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 87th annual Bud Billiken Day Parade (CBS)

Crowds Gather To Watch Revamped Bud Billiken Day Parade

Hundreds of thousands of people lined King Drive to watch the parade entries, which included bands, floats and drill teams.


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Berwyn Restaurant Owner Donating Game Day Meals to State Champion Wendell Phillips Football Team

Bob Lattas remembers being in the same position when he was younger, so he decided to help.

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Margo Pellegrino is paddling her outrigger canoe from New York to New Orleans to raise awareness about clean water. (Credit; Mike Krauser)

Paddler Headed From Chicago To New Orleans To Promote Clean Water

A New Jersey woman left Chicago on Wednesday for a long paddle to Louisiana, on the last leg of a journey that started on the East Coast.


Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., center, is among the demonstrators recreating the fair-housing march of Dr. Martin Luther King in Chicago in August 1966. (CBS/Mike Krauser)

More Than 1,000 Recreate MLK’s March In Chicago, 50 Years Later

St. Sabina pastor Michael Pfleger had just finished his junior year in high school, and he was there when Martin Luther King got a hostile reception in Marquette Park.


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Des Plaines Adopts New Rules After Rainbow Flag Flown Over Library

The Des Plaines City Council has approved restrictions on what flags can fly over city buildings after Des Plaines Public Library flew a gay pride flag in response to the Orlando night club massacre.


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July 4th Fireworks Sent Some Dogs Running For The Hills

Some Chicago area animal shelters have been busy the past few days trying to reunite lost dogs with their families, after the pets were scared off by fireworks.


Lakefront paths installed in Chicago. (CBS)

Chicago Lakefront Trail Upgrades Being Phased In

The city and the Park District seek to bring peace between walkers, runners and cyclists. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.


City Collecting Donated Household Goods For Formerly Homeless Vets

A program to help formerly homeless veterans with household supplies was nearing its halfway point Tuesday, and the alderman behind the effort said Chicagoans have been coming through.


This mural in Elgin has generated controversy. (CBS)

Elgin Arts Commission Recommends Removing Mural Of Lynching

The mural is a replica of a picture taken in 1930 in which a white crowd watches a lynching of two black men in Indiana.


Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., at microphones, endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton for president on Saturday. (Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Rev. Jackson Endorses Hillary Clinton

The Chicago civil-rights leader threw his support Saturday behind the presumptive Democratic nominee.


Gino Generelli (Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Chicagoan Submits Pro-Lucas Museum Petition To Adversary Group

No Jedi mind tricks here. Gino Generelli collected 2,500 signatures and took them to the Friends of the Parks organization. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.


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Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Calls On Residents To Band Together To Help Fight Crime

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is encouraging city residents to band together to help police fight crime and he’s promising he will make the police department better, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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35 CPS High School Students Awarded Scholarships From Gates Foundation

Chicago Public Schools lead the nation in number of Gates Millennium Scholarships from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this year, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Emanuel Not Offering Specifics On IPRA Replacement, But Says Citizen Participation Key

Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t offering specifics yet, but he says a new agency that will replace the much-criticized Independent Police Review Authority will have citizen involvement and will put the police department and the city in a better place, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Immigration Reform And Refugee Rights Advocates Planning March To Republican, Democratic Conventions

Advocates for immigration reform and refugee rights are planning to march from Chicago to the Republican and Democratic conventions this summer.


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MSI Exhibit Shines Light On Secretive Government Research Agency

The Museum of Science and Industry has opened a new exhibit offering a rare glimpse inside the secretive government agency behind technological breakthroughs that helped give us the internet and GPS technology.


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Man Dies On Flight From Chicago To Mexico

Aeroméxico flight 683 took off from O’Hare International Airport around 12:30 a.m., and made an emergency landing in Houston about two hours later, after an elderly passenger became unresponsive in his seat.


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Alderman Repeats Use Of Racial Slur To Slam Removal Of Principal Who Blasted Emanuel

A Chicago alderman is not backing down from his use of the N-word in criticizing the ouster of a popular elementary school principal who is an outspoken critic of Rahm Emanuel; in fact, he’s doubling down on his profane denunciation of the mayor.


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DePaul Student Beaten On Blue Line As Witnesses Just Watch

Jessica Hughes, 19, was left with a black eye, bruises to her head, and a bite mark on her hand.


St. Sabina Catholic Church. (CBS)

St. Sabina Hosts Gun Buyback

St. Sabina Catholic Church held a gun turn-in program Saturday, offering $100 gift cards for guns, no questions asked, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.




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