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.
Freshman enrollment at financially troubled Chicago State University has fallen to 86 freshmen this fall semester.
The beloved mascot from a firehouse in the Englewood neighborhood was back home Friday, after disappearing more than a month ago, thanks to a woman who spotted him on the street on Thursday.
The city is threatening to take the tents of the homeless population living under Lake Shore Drive viaducts.
A youth football coach was charged with battery and banned from coaching Saturday after allegedly beating a referee in Beech Grove.
Police handed out whistles Saturday to joggers near River North and Navy Pier in response to the recent jogger attack in the area.
Joliet Junior College students take on the challenge to create a prosthetic device for a professor’s dog.
Nickelodeon brought its third annual “Road to Worldwide Day of Play” campaign to Chicago’s Far South Side on Saturday.
Students of the now-closed ITT Technical Institutes are learning their options are limited and they are left with a tough decision.
A man convicted in the 1993 Brown’s Chicken massacre is seeking a court hearing, with new evidence and said a witness lied in order to obtain a reward.
Hundreds of thousands of people lined King Drive to watch the parade entries, which included bands, floats and drill teams.
Bob Lattas remembers being in the same position when he was younger, so he decided to help.
A New Jersey woman left Chicago on Wednesday for a long paddle to Louisiana, on the last leg of a journey that started on the East Coast.
St. Sabina pastor Michael Pfleger had just finished his junior year in high school, and he was there when Martin Luther King got a hostile reception in Marquette Park.
The Des Plaines City Council has approved restrictions on what flags can fly over city buildings after Des Plaines Public Library flew a gay pride flag in response to the Orlando night club massacre.
Some Chicago area animal shelters have been busy the past few days trying to reunite lost dogs with their families, after the pets were scared off by fireworks.
The city and the Park District seek to bring peace between walkers, runners and cyclists. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.
A program to help formerly homeless veterans with household supplies was nearing its halfway point Tuesday, and the alderman behind the effort said Chicagoans have been coming through.
The mural is a replica of a picture taken in 1930 in which a white crowd watches a lynching of two black men in Indiana.
The Chicago civil-rights leader threw his support Saturday behind the presumptive Democratic nominee.
No Jedi mind tricks here. Gino Generelli collected 2,500 signatures and took them to the Friends of the Parks organization. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.