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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Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls For “Shake-Up” Of Chicago Police Department

WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports Rev. Jackson stood at a memorial to young people killed on the streets in the Pullman neighborhood saying he believes Laquan McDonald was murdered by officer Jason Van Dyke.


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Gun Shop Owner Wants NFL To Lift Ban On Guns In Stadiums

Only designated security staffers and on-duty police are allowed to carry firearms on NFL team property.

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Mother Charged With Throwing Newborn Baby Out Window In Uptown

Police say she gave birth to a girl on Wednesday night in her eighth floor apartment on the 800 block of West Eastwood and then dropped the baby from a window to a grassy area below.


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Mr. Brown, Dog Who Gave Hope To Cancer Victims, Passes Away

An abused German Shepherd who captured the hearts of tens of thousands of people was being remembered Thursday for his contributions to humans, after succumbing to cancer earlier this week.


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Chicago Charity That Sends Shoes Around The World In Desperate Need Of New Home

With two weeks to go, the situation is getting desperate, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Pet Stores Vow Appeal Of City’s Puppy Mill Ban

An attorney for small pet stores in Chicago was vowing to appeal a recent court ruling tossing out a challenge to the city’s puppy mill ordinance, and threatening a defamation lawsuit against advocacy groups he accused of lying to get their way.


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Grade Schoolers Take On Chicago Cops In Chess Tournament

It has been a humbling day for some Chicago Police Officers trying their hand at chess against a group of grade-school kids.


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Woman Files Federal Lawsuit Claiming CPS Teacher Hit Her Son Because He’s Black

A woman alleges in a federal lawsuit that a white Chicago Public Schools teacher hit her son because he’s black, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Preckwinkle Drops Amusement-Tax Idea: Commissioner

There had been a lot of opposition to the amusement tax hike, which would have hit cable-television customers, bowlers, golfers and others involved with for-profit sports activities.


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Illinois Poison Control Issues Warning About Spike In Synthetic Marijuana Emergencies

There’s a warning about a synthetic form of marijuana being sold on the streets of Chicago that was responsible for about two dozen visits to emergency rooms last week, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Stacy Peterson’s Sister Not Giving Up Search After 8 Years

Eight years ago this week, Stacy Peterson disappeared from her home in Bolingbrook. As her husband, former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson, sat in prison for the murder of his previous wife, Kathleen Savio, Stacy’s sister marked another anniversary and said she’ll never give up the search.


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Billboards Along Eisenhower Claim “VA Is Lying, Veterans Are Dying”

Veterans and VA workers have paid to put up two billboards along the Eisenhower Expressway, accusing the Department of Veterans Affairs of lying about care for veterans at VA hospitals.


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Two Charged In Triple Homicide At Fuller Park Barbecue

Chicago Police have announced two suspects have been charged in the murders of three people last month on the city’s South Side, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Vietnam Vets Reunite To Honor Milton Olive III

Vietnam veterans gathered in Chicago on Thursday to remember the heroic and selfless act of a local teenager on the 50th anniversary of his death.


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PAWS Volunteers Turn Plastic Tubs Into Winter Shelters For Feral Cats

Volunteers have spent the day building winter shelters for feral cats in Chicago, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.


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Operation Warm Hands Out Thousands Of Winter Coats At Annual Give-Away

A big crowd showed up on a cold morning to get warm winter coats in the Chicago Housing Authority’s Eighth Annual Coat Give-Away, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Seniors Sue Presbyterian Homes Over Plan To Force Them Out

More than 100 residents of three subsidized senior housing complexes owned by Evanston-based Presbyterian Homes have filed a lawsuit over the charity organization’s plans to sell its Chicago properties.


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Fire Truck That Responded To 9/11 Attacks Visits Chicago School

A New York Fire Truck that responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center paid a visit to a grade school in Portage Park on Thursday, as part of an effort to teach children who were too young to understand the events of Sept. 11, 2001.


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City Workers Help Perform Rescues At House Fire In Chicago Heights

The fire broke out at 309 16th St. in Chicago Heights, a stately old home that was once a maternity hospital in the early 1900s.


The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

Judge Hears Arguments On New Red Light Camera Lawsuit

The suit, filed by Chicago attorney Patrick Keating, alleges the city didn’t have proper authority from the Illinois General Assembly when it started the red light camera program more than a decade ago.



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