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.

A tent city at Wilson Avenue and Lake Shore Drive erected to call attention to the harassment of homeless.  (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Advocates, Homeless Say Tent City Erected To Draw Attention To Harassment By City

A small tent city has been erected in the Uptown neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side where advocates for the homeless and the homeless, themselves, are trying to call attention to their treatment by the city, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/29/2015

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Boy, 16, Wounded In Shooting On Kennedy Expressway Ramp

A 16-year-old boy was shot late Friday while he was in a vehicle on an exit ramp of the Kennedy Expressway in the Northwest Side Bucktown neighborhood.

08/29/2015

White Sox players Adam Eaton, Zach Duke, Tyler Saladino, and Adam LaRoche go fishing with the children of active military members at Burnham Harbor on Thursday. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

White Sox Players Take Military Children Fishing

Kids were catching gobies along a dock at Burnham Harbor, as they cast lines with Sox players Zach Duke, Adam Eaton, Adam LaRoche, and Tyler Saladino.

08/27/2015

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Commissioner Wants Medical Examiner To Stop Identifying Latinos As Black Or White

A Cook County commissioner has asked the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office for a Latino designation when identifying the race of those who die in the county.

08/26/2015

A Mariano's sign. (CBS)

Protesters Want Mariano’s To Ban Guns At Suburban Stores

A group of suburban residents were planning a protest Tuesday morning at the grand opening of a new Mariano’s grocery store, over the company’s policy allowing customers to carry concealed weapons.

08/25/2015

Rebecca Brown at the fifth annual Slut Walk on Michigan Avenue. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Protesters In Annual ‘Slut Walk’ March Down Michigan Avenue

A couple hundred people, mostly women, and many wearing very little to make a point, participated in the annual event they call Slut Walk today on Michigan Avenue, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/22/2015

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Arlington Heights Police Investigating Sexual Assault At Senior Living Facility

Arlington Heights police are investigating a sexual assault at an assisted living facility, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/22/2015

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Man Charged In Sexual Assault On DePaul Campus

A man from Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, suspected of being a serial rapist, has been charged with one of three recent sexual assaults in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/22/2015

This is the view from this weekend's streetside dinner in LaPorte, Ind. (Mike Krauser)

Elegant Dinner In LaPorte, Ind. Will Be Served In Middle Of The Street

More than 400 people will get together at one outdoor table and enjoy locally grown and produced foods and beverages.

08/21/2015

Tamir Rice (Credit: Attorney Timothy J. Kucharski via CBS Affiliate WOIO)

Tamir Rice’s Mother Brings Fight For Justice To Chicago

The mother of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was killed by police last year was in Chicago on Friday, for a series of meetings, marches, and protests about alleged police misconduct.

08/21/2015

Naperville Police Department (CBS)

Naperville Police Warn Of Spike In Car Burglaries

Police in west suburban Naperville were reminding people to lock their cars, and remove their valuables, after a rash of vehicle burglaries in the past month.

08/20/2015

Holland Home assisted living facility in South Holland (Credit: CBS)

Last Of Three Deaths Tied To Nursing Home Ruled Natural

Robert Rundin, 88, was one of six residents of Holland Home who were hospitalized on Feb. 3. While three of those people have since recovered, Rundin and two others later died.

08/20/2015

Students in the "One Summer Chicago" jobs program painted four abandoned houses in Englewood in bright colors as part of an art project. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Students Use Art To Transform Englewood Block

Mayor Rahm Emanuel paid a visit to some young people taking part in the city’s “One Summer” jobs program on Wednesday in the West Englewood neighborhood.

08/12/2015

Staff of the DuSable Museum of African American History pose with a photo of museum founder Margaret Burroughs at 31st Street Beach, which soon will be named in her honor. (Credit: DuSable Museum/Twitter)

31st Street Beach To Be Named After Dr. Margaret Burroughs

A South Side beach that was once the site of an infamous race riot will soon be named after Dr. Margaret Burroughs, who founded the DuSable Museum of African American History.

08/11/2015

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Mother Hosts ‘Night Of Hope’ To Help Others Offset Loss

Sherri Anicich is the mother of Alisha Bromfield, who was murdered in 2012 while she was carrying a child.

08/06/2015

A funnel cloud spotted north of Libertyville. (Credit: Lake County EMA)

NWS Says Lake County Tornado Developed Too Quickly To Give Out Advanced Warning

The National Weather service says the tornado developed too quickly to give people in its path advance warning.

08/05/2015

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (at the microphone stand) and Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (left center, in dark blue jacket)) announce the county's $500,000 fund for "restorative justice" programs. (Credit: CBS)

County To Spend $500,000 On New “Restorative Justice” Anti-Violence Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle met with a group of anti-violence activists on the South Side on Wednesday, and announced the county would spend $500,000 on so-called “restorative justice” programs in an effort to help prevent ex-cons from going back to court or jail, and to curb violent crime.

08/05/2015

Julia Ann Rastelli. / Photo from Riverside police.

Riverside Woman Pleads Guilty In Drunk Driving Hit-And-Run That Injured Child

A 51-year-old Riverside woman has pleaded guilty to a drunk driving hit-and-run that injured a child last year, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/01/2015

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Firefighter Hospitalized After Bridgeport Porch Fire

A Chicago firefighter officer was hospitalized this morning after fighting a porch fire in the Bridgeport neighborhood.

08/01/2015

The woman was swimming at Porter Beach near Chesterton, Ind. (Credit: Captured News)

Coast Guard Searching For Suburban Woman Who Went Missing In Lake Michigan

A search continues this morning for the body of a 20-year-old Carol Stream woman who struggled while swimming in Lake Michigan Friday night off Porter Beach near Chesterton, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/01/2015

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