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.

Chicago Teachers Union Considering One-Day Strike

The Teachers Union, and some parents, demand to know the school board’s plans as a lack of funding threatens to end the school year early.

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Chicago Med Students Stage ‘Die-In’ Over Republican Health Care Plan

About 100 people laid on the concrete for the 24 million people that could lose health care under the proposed Republican plan.

03/18/2017

Rep. Gutierrez, Sen. Durbin Talk Citizenship With Mexican Delegation

Congressman Gutierrez, Senator Durbin and a delegation of elected officials from Mexico could not escape mentions of Trump during a meeting.

03/18/2017

Scientist Determines Chicago Neighborhoods With The Most Dog Poop

A Renthop.com data scientist discovered canine droppings are a real problem in some Chicago neighborhoods.

03/17/2017

Special Olympics Basketball Team Gets Special Send Off To Championship

Parents, students and teachers congratulated the Glenbard South Special Olympics basketball team as it heads to the State Championships.

03/17/2017

East Chicago Basketball Coach Resigns After Accusing Refs Of Racism

East Chicago Central High School basketball coach Pete Trgovich thought white referees cheated his mostly black team out of a playoff win.

03/16/2017

Retailers Fight Efforts To Change Shoplifting Law

The plan in Springfield is to change state laws so that a shoplifter isn’t charged with a felony unless they’ve stolen $2,000 in merchandise.

03/14/2017

Chicago Dyes River Green For St. Patrick’s Day

The Plumbers Union continued its more than 50-year-old tradition of dyeing the river green before the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

03/11/2017

Proposed Illinois Law Allows Those Under 21 To Drink With A Parent

Underage drinking would be allowed with a parent present under legislation being proposed in Springfield.

03/04/2017

Judge Questions Using Public Defender In Facebook Live Torture Case

The judge suggested conflicts could arise if the defendants did not all participate equally in the crime but use the same public defender.

03/02/2017

Stolen Van For Disabled Girl Gets Repaired And Refurbished

A Cicero family who’s wheelchair-accessible van had been stolen got it back Wednesday, thanks to donors who helped cover repairs.

03/01/2017

People Gather For ‘Refugee Remix Rally’ At Chicago’s Trump Tower

Around 100 activists, artists and clergy gathered to promote immigrant artists and to denounce the president’s immigration policies.

02/25/2017

People Rally For Unity Near Trump Tower In Chicago

People of different races, faiths and ethnicities gathered across the river from Trump Tower and chanted “less wall, more tacos.”

02/11/2017

Anti-Abortion Activists Pray Outside Chicago Planned Parenthood

Clinic escorts and police watched a couple dozen activists quietly pray outside a Planned Parenthood clinic at LaSalle and Division.

02/11/2017

Activist: Ohio Pastor’s Chicago Comments To Trump Were ‘BS’

Phillip Jackson, executive director of the Black Star Project, thinks President Donald Trump should not listen to Dr. Darrell Scott.

02/02/2017

Check Fraud Causes Doctor to Lose More Than $7,000

An Indiana doctor is a victim of what police say could be a massive check fraud ring in the Chicagoland area.

01/26/2017

Dallas PD Comes To Recruit In Chicago

The Dallas Police Department visited Chicago looking to add diversity to the 300 new police officers they want to hire this year.

01/25/2017

Endangered Alligator Snapper Gets New Home In Chicago Nature Museum

It’s moving day for Patsy McNasty – the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s aptly named alligator snapping turtle.

01/19/2017

Ski Jumping Championships Postponed Due To Weather

The Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove has been forced by warm weather and rain to postpone this weekend’s Ski Jumping Championships.

01/18/2017

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Three Dead, Two Hurt After Crash In Northwest Indiana

Three passengers and a Rottweiler puppy from Niles were in a Hyundai going westbound on US 20, when police say a Buick going eastbound crossed the center line and slammed into the car. The crash set off a chain reaction.

01/18/2017

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