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.

Rev. Jackson Family, Friends Rally At Rainbow PUSH

The Reverend Jesse Jackson, who’s 76, announced yesterday that he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. 


Baboon Sanctuary Opens In Indiana

It’s a retirement community of sorts for baboons and the only such facility in the United States for baboons.


Baby Found In Northwest Indiana Safe Haven Box

“Very seldom do you call a fire department for anything good. Well this was a good call. A really good call.”


Christmas Arrives In Downtown Chicago

A Chicago department store is getting ready for the holiday season.


“Pawn Friday” Wants Consumers To Shop In Their Stores

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 Looks For A Second Chance

A Chicago man just released from prison says people need to be more empathetic to people who need second chances.


Chicago rolled out 40 new police SUVs on July 6, 2017, the first of 550 new cruisers to hit the streets by early 2018.

Chicago Police To Use Shot Spotter On West Side

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it changes the approach from reactive to proactive.


Beverly Students Raise $3K For Kenyan Wells

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.


Ex Bears WR Turned Surgeon Speaks About Gun Violence

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.


Wife Of Delphi Murder Suspect Can’t Confirm Police Sketch

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.


Indy Police K-9 OK After Gunfire Exchange

Police said initially that the dog named Apache was fine and they figured he had just been spooked by the gunfire.


Chicago Police Officers Honored For Reviving Newborn Who Wasn’t Breathing

Officers Mark Palozzolo and Maritza Bautista, responded to a 911 call of an infant girl who wasn’t breathing on June 12.


Suburban Motorist Finds Bald Eagle On Side Of Road

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.


ATF Mum On ‘Bump Stocks’

The ATF isn’t taking a position on bump stocks because the products are not actually firearms, a former agent tells WBBM Newsradio.


Gutierrez Slams Trump Response In Puerto Rico: ‘They Don’t Want You To Know The Truth’

Gutierrez said he wants to see a massive airlift to get Puerto Ricans to safety while the island rebuilds.


Wheaton H.S. Forfeits Game For Safety Concerns

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.


‘Lake Shore Drive’ Song Writer Skip Haynes Dead

Skip Haynes’ business partner, Dana Walden, said there’s talk of spreading Haynes’ ashes on Lake Shore Drive.


Soda Tax Opponents Expect Repeal Vote Can Pass, But Veto Likely

A vote on Commissioner Richard Boykin’s plan to repeal the tax has been scheduled for Tuesday in the county board’s Finance Committee.


School Board Member Apologizes For Uproar After Comparing Flag To Toilet Paper

Elgin U-46 board member Traci O’Neal Ellis stood by her comments, but apologized for the firestorm of criticism they created.


Local Leaders Want Businesses To Help With Earthquake Relief

“I think that Chicagoans have a big heart. If you can donate only one dollar, it’s a dollar more than we had.”




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