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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Mother Asking For Help To Solve Murder Of St. Rita Student

Family and friends of St. Rita High School student who was shot to death more than six years ago returned to the neighborhood where it happened, passing out flyers hoping to get some leads for police, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/23/2015

Humboldt Park neighborhood residents who did not want Riot Fest to return to that park this year were celebrating the music festival's decision to relocate to Douglas Park, and warning residents of that area of problems they believe it will create. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Humboldt Park Residents Gloat After Riot Fest Pulls Up Stakes For Douglas Park

The decision to move the popular Riot Fest from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park was cause for celebration, and a warning, from those who didn’t want the festival back in their neighborhood.

05/22/2015

Chicago Park District lifeguards will be wearing new Tommy Bahama gear in 2015, as part of a marketing partnership. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Chicago Park District Ready For Start Of Beach Season This Weekend

Friday marks the official start of the beach season in Chicago. All Chicago Park District beaches will be staffed with lifeguards from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day through Labor Day.

05/21/2015

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Man Facing Deportation Allowed To Stay To Donate Kidney To Sister

The pleas of a 23-year-old Chicago woman in need of a kidney have been answered, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/20/2015

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Sheriff Appoints Psychologist To Run Cook County Jail

Having repeatedly called Cook County Jail the nation’s largest mental institution, Sheriff Tom Dart has tapped a clinical psychologist to run the facility.

05/19/2015

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Non-Profit Holding Fishing Event For Military Vets On Chain-O-Lakes Sunday

A non-profit organization that helps military veterans deal with post traumatic stress disorder is hosting an event tomorrow on the Chain-O-Lakes called “Take a Vet Fishing.”

05/16/2015

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Reward Offered In 2012 Murder Of Man In West Pullman

The parents of a 22-year-old man who was shot to death three years ago in the West Pullman neighborhood were back there today, asking neighbors to help find his killer, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

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35 Dogs Rescued From Home In Glencoe

35 dogs were found living in what’s being described as a hoarder’s home in Glencoe, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

Palatine House Fire

Mother Killed, Disabled Daughter Critically Injured In Palatine House Fire

Palatine fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire Friday night that left a 63-year-old woman dead and her disabled daughter critically injured, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

Pilsen activists protest a land deal involving Jesuits that they claim would price residents out of the neighborhood. (CBS/Mike Krauser)

Pilsen Activists Say Jesuits Are Contributing To Gentrification With Land-Speculation Deal

The critics say they’ll take their fight over a 500-unit luxury condo development all the way to the Pope, if it comes to that. WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports.

05/15/2015

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DeKalb County Changing Zoning Laws For Fairdale To Help Tornado Victims Rebuild

DeKalb County officials have said they’re committed to making sure everyone who wants to rebuild after last month’s tornado in the small town of Fairdale can clear any legal hurdles that might be in their way.

05/14/2015

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Naperville Man Says Police Have Pulled Him Over More Than 200 Times

Naperville police have launched a formal investigation into the conduct of two officers at the scene of a traffic stop involving a local liquor store owner who says he’s been harassed by police for decades, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/13/2015

They gathered near Division 17 at the jail, where pregnant women are held. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Vigil For Incarcerated Moms Held Outside Cook County Jail

About three dozen people took part in a vigil today with an early Mother’s Day message for those behind the razor wire at the Cook County Jail.

05/09/2015

Chicago College of Performing Arts

Ex-Gang Member’s Graduation From Roosevelt University Decades In The Making

Rodney Wilson at 41 is not your typical college graduate.

05/09/2015

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Southwest Employee Driving Luggage Vehicle Killed In Crash At Midway

Michael Yates, 52, was a former DuPage County sheriff’s deputy.

05/09/2015

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson discusses a job fair for Edsal Furniture, a manufacturing company bringing 300 new jobs to  the struggling northwest Indiana city. (Credit: WBBM)

Hundreds Line Up At Gary Job Fair As Furniture Manufacturer Opens New Plant

Edsal, a Chicago-based industrial furniture manufacturing company, has announced plans to open a facility Gary, bringing 300 much-needed jobs to the struggling town in northwest Indiana.

05/08/2015

An Orb-weaver spider is pictured on its web (Photo credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Mag Mile Hotel Warns Guests About “Flying Spiders”

If you’re afraid of spiders, the last thing you probably want to hear about is a flying spider, so we wouldn’t be surprised if you thought twice about staying at a posh downtown hotel after seeing the flyer they’ve been passing around to guests around this time each year.

05/07/2015

Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, located near Soldier Field, is dedicated to fallen Chicago police officers. (Credit: Todd Feurer, CBS Chicago)

11th Annual Walk To Remember Honors Fallen Police Officers

More than five thousand police officers, police families and supporters took part in the 11th annual Run and Walk to remember Sunday at the Gold Star Memorial Park near Soldier Field, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/02/2015

C.J. lost his right rear leg after he was shot while his owner was walking him Friday in Gary, Indiana. The owner, 48-year-old Keith Dumas, was killed in the shooting. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Dog Shot In Gary Recovering After Losing Leg

A dog that was shot along with his owner in Gary, Indiana, last week has lost one leg, but otherwise is expected to make a full recovery.

04/28/2015

Activists Demand Dante Servin Be ‘Brought To Justice’ In Rekia Boyd Shooting

Clergy and civil rights activists are demanding Chicago police officer Dante Servin be “brought to justice” after his acquittal on a technicality for firing a gun into a crowd and killing Rekia Boyd.

04/22/2015

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