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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Man Dies On Flight From Chicago To Mexico

Aeroméxico flight 683 took off from O’Hare International Airport around 12:30 a.m., and made an emergency landing in Houston about two hours later, after an elderly passenger became unresponsive in his seat.

05/03/2016

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Alderman Repeats Use Of Racial Slur To Slam Removal Of Principal Who Blasted Emanuel

A Chicago alderman is not backing down from his use of the N-word in criticizing the ouster of a popular elementary school principal who is an outspoken critic of Rahm Emanuel; in fact, he’s doubling down on his profane denunciation of the mayor.

04/29/2016

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DePaul Student Beaten On Blue Line As Witnesses Just Watch

Jessica Hughes, 19, was left with a black eye, bruises to her head, and a bite mark on her hand.

04/29/2016

St. Sabina Catholic Church. (CBS)

St. Sabina Hosts Gun Buyback

St. Sabina Catholic Church held a gun turn-in program Saturday, offering $100 gift cards for guns, no questions asked, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/23/2016

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City Launches Connect Chicago Initiative To Expand Digital Skills Training

The city of Chicago has announced a new program designed to offer everyone in the city the training and skills needed to navigate the digital world, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/16/2016

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Two Men Killed, One Wounded In Englewood Shooting

Two men were killed at a party late Friday night in the Englewood neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/16/2016

Motown singers the Jackson brothers, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Michael and Randy in London, October 1972. They were collectively known as the Jackson Five, and later simply as the Jacksons. (Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Gary, Ind. Should Play Up Jacksons Connection, Group Says

Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson enthusiasts say Gary should play up the connection, much like Memphis rides the Elvis wave.

04/09/2016

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Fairdale Marks One-Year Anniversary Of Deadly Tornado

Today, many of the leveled homes have been replaced or rebuilt.

04/09/2016

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Police Fan Out On Southeast Side In Show Of Force, Hunt For Fugitives

Chicago police received some assistance from their counterparts from the state, county, suburbs, and northwest Indiana as they launched an all-day sweep for criminals in the South Chicago District.

04/05/2016

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Two Employees Charged After Boy Dies At Lake Villa Troubled Youth Facility

Two employees of a residential treatment center for troubled teens in Lake Villa are charged in the death of a 16-year-old resident following a struggle on Wednesday night, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/02/2016

A black bear has returned after hibernating for the winter. (Credit: Mike Kinney)

Black Bear Spotted In Indiana Last Year Out Of Winter Hibernation

A black bear has returned to Southwest Michigan and areas around Michigan City, Indiana

03/29/2016

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Chicago Man Found Shot To Death In Basement Of Evanston Apartment Building

Police are asking for help from the public as they investigate the death of a Chicago man whose body was discovered Friday night in an Evanston apartment building, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/26/2016

Prison fence

Activists Raising Money To Help Children Visit Their Incarcerated Mothers

Advocates for mothers in prison have started a crowdfunding effort hoping to revive a program to bus children to women’s prisons.

03/24/2016

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64-Year-Old Man Killed In Burnham House Fire

A 64-year-old man died last night in a fire in his home in south suburban Burnham, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/19/2016

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Lawmaker Seeks State Probe Of Primary Election Glitches In McHenry County

Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) sent an email to the Illinois State Board of Elections and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, asking them to look into technical problems that prompted officials to keep McHenry County polling places open for an extra 90 minutes on Tuesday.

03/18/2016

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Aurora Mayor Wants To Abolish Election Commission

Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner has issued a scathing press release calling for the elimination of the Aurora Election Commission, accusing the body of failing to post election results in a timely manner earlier this week.

03/17/2016

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Family, Friends Mourning 16-Year-Old Boy Shot And Killed On South Side

Family and friends are mourning the loss of another Chicago teenager, shot to death last night on the city’s South Side as police search for leads and a motive, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/14/2016

A voter fills out her ballot at a polling station for Chicago's mayor race April 7, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Election Officials Expecting Big Turnout In Cook County For Illinois Primary

Local election officials say the many contested races in Tuesday’s primary elections are generating a lot of interest and they’re expecting strong turnout for a primary, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/14/2016

Police clear UIC Pavilion after a Donald Trump rally was cancelled. (CBS/Dana Kozlov)

Local Politicians Call Donald Trump’s Rhetoric Divisive, But Condemn Violent Protests

Donald Trump gets some blame for the melee that caused his rally in Chicago Friday night to be cancelled, if you ask local politicians, but so do those who lowered political discourse to the level of violence, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/12/2016

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Chicago Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day With River Dyeing, Parade

Thousands of green-clad Chicagoans celebrated St. Patrick’s Day Saturday first with the annual river dyeing, followed by the parade down Columbus Drive.

03/12/2016

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