to take a page from Chicago when it comes to unpaid parking tickets.


Tiny Houses Have Big Plans To Expand In Chicago

The non-profit start-up Chicago Tiny House Inc. envisions replicating what’s been done elsewhere in the country.


CTU To Vote On Merging With Charter School Union

Members of the Chicago Teacher’s Union are voting today on a plan to merge their union with a union representing charter school teachers.


Bannon To Speak At Univ. Of Chicago Amid Protests

Students and nearby residents are upset with the Univ. of Chicago for inviting Steve Bannon to speak at the school.


CTU Opposes School Board Plan About Relaxing Ethics

The Chicago Teacher’s Union is speaking out against a plan by the School Board to relax ethics rules so that a former board member can become the Chief Operating Officer.



Lawmaker, Advocates Launch Voter Registration Drive For Ex-Offenders

State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) said there are more than 4 million people in Illinois with some form of criminal background.


Cops Put Heat On Daredevil Ice Fishermen

WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


Christmas Tree Ship Arrives In Chicago

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


“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.



Watch & Listen LIVE