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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Logan Square Aldermen, Parents Demand Surplus TIF Funds Go To Schools

Students, parents and teachers in the Logan Square neighborhood were joined by local aldermen for a rally against cuts to the budgets of ten neighborhood schools totaling nearly $5 million.

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12-Year-Old Elkhart, Ind. Girl Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Stepmother

A 12-year-old girl from Elkhart, Indiana is being held in juvenile detention accused of murdering her step-mother, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/25/2015

Some vintage paperbacks on sale at the Newberry Library's annual Book Fair. (Newberry Library/Facebook)

Book Fair Continues This Weekend At Newberry Library

There are 120,000 books across 70 different categories.

07/23/2015

A DePaul University basketball jersey. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

DePaul Basketball Players Give Tips To Kids With Epilepsy

Kids with epilepsy took part in a basketball camp today, getting pointers from DePaul University basketball players, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/22/2015

A black bear that wandered into northwest Indiana from Michigan in June. (Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources)

Indiana Officials Could Tranquilize Bear To Take It Back To Michigan

More close encounters with a black bear that has been hanging around Michigan City have prompted state officials to take a more aggressive stance to capture the bear, so it can be taken back to the wild in Michigan.

07/21/2015

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Chicago Fire Department Warns Not To Open Hydrants To Beat The Heat

The Chicago Fire Department is concerned about people opening fire hydrants as they seek relief from the heat.

07/18/2015

A greater mouse-eared bat is pictured on January 14, 2011 in the cellar vault of the Old Brewery in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany. Every year in January, conservationists step down in the protected cellar vault to count bats wintering there. The number of bats of 12 different species has risen to 1,800, compared to only 150 in the year 1987. AFP PHOTO PATRICK PLEUL GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

More Rabid Bats Found In Homer Glen Home

The Will County Health Department says more rabid bats have been found in the garage attic of a house in Homer Glen, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/18/2015

A black bear that wandered into northwest Indiana from Michigan in June. (Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources)

Indiana Officials Trying To Trap And Relocate Wandering Black Bear

Indiana state officials have set a trap to catch a black bear that has been wandering around the Michigan City area for the past month, and if they catch him, they plan to take him back home to Michigan.

07/17/2015

A forklift hauls a section of the façade from the Madison/Wabash 'L' station into ReBuilding Exchange, where it will be on display while preservationists try to find it a new home. (Credit: CBS)

Preservationists Hoping To Get Façade Of Old Loop Station House Into A Museum

The decorative façade of the shuttered Wabash/Madison ‘L’ station, which first opened in 1896, has come down, and preservationists have begun looking for a new home for the structure.

07/16/2015

Photo Of The U.S. Flag. (John Cody/WBBM Photo)

American Flag Part Of Downstate Man’s Life Work

As America celebrates the Fourth of July, the flag flies from front porches coast-to-coast and for one man from downstate Illinois, that symbol of freedom has become part of his life’s work, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/04/2015

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Thousands Line Route For Arlington Heights 4th Of July Parade

Thousands lined the streets of Arlington Heights today celebrating the Fourth of July with the largest parade in the region, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/04/2015

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Serial Stowaway Arrested At Midway Less Than 24 Hours After Jail Release

A California woman who’s been called a serial stowaway for her history of trying to board airplanes without a ticket has been arrested yet again in Chicago just after her release from jail, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/04/2015

Chicagoans enjoying a newly-opened section of the Riverwalk. (Credit: CBS)

City Officially Opens Expansion To Chicago Riverwalk

The city officially opened the still-under-construction $100-million Chicago Riverwalk Saturday afternoon as people strolled, ate, drank, paddled and fished along the city’s newest downtown attraction that’s been drawing tourists and locals alike.

06/27/2015

Coast Guard Cracking Down On Drunk Boating This Weekend

Boaters are going to see more police and Coast Guard patrols on the lake this weekend, during a crackdown on drunk boating, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/27/2015

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Police: Red Line Sexual Assault Claim Unfounded

Police are now saying a woman’s claim that she was sexually assaulted on a CTA train is unfounded, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/27/2015

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Tinley Park Police Investigating Crash And Grab Burglary At Best Buy

A van was used in what police are calling a “smash and grab” at a southwest suburban Best Buy early Sunday.

06/27/2015

A group demonstrators on Michigan Avenue protesting the use of carriage horses.(Credit: Mike Krauser)

Michigan Ave. Demonstration Targets Use Of Horse Carriages

The protesters stood on the edge of the Water Tower Park on Michigan Avenue at Pearson Street, a staging area for the carriages.

06/20/2015

The front facade of the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Arson Investigators Examining Four Small Fires At Gold Coast Hotel

Chicago Police and Fire Department arson investigators are looking into four fires that were set early this morning at the Sofitel Hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/20/2015

One man was killed in the fire in the 300 block of 88th Place. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Fire Officials: No Working Smoke Detectors In Chatham Home Where Man Died In Fire

Chicago Firefighters this morning returned to the scene of a fire that killed a 55-year-old man on the South Side Friday night, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/20/2015

Officers on the scene of a police-involved shooting in the South Shore. (Credit: CBS)

Cop Shoots Suspect In South Shore

The officer told the 23-year-old man to drop the gun and put his hands up, but instead he turned and raised the gun toward the officer, authorities said.

06/20/2015

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