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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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“Hadiya’s Promise” Seeks To Be A Voice For Change

Nearly a year and a half after her tragic murder, Hadiya Pendleton’s parents have launched a national non-profit in her name, with the goal of saving other children.

06/13/2014

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Long-Lost Dog Found In Rogers Park To Be Reunited With Owner In D.C.

A pug who escaped from his owners’ back yard in Chicago three years was being reunited with his family, thanks to the help of a Chicago Police officer who found him earlier this week.

06/11/2014

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Business Advocacy Group Holds Impromptu Party At Loop Park

A park in the Loop took on a festival atmosphere at lunchtime Tuesday as the Chicago Loop Alliance seeks non-traditional ways of connecting people with the city and it’s businesses, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.

06/10/2014

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30,000 Catfish Being Released Into Chicago River

The improving water quality of the Chicago River has experts hopeful that 30,000 Channel catfish being released into the river on Tuesday will have a good chance of survival.

06/10/2014

Tornado damaged homes are seen on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. According to reports the tonado that ripped across Washington, Illinois has been preliminary classified as an EF-4. A fast-moving storm system that spawned multiple tornadoes which touched down across the Midwest, leaving behind a path of destruction in 12 states and killing at least five.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Rebuilding From Devastating Tornado Is ‘The New Sound’ In Washington

Seven months after a rare November tornado tore through downstate Washington, destroying or damaging more than 1,100 homes and claiming three lives, residents have taken some significant steps to rebuilding their town.

06/10/2014

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Activists, Alumni Rally For Trauma Center At U Of C

Activists pressing the University of Chicago to open a trauma center to treat victims of violence rather than have them taken miles away with potentially deadly consequences are using the University’s alumni weekend to try to make their point.

06/07/2014

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Near-Drowning Inspires Man To Teach Water Safety Courses

The non-profit Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project is conducting water safety and rescue courses in Chicago this weekend as the beach season gets underway.

06/07/2014

Rev. Corey Brooks discusses his cross-country walk to raise money for a community center in Woodlawn. (Credit: CBS)

Pastor Corey Brooks Raising Funds For Community Center

The South Side pastor who camped on a motel roof for three months and then walked across the country in an effort to raise funds to build a community center and give young people opportunities in the Woodlawn neighborhood says he’s found renewed interest in the project, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/07/2014

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South Side Pastor Seeking 5,000 Volunteers For Anti-Violence Initiative

A South Side pastor has been assembling an army of volunteers to take to the streets and build relationships with those intent on violence, in a new initiative to cut down on violent crime.

06/05/2014

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Alsip Honors Late Crossing Guard ‘With The Poise And Grace Of A Queen’

The Village of Alsip has honored a longtime employee who passed away last year, after touching the lives of two generations of students.

06/05/2014

The German submarine U-505 has been on display at the Museum of Science and Industry since 1954. (Scott Brownell, Museum of Science and Industry)

WWII Sailor Recalls Capture Of U-505: ‘All Hell Broke Loose’

One of the last surviving U.S. sailors who helped board and capture the German submarine U-505 during World War II was at the Museum of Science and Industry on Wednesday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the U-boat’s capture.

06/04/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. U.S. officials say Bergdahl, the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan, was exchanged for five Taliban commanders being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to published reports. Bergdahl is in stable condition at a Berlin hospital, according to the reports.  (Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Fallen Soldier’s Parents Want Bergdahl Tried For Desertion

The mother and stepfather of a Bartlett High School graduate killed in Afghanistan say their son died while searching for Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, and they want to see Bergdahl prosecuted for desertion.

06/04/2014

Six people were shot at a laundromat in the South Shore neighborhood on Monday. A seventh person injured her toe while running away from shooting. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: South Shore Laundromat Shooting Appears To Be Gang Related

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the motive in a South Shore shooting that left six people wounded, including two teens, appears to be gang violence.

06/03/2014

Protesters stand off with police during protests against the NATO summit in Cjcago on May 20, 2012. (Photo credit should read Cengiz Yar Jr./AFP/GettyImages)

Cops To Treat ‘Wilding’ Teens ‘Like NATO Protesters’ To Avoid Trouble

Police are preparing use a tactic first developed to handle roaming protests during the NATO Summit two years ago to deal with a growing number of groups of teenagers attempting to wreak havoc on downtown streets and along the lakefront as summer sets in.

06/03/2014

View from the 31st Street Harbor on Lake Michigan in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Search Picks Up Again After “Every Boater’s Nightmare”

Crews were out searching Lake Michigan again Tuesday morning for two boaters who have been missing since their boat caught fire and sunk in frigid water on Saturday night.

06/03/2014

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Kennel In Crown Point Shut Down As Dog’s Death Investigated

A Crown Point kennel has been shut down by officials in Lake County while the Sheriff’s Department conducts an investigation into the death of a dog that had been boarded there.

04/12/2014

A dog wandered onto the roof of a vacant home in Chatham; neighbors said the dog was there for three days before an Animal Control worker went up and got him down using a snare. (Credit: Mike Krauser/CBS)

City Worker Rescues Dog From Roof Of Vacant House

Neighbors said the dog had been up there for three days.

04/11/2014

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Volunteers Help Refurbish Home Of Injured Marine

A U.S. Marine whose career was cut short by a traumatic brain injury was getting his Stickney home refurbished by volunteers to make it more comfortable and accessible.

04/11/2014

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Charter School Parents, Students To Lobby State Lawmakers

Charter school advocates said at least 12 pieces of proposed legislation in Springfield would harm charter schools if approved.

04/08/2014

A Grant Park art installation called "Borders" which was hit by taggers. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Teen Charged With Defacing Statues In Grant Park

The boy faces multiple charges, including felony criminal damage to property, for allegedly tagging 18 of 26 life-sized human statues in the “Borders” art installation in Grant Park.

04/08/2014

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