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.
A mom-and-pop restaurant in Oak Lawn is spending Christmas helping the less fortunate by preparing about 3,500 meals with a lot of help from friends and neighbors.
- For more than four decades, Santa has paid a visit to the kids at La Rabida Children’s Hospital on Chicago’s South Side and he was there again today.
Some confusion led Elgin firefighters to respond to two locations last night for the same fire.
A Chicago Police motorcade is accompanying Santa this weekend, traversing the city and suburbs to bring some joy to police families that could use some.
he teenage son of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the victim of a robbery outside the mayor’s Lakeview home Friday night, a spokesperson from the mayor’s office confirms.
The Illinois Policy Institute, which bills itself as an independent government watchdog, has said the state of Illinois should be ashamed by the latest figures regarding how many people rely on food stamps.
The rape conviction of a 40-year-old PR executive in Chicago illustrated the difficulty prosecutors often have in pursuing cases of so-called “acquaintance rape.”
Former Bears lineman James “Big Cat” Williams surprised several Chicago Public Schools students with new laptop computers, after they won a program designed to help them with getting into college.
Chicago cab drivers have graced the pages of a pinup calendar for 2015, as part of a legal battle with the city in federal court.
Lots of drivers in northwest Indiana might be doing double-takes this winter, when they pass the latest piece of snow-fighting equipment on the highway.
The board for Warren Township High School District 121 planned to ask board member Liz Biondi to resign Tuesday night, a week after she said the district should not hire a homosexual superintendent.
A rival Little League team wants the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars stripped of their national title, claiming the team blatantly violated residency rules to recruit “ringers” who don’t live within the team’s established boundaries.
The $60 million Maggie Daley Park, adjacent to Millennium Park in Chicago’s front yard, opened to strollers, skaters and kids of all ages Saturday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
25,000 people who want to be Chicago firefighters or paramedics will file through McCormick Place Saturday and Sunday to take the exam to get into the training academy, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
An Indian immigrant who has spent the past six months in jail for failing to pay child support was set free Thursday, by the same judge who had him locked up, after an anonymous lawyer intervened on the man’s behalf.
A member of the Warren Township school board created a firestorm last week, when she said the district should not hire a homosexual superintendent.
The state of Illinois has won $80 million in federal funding for early childhood education and experts say the impact down the road will be significant, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Gov. Pat Quinn said the people of Illinois should reflect on the life of the late Judy Baar Topinka before there’s any public discussion about appointing her successor as state comptroller.
Leibundguth Moving and Storage has been operating in Downers Grove for more than 85 years, and for most of that time, has had a 40-by-10-foot hand-painted sign on the rear wall of the building.
A Michigan man is jailed on $1 million bond after he allegedly stabbed four people on an Amtrak train heading from Chicago to Port Huron, Michigan Friday night, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.