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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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Kennel In Crown Point Shut Down As Dog’s Death Investigated

A Crown Point kennel has been shut down by officials in Lake County while the Sheriff’s Department conducts an investigation into the death of a dog that had been boarded there.

04/12/2014

A dog wandered onto the roof of a vacant home in Chatham; neighbors said the dog was there for three days before an Animal Control worker went up and got him down using a snare. (Credit: Mike Krauser/CBS)

City Worker Rescues Dog From Roof Of Vacant House

Neighbors said the dog had been up there for three days.

04/11/2014

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Volunteers Help Refurbish Home Of Injured Marine

A U.S. Marine whose career was cut short by a traumatic brain injury was getting his Stickney home refurbished by volunteers to make it more comfortable and accessible.

04/11/2014

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Charter School Parents, Students To Lobby State Lawmakers

Charter school advocates said at least 12 pieces of proposed legislation in Springfield would harm charter schools if approved.

04/08/2014

A Grant Park art installation called "Borders" which was hit by taggers. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Teen Charged With Defacing Statues In Grant Park

The boy faces multiple charges, including felony criminal damage to property, for allegedly tagging 18 of 26 life-sized human statues in the “Borders” art installation in Grant Park.

04/08/2014

Cartons of mail ready to be sorted sit on a shelf at the U.S. Post Office sort center. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Postal Workers Demonstrate Against USPS Partnership With Staples

Roughly 200 postal workers and supporters picketed Saturday afternoon in front of a suburban Staples store, demonstrating against the postal service partnership with the office supply chain to provide some mail services.

04/05/2014

A Grant Park art installation called "Borders" which was hit by taggers. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Taggers Deface Statues In Grant Park Art Installation

Vandals struck overnight in Grant Park, defacing a popular art installation of human figures in the park near the corner of Michigan and Jackson.

04/05/2014

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Zoning Committee OKs Bridgeport Heliport Plan

A Wheeling company’s plan to build a heliport along the Chicago River in Bridgeport has cleared a major hurdle, and likely will be approved by the City Council on Wednesday, over the objections of some people who live nearby.

04/02/2014

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Man Hospitalized After Pit Bull Attack

A 58-year-old South Side man is hospitalized after being attacked by four pit bulls this morning in the Englewood neighborhood.

03/29/2014

Indiana State Police investigate after a gunman shot and killed two women at a grocery store. Officers shot and killed the suspect, after he pointed the gun at responding police.

Prosecutor: Elkhart Cops Were Justified Shooting Gunman In Supermarket Slayings

Shawn Walter Bair, 22, walked into Martin’s Super Market on Jan. 15, and shot and killed 20-year-old Krystle Dikes, a store employee; and 44-year-old Rachelle Godfread, a customer at the store.

03/27/2014

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Man Set Fire To West Side Home After Standoff With Police

A man who police said was suffering emotional distress allegedly threatened a neighbor, then set fire to his own West Side home as police were trying to coax him outside.

03/27/2014

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Northwest Indiana Cops Coordinating Anti-Drug Efforts On Highways

Indiana State Police said squad cars from various towns in northwest Indiana working outside their jurisdictions has nothing to do with catching speeders and boosting revenue – it’s about stopping drug traffickers.

03/27/2014

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Tragedy Inspires Non-Profit To Help Plano Family

A non-profit born of tragedy is helping a Plano family dealing with their own tragedy, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/25/2014

A Lyft car sits at a stoplight. As ridesharing services like Lyft, Uber and SideCar become more popular, the taxi industry is pushing for tougher regulation of their new competition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rideshare Firms Ask Judge To Toss Cab Companies’ Lawsuit

Ridesharing companies competing with cab drivers for fares were fighting back against a federal lawsuit seeking to force the city to regulate the new business the same way as traditional cab companies.

03/25/2014

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Five Charged With Rigging Video Gambling Machines At Harrah’s

A former Indiana couple and three Las Vegas residents have been charged with rigging video keno machines at Harrah’s Casino in southwest suburban Joliet so they paid five times the actual winnings.

03/22/2014

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Bucktown Parents Furious After CPS Questions Kids About ISAT Boycott

On Thursday, members of the CPS legal department began taking students out of classroom and questioning them behind closed doors about not taking the ISAT.

03/21/2014

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Court Allows New Sentencing For 100 Convicted Killers

All 100 convicts were under the age of 18 at the time of their crimes, and some were accomplices who weren’t directly involved in killing the victim in their case, but they all received mandatory life sentences.

03/20/2014

The Des Plaines Oasis over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway is being torn down to widen the tollway. (Credit: CBS)

Man Conceived At Des Plaines Oasis Stages One-Man Protest Of Closure

Kevin Walters chained himself to the door of the oasis, and said to understand why, you have to go back more than two decades.

03/14/2014

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Late Rapper To Be First Vietnamese American Honored With Street Name

John “Vietnam” Nguyen is the first Vietnamese American to get such an honor. He’s also the youngest person to get an honorary street name, and the first hip-hop artist.

03/13/2014

Doug Truax (left) and Jim Oberweis (right) are running against each other in the 2014 Republican primary for U.S. Senate. (Credit: CBS)

Senate Hopeful Slams Rival Oberweis For Florida Trip

One of the two Republicans vying to challenge U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in the fall is taking issue with his opponent being on vacation in Florida less than a week before the primary election.

03/12/2014

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