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.
The weather is the subject of a protest march Saturday in Skokie.
The South Bend Police Department said it wants to learn more about new technology that could make dangerous high-speed chases a thing of the past.
Hundreds of people are pushing elaborately decorated shopping carts through the streets of Chicago today for the annual Chiditarod race and fundraiser.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday he’ll know better than to bet against Chicago’s kids, after he ended up having to eat his words when he challenged them to read 2 million books last summer.
Retirement seems to be a state of mind for Clara Kahn, who, at the age of 91, says her job bagging groceries at Jewel “is retirement.”
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard station at Calumet Harbor have been training today for what they expect will be an increase in lake rescues in a season that’s already seen more people on the ice or in the water than usual.
The city is putting more bodies behind the effort to keep up the terrible pothole season, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
History was being made Saturday at the County Building where same-sex couples were lining up in marriage court to be among the first to tie the knot after a judge decided yesterday there was no reason they should have to wait until the law was to take effect on the first of June, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
An Illinois Appellate Court panel has upheld the murder conviction of a Carpentersville woman accused of killing a 16-month-old boy at a Deerfield daycare center five years ago, but the woman’s father said it’s only a minor setback.
Some Chicago teenagers who are close to the immigration issue asked for the support of Justin Bieber for their cause today at a church in the heavily-Latino Pilsen neighborhood.
A Chicago woman who lost her son to street violence said if more parents were doing what she’s doing, police might be able to solve more murders.
The founder of a Park Ridge group that advocates for safety and noise issues for people living near O’Hare Airport says the National Transportation Safety Board is issuing new guidelines to the FAA regarding the separation of planes, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The leader of the Catholic Church in Chicago, Francis Cardinal George discussed changes he sees on the horizon under Pope Francis, who is expected to name the Cardinal’s replacement this year.
Taxi companies and drivers have sued the city of Chicago, claiming newly proposed regulations for competing ride-sharing companies don’t go far enough, and alleging the city has allowed an “unlawful taxi caste system” to emerge.
New medical research has found that cat bites can be very serious requiring hospitalization and even surgery.
A couple of North Side men took a dip today in the snow storm.
Mayor Emanuel stopped by the Office of Emergency Communications at noon Saturday to thank city workers for keeping the city moving during the storm.
The family of Krystle Dikes, one of the victims of the shooting Wednesday night at a grocery store in Elkhart, had an emotional question-and-answer session today with reporters.
Two college students’ class project has turned into a non-profit that aims to brighten the lives of young cancer patients, and – when possible – to put other college students in the patients’ shoes.
Two more Chicago-area Catholic Schools – in Evergreen Park and Midlothian – have been told by the Archdiocese they’ll be closing at the end of the current school year, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.