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.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson, who’s 76, announced yesterday that he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
It’s a retirement community of sorts for baboons and the only such facility in the United States for baboons.
“Very seldom do you call a fire department for anything good. Well this was a good call. A really good call.”
A Chicago department store is getting ready for the holiday season.
You’ve heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. A new notable shopping day is now part of the mix.
A Chicago man just released from prison says people need to be more empathetic to people who need second chances.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it changes the approach from reactive to proactive.
At Kellogg Elementary at 92nd and Leavitt, students participated in a one-mile walk to raise money to bring clean water to a village in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya.
The group of students from 20 schools hit hard by violence heard from Dr. Greg Primus, a former Bears wide receiver who played three years in Chicago and went on to become a surgeon.
Police in Indiana who interviewed him say they can’t include or exclude him as a suspect in the Delphi murders. His wife Katelyn says he does look like the sketch of the suspect.
Police said initially that the dog named Apache was fine and they figured he had just been spooked by the gunfire.
Officers Mark Palozzolo and Maritza Bautista, responded to a 911 call of an infant girl who wasn’t breathing on June 12.
Jane Nix of Olympia Fields was on Central Avenue passing the Forest Preserve near Oak Forest when she saw the bald eagle by the side of the road. He allowed her to approach.
The ATF isn’t taking a position on bump stocks because the products are not actually firearms, a former agent tells WBBM Newsradio.
Gutierrez said he wants to see a massive airlift to get Puerto Ricans to safety while the island rebuilds.
St. Francis is citing a shooting incident last week near Altgeld Park on the city’s west side which is Hope Academy’s home field.
Skip Haynes’ business partner, Dana Walden, said there’s talk of spreading Haynes’ ashes on Lake Shore Drive.
A vote on Commissioner Richard Boykin’s plan to repeal the tax has been scheduled for Tuesday in the county board’s Finance Committee.
Elgin U-46 board member Traci O’Neal Ellis stood by her comments, but apologized for the firestorm of criticism they created.
“I think that Chicagoans have a big heart. If you can donate only one dollar, it’s a dollar more than we had.”