Mike 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.
About 300 people took a cold dip in Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Saturday after chipping away at the shelf ice to be able to get into the water, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Chicago Cubs fans and baseball fans all over are saddened by the death of Ernie Banks who died Friday night in Chicago at the age of 83.
Riverside police and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services were investigating an incident in which a boy shot his sister with a BB gun.
The iconic Victory Auto Wreckers television commercial turns 30 this spring, and the company is looking to have a little fun by holding a contest for aspiring directors to film a new ad.
Senator Dick Durbin is heading to Cuba this weekend with a congressional delegation, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Governor Bruce Rauner has rescinded seven executive orders former Governor Pat Quinn issued in his final week in office.
Two Chicago men are in jail after allegedly trying to rob a pizza delivery man for the second time, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The use of drones for hunting has sparked debate across the country, as animal rights groups believe it is cruel, and many serious hunters believe it makes the sport too easy.
After losing patience with the city, due to weeks of waiting for someone to fix an underground water leak that turned their street into an icy mess, residents on a block in the Washington Heights neighborhood finally got the relief they sought on Wednesday.
The nation’s largest red light camera program, which has been discredited as being more about revenue than safety, came under heavy fire Saturday at a candidates’ forum on the West Side.
The bitter cold is creating plenty of opportunities for car thieves who are finding easy pickings as people leave their vehicles running to warm up. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports Hammond police are still sorting out a series of thefts that occurred Friday.
Ice fishermen have returned to some Chicago harbors, even though it might be a little early to be standing on the not-so-thick ice.
When 51-year-old John Connors came home Thursday night, he found a mess of debris and chunks of ice all over his floor, and a hole in the ceiling of his apartment in the 4600 block of North Francisco Avenue.
An Amtrak train headed from Chicago to New York and Boston was delayed for more than 13 hours, and scores of passengers were left scratching their heads, due to several conflicting explanations for the holdup.
The woman was riding her bike near Roosevelt Road and Canal Street, when a pickup truck making a turn struck her, according to witnesses. She ended up pinned under the truck, and was having trouble breathing.
An investigator who’s job it is to police the police is in trouble with the law.
Chicago police are investigating an incident at a Near North Side 7-11 store during which three men videotaped themselves, vandalizing the place on Thursday morning, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Whether it’s the lingering effects of last night’s celebrations or a baptism of sorts to start off the new year – or a fundraiser – dozens gathered at North Avenue Beach as the new year dawned.
Asked to think back through his 60-year career in law enforcement and say what stood out, Art Bilek barely hesitated: “The biggest thing that I did was naming ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, that dirty stinking rat, as Public Enemy Number One.”
It’s Christmas again for more than one thousand kids in Gary, where the late mayor Rudy Clay’s son is carrying on a tradition started by his father, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.