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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.

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Father Of Woman Paralyzed In Crash Calls Driver ‘Coward’ For Fleeing The Scene

The father of a 25-year-old woman who was left paralyzed after a friend drove his car over an embankment following a night of drinking, said he can’t understand how her friend just left her there and took a cab home to Naperville.

09/25/2014

A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

No Relief For Some Homeowners Complaining Of Increased O’Hare Noise

A North Side woman who convinced the city to install an official noise monitor at her home, 10 miles away from O’Hare International Airport, said the jet noise it measured would qualify her for soundproofing, but she lives too far away.

09/24/2014

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Residents Create ‘Peace Mural’ On Englewood-Woodlawn Border

Some local organizations that work to promote peace are creating a peace mural on Chicago’s south side, and they’re inviting volunteers to come out tomorrow and help to fight violence through art.

09/19/2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Faithful Begin Lining Up For New iPhone

Want the new “Phablet”? Get in line, WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.

09/18/2014

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Gary Police, Firefighters Stage Protest Calling For Pay Raise

Gary police and firefighters are staging a protest this afternoon outside City Hall as they face another year with a pay raise.

09/16/2014

A roof collapse during a fire at a three-story building in Gary, Ind., in April, 2011. (Credit: Gary Post-Tribune)

Gary Begins Project To Tear Down Abandoned Buildings

The bucket on the end of an excavator tore into a building today in Gary to cheers from onlookers.

09/16/2014

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Lawsuit: Nurse At Advocate Christ Initiated Sex With Heart Patient

A lawsuit has been filed against Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn over the alleged sexual advances of a nurse on a heart patient.

09/16/2014

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Ford Suppliers In Hammond, Ind. Go On Strike

Nearly 800 workers at a Hammond manufacturing facility that supplies seats for Ford’s Chicago plant walked off the job this morning.

09/13/2014

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Quinn Gets Backing Of Firefighters; State Police Group Endorses Rauner

In the race for governor, the Republican and Democratic candidates received competing endorsements Thursday from groups representing some of the state’s police officers and firefighters.

09/10/2014

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Pro, Anti-Gun Protestors Rally Outside Suburban Gun Shop

About 200 protestors and counter-protestors were outside Chuck’s Guns in south suburban Riverdale Saturday morning.

09/06/2014

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Indiana Approves Controversial ‘Career Specialist’ Teaching Permit

The Indiana State Board of Education has stirred a lively debate after opening the door for those without teacher’s licenses to get jobs teaching high school classes.

09/05/2014

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Cops Pump Gas To Raise Money For Children’s Hospital

Alsip Police Lt. Scott Zablotny was among the officers pumping gas as part of “Full Serve and Protect” at the BP Earth Market at 123rd and Cicero.

09/05/2014

Jorge Figueroa (left) and Ricardo Martinez (right) are accused of stealing firearms from a gun collector's garage and selling them across Cook County. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Pair Charged With Stealing Collector’s Guns, Selling Them Across Cook County

Two Elmwood Park men have been arrested on gun trafficking charges after allegedly stealing at least 30 firearms from a collector and selling the guns all over Cook County.

09/03/2014

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars celebrate a home  by Pierce Jones earlier in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Facebook)

Father Of JRW Player Serves As Grand Marshal For Million Father March Parade

A back-to-school tradition on Chicago’s South Side, the Million Father March Parade, took place Saturday morning and it was led by the father of a Jackie Robinson West little league player.

08/30/2014

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, from Chicago, celebrate following their 7-5 win over Las Vegas during the United States championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson West Players Honored During Rainbow Push Breakfast

The Jackie Robinson West All Stars were in the spotlight again Saturday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/30/2014

Demonstrators participating in Slutwalk march through downtown on September 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Slutwalk, which was started in Toronto in 2011, is a march held to educate people about rape and sexual assault and change a past culture of victim blaming. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hundreds Take Part In “Slut Walk” Against Sexual Assault

Several hundred people rallied and marched in downtown Chicago today during an annual event called Slut Walk Chicago.

08/23/2014

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Illinois Inspector General: IDOT Circumvented Hiring Rules

The state’s top investigator has found that the Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 250 people in the last decade, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/23/2014

Anana the polar bear. (Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo)

Lincoln Park Zoo Says Farewell To Anana The Polar Bear

The Lincoln Park Zoo is having a farewell party today for its 15-year-old polar bear that’s being moved to a zoo on in North Carolina while a new polar bear exhibit is built over the next two years.

08/23/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Law To Make Mass Transit Operations More Transparent

Governor Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies more transparent and accountable.

08/23/2014

Some of the more than 53,000 names of U.S. casualities carved into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are shown November 6, 2007 in Washington, DC . The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Wall this week.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Terminally Ill Vietnam Veteran To Join Honor Flight To D.C.

A local Honor Flight organization which typically takes fast-disappearing World War II and Korean War veterans to see memorials in Washington D.C. was, for the first time, taking a Vietnam War veteran along on Thursday.

08/21/2014

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