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.

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Police Are Asking For Help Identifying Woman Who Called 911 For Help In LaPorte County

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help from the public in finding a woman who called 911 yesterday afternoon and then disappeared, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/13/2015

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After Woman Diagnosed With Rare Form Of TB, Health Officials Reach Out To Those Who Shared Flight To Chicago

Health officials are tracking down people who had contact with a woman diagnosed at a suburban hospital with a rare and deadly form of tuberculosis, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/09/2015

Fr. Michael Pfleger, Rev. Jesse Jackson and supporters outside Chuck's gun shop in Riverdale. (CreditL Mike Krauser.)

Pro, Anti-Gun Advocates Rally Outside Riverdale Gun Shop

There was a protest and a counter-protest today outside a Riverdale gun shop that’s been the focus of anti-gun violence protesters for years.

06/06/2015

Opening day on the 606. (Credit: CBS)

606 Trail Officially Opens

The ribbon was cut this morning on the nearly 3-mile long trail known as the 606, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/06/2015

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Teacher’s Aide At Lincoln Way West Charged With Having Sex With Student

A former star football player at Lincoln Way West High School in New Lennox is charged with the sexual assault of a student after returning to work there as a teacher’s aide and volunteer coach, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/03/2015

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Owners Raising Money To Save Suburban Roller Rink

McHenry residents are being asked to visit a Go Fund Me page to help save a landmark roller rink that’s closing this summer if the owners can’t come up with the cash or materials to spruce it up, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/02/2015

United Airlines Plane

NU Muslim Chaplain Claims Discrimination After Being Refused Unopened Can On United Airlines Flight

United Airlines is in damage control mode after a prominent Muslim scholar and chaplain at Northwestern University wrote about a humiliating experience she said she had on a flight Friday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/30/2015

People stand on top of debris from a collapsed building at Basantapur Durbar Square watching the destruction following an earthquake on April 25, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that buried mountain climbers in their base camps. (Credit: Omar Havana/Getty Images)

Nepal Ambassador Thanks Chicagoans For Support After Deadly Earthquake

Nepal’s ambassador to the United States is in Chicago today, thanking people for supporting his country as is begins the long recovery from last month’s devastating earthquake that killed 9,000, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/30/2015

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Displaced Tenants Say They’ll Soon Be Homeless In Gentrifying Neighborhood

Manuel Rivera has been a tenant of the building at 1627 Humboldt Park Boulevard for eight years. He’s on disability and says the $500 a month he’s been paying in rent is about all he can afford.

05/29/2015

The 2nd Battalion of the the 135th Aviation Regiment in Chicago (Mike Krasuer/WBBM)

Chicago National Guard Unit Headed For Medical Mission In Kuwait

It is the first deployment for 25 soldiers with the 2nd Battalion of the the 135th Aviation Regiment in Chicago. The unit was formed two years ago, and is led by Capt. Amanda Lempke, a registered nurse from Bloomington.

05/28/2015

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Suburban Man Killed After Fall From Catwalk During Concert At Aragon Ballroom

Chicago police are investigating the impaling death of a suburban man during a concert Friday night at the Aragon Ballroom, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/23/2015

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Mother Asking For Help To Solve Murder Of St. Rita Student

Family and friends of St. Rita High School student who was shot to death more than six years ago returned to the neighborhood where it happened, passing out flyers hoping to get some leads for police, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/23/2015

Humboldt Park neighborhood residents who did not want Riot Fest to return to that park this year were celebrating the music festival's decision to relocate to Douglas Park, and warning residents of that area of problems they believe it will create. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Humboldt Park Residents Gloat After Riot Fest Pulls Up Stakes For Douglas Park

The decision to move the popular Riot Fest from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park was cause for celebration, and a warning, from those who didn’t want the festival back in their neighborhood.

05/22/2015

Chicago Park District lifeguards will be wearing new Tommy Bahama gear in 2015, as part of a marketing partnership. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Chicago Park District Ready For Start Of Beach Season This Weekend

Friday marks the official start of the beach season in Chicago. All Chicago Park District beaches will be staffed with lifeguards from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day through Labor Day.

05/21/2015

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Man Facing Deportation Allowed To Stay To Donate Kidney To Sister

The pleas of a 23-year-old Chicago woman in need of a kidney have been answered, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/20/2015

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Sheriff Appoints Psychologist To Run Cook County Jail

Having repeatedly called Cook County Jail the nation’s largest mental institution, Sheriff Tom Dart has tapped a clinical psychologist to run the facility.

05/19/2015

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Non-Profit Holding Fishing Event For Military Vets On Chain-O-Lakes Sunday

A non-profit organization that helps military veterans deal with post traumatic stress disorder is hosting an event tomorrow on the Chain-O-Lakes called “Take a Vet Fishing.”

05/16/2015

Melvin Jacobs, Jr. (Source: Chicago Police)

Reward Offered In 2012 Murder Of Man In West Pullman

The parents of a 22-year-old man who was shot to death three years ago in the West Pullman neighborhood were back there today, asking neighbors to help find his killer, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

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35 Dogs Rescued From Home In Glencoe

35 dogs were found living in what’s being described as a hoarder’s home in Glencoe, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

Palatine House Fire

Mother Killed, Disabled Daughter Critically Injured In Palatine House Fire

Palatine fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire Friday night that left a 63-year-old woman dead and her disabled daughter critically injured, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

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