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.

Activists Demand Dante Servin Be ‘Brought To Justice’ In Rekia Boyd Shooting

Clergy and civil rights activists are demanding Chicago police officer Dante Servin be “brought to justice” after his acquittal on a technicality for firing a gun into a crowd and killing Rekia Boyd.

04/22/2015

Leon Krynicki (Supplied photo)

One Of Three Patient Deaths Tied To Holland Home Ruled As Natural Causes

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said it has determined 98-year-old Leon Krynicki died primarily due to heart problems. His hospitalization on Feb. 3 might have been due to over-medication, but the medical examiner’s office said the medication did not contribute to his death about one month later.

04/21/2015

Work crews have hauled hundreds of tons of debris from Fairdale in the week after a deadly tornado, but said cleanup likely will last another week or so. (Credit: CBS)

Group Of Storm Chasers To Donate Gift Cards To Northern Illinois Tornado Victims

A group of people who chase violent weather as a hobby are making donations next week to the tornado victims in Rochelle and Fairdale, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/18/2015

Samantha Fleming. (Source:Police)

Body Of Missing Mother Found In Gary Home

Police in two Indiana towns are sorting out the details of an alleged kidnapping and murder after a young mother’s body was found in a home in Gary, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/18/2015

Police taped off an area near East 74th Street and South Merrill Avenue after a Chicago Police officer shot a person Friday night in the South Shore neighborhood. | Reema Amin/Sun-Times Media

Police Fatally Shoot Man In South Shore

Chicago police shot and killed an 18-year-old man last night, after officers say he pointed a gun at them, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/18/2015

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

More Absentee Ballots Counted As Five Aldermanic Races Remain Too Close To Call

More absentee ballots have been counted in five aldermanic races in Chicago that are still too close to call. WBBM’s Mike Krauser has the latest numbers.

04/11/2015

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Two Indiana Police Officers Disciplined After Calling For Car To Be Towed With Boy, 3, Inside

Two high-ranking officers with the Lake County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department have been disciplined after the Sheriff says they left a three-year-old child in a car that was towed after a traffic stop, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/11/2015

Demonstrators outside the Luke Oil station in Cedar Lake. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Protestors Picket Cedar Lake Gas Station After Fuel Mix-Up Damages Truck Engines

– Protestors were picketing Saturday morning outside a Cedar Lake gas station, attempting to get the owners to pay for repairs to their vehicles after a fuel mix-up led to their engines needing thousands of dollars in repairs.

04/11/2015

Aerial view of damage from one of two tornadoes that hit just south of Rockford, Illinois, on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Washington Residents Hit By Twister Step Up To Help Fairdale Victims

Residents of an Illinois community devastated by a tornado in November 2013 were coming together Friday to help the victims of Thursday’s deadly tornado in Fairdale, Illinois.

04/10/2015

A previous Bark in the Park (courtesy: Anti-Cruelty Society)

‘Bark In The Park’ Shifted To The Web, Amid Canine Flu Concerns

The Anti-Cruelty Society is modifying the annual event, WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.

04/09/2015

Gavel

Elgin Hairdresser Accused Of Stealing Thousands From Elderly Client

A suburban hair stylist is charged with six felonies after being accused of stealing a customer’s credit card information and going on a months-long spending spree, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/04/2015

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More Than $842K Raised For Indiana Pizzeria After Uproar Over Stance On Religious Freedom Law

The online fundraising campaign for the owners of an Indiana pizzeria who decided to close their restaurant amid threats over comments made about serving gays ended Friday night, having raised far more than anticipated, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/04/2015

Kamron Taylor (Credit: Kankakee County Sheriff)

Convicted Killer Captured In Chicago After Escape From Kankakee Jail

Officers responding to a call of a suspicious person about 9 p.m. in the 9200 block of South Stony Island found escapee Kamron T. Taylor, who led them on a brief foot chase, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

04/04/2015

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Money Rolls In For Indiana Pizzeria Amid Backlash Over ‘Religious Freedom’ Flap

The O’Connor family closed Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, this week, amid a heated backlash after saying they might not cater to gay and lesbian couples due to their religious beliefs.

04/03/2015

(Source: Gene Spanos)

Garcia Campaign Blasts Photo Of Gang Leaders As Smear Tactic

A photograph showing mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with two purported gang leaders, according to his campaign, is nothing more than a smear attempt by his opponents.

03/31/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mayor Emanuel Courts Black Vote At South Side Rally

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was courting votes in the Black community Saturday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/28/2015

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Boaters Gear Up For Season At Yachtapalooza

The thermometer may disagree, but a lot of people are gearing up for the coming boating season.

03/28/2015

The Riff Music Lounge. (Credit: CBS)

One Killed, One Wounded In Nightclub Shooting

One man was killed and another wounded at a south side nightclub early Saturday morning, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/28/2015

An e. coli epidemic traced to California spinach killed three people in 2006 and sickened 199 people in 26 states.

Lansing Spinach Supplier Closing Shop

A south suburban farm that is a major supplier of spinach to Jewel grocery stores has told employees it is shutting down after more than 90 years in business.

03/27/2015

Hundreds of bags filled with soiled diapers have been dumped in at least five areas in rural LaPorte County, Indiana. (Credit: LaPorte County Sheriff/Facebook)

Sheriff Seeks Help Finding Out Who’s Dumping Diapers Along LaPorte County Roads

Jail inmates on a roadside cleanup crew filled the bed of a pickup truck at just one of the five locations where dirty diapers – a mixture of infant and adult diapers – have been dumped in rural LaPorte County, Indiana.

03/27/2015

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