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.

The protestors laid down in the street outside Rainbow Push HQ. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Rev. Jesse Jackson Leads Ferguson Protest Outside Rainbow Push HQ

Rev. Jesse Jackson led a protest of the Ferguson, Missouri Michael Brown decision Saturday, blocking traffic on Chicago’s South Side and demanding the federal government do what the grand jury did not.

11/29/2014

A nativity scene is displayed in Daley Plaza next to the Christkindlmarket German Christmas festival.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Volunteers Assemble Daley Plaza Nativity Scene

For three decades, a couple dozen volunteers have gathered on this day on the Daley Plaza for what some feel is an obligation.

11/29/2014

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Two Wounded In I-57 Shooting

Two people were wounded early Saturday morning in a shooting along I-57 in the south suburbs, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

11/29/2014

Protesters upset with a  grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, staged a protest at Water Tower Plaza on Black Friday, calling for a boycott of corporate retailers. (Credit: Black Youth Project 100)

Ferguson Protesters Take Over Water Tower Plaza, Urge Black Friday Boycott

Dozens of activists staged a demonstration Friday morning at the Historic Chicago Water Tower on Michigan Avenue, calling for a boycott to protest the controversial grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.

11/28/2014

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Illinois Supreme Court Dismisses Red Light Camera Lawsuit

The Illinois Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of Chicago’s red light camera system, after two justices recused themselves from the case, and the rest couldn’t agree on a ruling.

11/20/2014

A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Noise From New Flight Patterns At O’Hare Costs Family $15K Nest Egg

As they saved up $15,000 over the course of more than a decade, Colleen and Peter Mulcrone dreamed of renovating their Jefferson Park home, with a new kitchen and other upgrades, but the city’s expansion of nearby O’Hare International Airport prompted them to put those dreams on hold.

11/20/2014

Chick-Fil-A's only Chicago store on Chicago Avenue in the Near North neighborhood. The store wants to build a second store in Logan Square, but the local alderman plans to block that store, over the company president's anti-gay comments. (Credit: CBS)

Animal Rights Group Claims Abuse By Koch Foods, Chick-Fil-A

Backed by undercover video recorded at chicken processing facilities owned by Chicago-based Koch Foods, an animal rights group was calling out the company and Chick-Fil-A to adopt more humane practices.

11/19/2014

Frigid air over the relatively warm water of Lake Michigan combined to create swirling fog and mist on the lake early Tuesday. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Frigid Air Brings Swirling Fog To Lakefront

Tuesday morning’s frigid weather created something of a spectacle along the lakefront. The bitter cold air over the relatively warm water of the lake created fog that swirled in the wind.

11/18/2014

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Open Enrollment Period For Affordable Care Act Begins

Today is the start of open enrollment for 2015 healthcare coverage under the embattled Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and across Illinois there have been sign-up events where people can get help navigating the system, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

11/15/2014

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Police Searching For Man Who Attacked Jogger In Arlington Heights

Police in Arlington Heights are looking for the man who attacked a jogger last night and they believe he’s done the same thing before, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

11/15/2014

Four people were injured in a hotel fire in East Garfield Park. (Credit: CBS)

Four Injured After West Side Hotel Fire

At least four people were injured after a two-alarm fire at an East Garfield Park hotel Saturday morning, including one person who jumped from the building.

11/15/2014

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Group Still Pushing To Stage Christmas-Themed Haunted House In Lombard

The Village Board rejected the permit based, in part, on concerns about added traffic.

11/14/2014

Christmas Haunted House

Lombard Group Fighting To Keep Christmas-Themed Haunted House

The Lombard Village Board said it rejected a permit for a Christmas-themed haunted house based, in part, on concerns about added traffic.

11/14/2014

Michael Rivers. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Police Discover Loaded AK-47, Crack Cocaine During Home-Monitoring Check On West Side

Cook County Sheriff’s officers doing a home-monitoring check on Chicago’s West Side found an assault rifle and drugs in the home of a man who is now calling home the county jail, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

11/08/2014

Family of Chang Z. Qui were handing out flyers Saturday in hopes of finding the person responsible for his murder. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Family Of Murdered Restaurant Employee Searching For Tips On Killer

The family of a Chinese immigrant who was shot to death last week at the restaurant where he worked on Chicago’s West Side, have been leafleting the neighborhood today in the hopes that someone will come forward with information.

11/08/2014

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Macy’s Gets In Christmas Spirit, Unveils Holiday Window Displays

Macy’s on State Street is continuing a long Chicago tradition, unveiling the holiday window displays Saturday morning.

11/08/2014

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Runner Doing 100 Miles On A Treadmill For Charity

An ultramarathon runner from Chicago has begun a 24-hour treadmill run to raise money for an organization that provides cleft palate surgeries for kids in developing countries.

11/07/2014

Bruce Rauner and Rev. Corey Brooks discuss death threats Brooks allegedly received the day before someone broke into his church in Woodlawn. Brooks has endorsed Rauner in the race for governor, against Gov. Pat Quinn. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Brooks Reflects On Support For Rauner, Oberweis

“I’ve discovered that … when you go against the status quo, and you go against what people have been doing for years, everybody is not going to be pleased with it,” Rev. Corey Brooks said after endorsing Republican candidates Bruce Rauner, who won, and Jim Oberweis, who lost.

11/05/2014

Dick Durbin

Durbin: Voters Want Congress To Be More Productive

A day after he sailed to his record fourth term in the Senate, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was out thanking voters for their support, and urging the rest of Congress to come together to end the gridlock in Washington.

11/05/2014

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Woman At Odds With Hawthorne Race Course Over Care For Feral Cats

A Stickney woman who has been caring for a feral cat colony at Hawthorne Race Course says the track’s owner has cut her access and wants the colony gone.

11/04/2014

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