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.
A photograph showing mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with two purported gang leaders, according to his campaign, is nothing more than a smear attempt by his opponents.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was courting votes in the Black community Saturday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The thermometer may disagree, but a lot of people are gearing up for the coming boating season.
One man was killed and another wounded at a south side nightclub early Saturday morning, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A south suburban farm that is a major supplier of spinach to Jewel grocery stores has told employees it is shutting down after more than 90 years in business.
Jail inmates on a roadside cleanup crew filled the bed of a pickup truck at just one of the five locations where dirty diapers – a mixture of infant and adult diapers – have been dumped in rural LaPorte County, Indiana.
An Indianapolis power company says it is installing more locking manhole covers ahead of next week’s men’s Final Four, following recent underground explosions.
The Better Government Association has released tapes it obtained of a Metropolitan Water Reclamation District police officer who accidentally left his radio microphone open last year, talking about how politically-connected employees get away with avoiding work.
The Rainbow PUSH Coalition is calling for a civil rights investigation into the videotaped run-in that a 20-year-old Chicago man had Alcoholic Beverage Control Agents at the University of Virginia, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
With just a little over two weeks before the runoff election, the candidates for mayor have been criss-crossing the city looking for votes, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
On any given day, Mounted Unit officers can be seen stopping in Jackson Park, and shoveling horse manure from their trailers onto Park District property along the golf course – on the street, curb, grass, and around trees.
Three employees of a South Holland assisted living facility have been removed from their jobs, after an elderly woman died from an overdose of pain medication. Two other residents who were hospitalized the same day also have died, and understaffing might have been an issue.
Activists in the Austin neighborhood have demanded a meeting with Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, to come up with solutions to violent crime in a community that has more murders than any other.
The hotly contested race for alderman of the 16th Ward saw a little political theater on Tuesday, outside one candidate’s Englewood campaign office.
We have an update on a story we reported two weeks ago about a Chicago veterinarian who had claimed a puppy she adopted from a rescue organization in Minnesota was stolen from her car, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Purple and black bunting hung from the façade of Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters on Friday, in memory of the woman known as “The Little Warrior.”
A Chicago cab driver who sued the city in an effort to get cabbies classified as government employees has been slapped with a $10,000 bill for the city’s legal costs.
Mayors from the south suburbs have teamed up with the Gift of Hope organ donation network, in a campaign aimed at increasing the numbers of organ donors in the black community, where far fewer are donors, and many more are in need of transplants.
WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports 139 teams, nearly 700 people, pushed decorated shopping carts at the start of the Chiditarod in the 1900 block of West Hubbard.
Aurora police say alcohol was believed to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning that left a Chicago woman dead and four passengers seriously injured. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.