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.

Mt. Baldy Beach Reopens, Nearly 4 Years After Boy Swallowed By Dunes

The Mt. Baldy beach in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is reopening after 6-year-old Nathan Woessner survived being buried in the sand.


CFD Gears Up For Another Summer Along The Lakefront

A dive team simulated rescues in the cold water at North Ave. Beach Tuesday, locating 175 lb. mannequins in the lake with zero visibility.


3 Men Hospitalized From Elevated Levels Of Carbon Monoxide

Three men were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning after running a gas engine in the parking garage of a West Side condo building.


Cardinal Cupich Leads Anti-Violence Walk On Good Friday

About 1,000 people followed Cardinal Blase Cupich on a Way of the Cross march against violence in the Englewood neighborhood.


Teacher, Vocal CPS Critic Faces Firing, Calls Attempt A ‘Witch Hunt’

CPS has confirmed it is attempting to fire Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy teacher Sarah Chambers, who called the effort a “witch hunt.”


Guns For Gift Cards

People lined up at St. Sabina Catholic Church on Saturday to exchange guns for $100 gift cards.


CPD Touts Downward Trend In Shootings In March

Shootings declined in the city for the second straight month in March, according to Chicago Police.


Bullet-Proof Vests Suggested For Children On South, West Sides

Bullet-proof vests and traceable bullets among suggestions for South Shore neighborhood after seven people were shot and killed yesterday.


North Suburban Singer Dies In Lake Zurich Paving Company Accident

A construction accident took the life of Jack Eiler, who many knew as a singer of classics from Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to Elvis.


Brewers Billboard Sparks Concern For Some Drivers

As Opening Day approaches at Miller Park in Milwaukee, a billboard is generating some calls from troubled people.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2017

Chicago Bears Donate LEMART Treatment Kits To 6th District

The Chicago Bears and the Police Memorial Foundation presented officers in the Sixth District with life-saving first-aid kits.


Chicago Teachers Union Considering One-Day Strike

The Teachers Union, and some parents, demand to know the school board’s plans as a lack of funding threatens to end the school year early.


Chicago Med Students Stage ‘Die-In’ Over Republican Health Care Plan

About 100 people laid on the concrete for the 24 million people that could lose health care under the proposed Republican plan.


Rep. Gutierrez, Sen. Durbin Talk Citizenship With Mexican Delegation

Congressman Gutierrez, Senator Durbin and a delegation of elected officials from Mexico could not escape mentions of Trump during a meeting.


Scientist Determines Chicago Neighborhoods With The Most Dog Poop

A Renthop.com data scientist discovered canine droppings are a real problem in some Chicago neighborhoods.


Special Olympics Basketball Team Gets Special Send Off To Championship

Parents, students and teachers congratulated the Glenbard South Special Olympics basketball team as it heads to the State Championships.


East Chicago Basketball Coach Resigns After Accusing Refs Of Racism

East Chicago Central High School basketball coach Pete Trgovich thought white referees cheated his mostly black team out of a playoff win.


Retailers Fight Efforts To Change Shoplifting Law

The plan in Springfield is to change state laws so that a shoplifter isn’t charged with a felony unless they’ve stolen $2,000 in merchandise.


Chicago Dyes River Green For St. Patrick’s Day

The Plumbers Union continued its more than 50-year-old tradition of dyeing the river green before the St. Patrick’s Day Parade


Proposed Illinois Law Allows Those Under 21 To Drink With A Parent

Underage drinking would be allowed with a parent present under legislation being proposed in Springfield.




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