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.
“I think that Chicagoans have a big heart. If you can donate only one dollar, it’s a dollar more than we had.”
Suspects have allegedly stolen more than 400 cans of Red Bull energy drink from retail outlets.
The nation’s largest moving company said it has moved more people out of the Chicago area over the past 4 months than any other major city.
Unions celebrated Labor Day with a parade the East Side neighborhood on Saturday, a tradition the local aldermen revived three years ago.
Storey Novak said it makes her sad that some kids have nothing.
With more than 14,000 cell phones stolen in Chicago last year, police have been targeting stores that re-sell them.
Bart Lollino hung up his scissors last week. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.
One Chain O’Lakes business owner estimated July’s flooding caused $30 million to $40 million in lost business for the local economy.
Two 19-year-old women took an inflatable raft into the fast-moving Fox River near Lippold Park around sunset.
Volunteers donned waders and went to work, rescuing some animals in a boat. They used a sling to carry out the pony.
Cell phone video shows the off-duty officer on top of 15-year-old Jordan Brunson in the officer’s yard.
Whoa Zone, just off shore at Whihala Beach, is an inflatable sports park featuring slides, climbing towers, trampolines, bridges, and more.
City officials plan to add bike lanes and wrought iron fencing under the viaducts where the homeless find relative comfort and safety.
The theme and the speeches and the signs focused on lies, WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.
A rebuilt Torrence Avenue bridge is now open to traffic, three months ahead of schedule.
Like an Airbnb for boat owners, Boatbound allows owners to rent out their boats when they aren’t using them.
Chicago police and city officials cracked down on massage parlors running afoul of city regulations, and busted six shops for prostitution.
An Illinois state trooper created a bit of a firestorm when he tweeted a picture after pulling over NASCAR driver Tony Stewart.
Ground was broken Saturday for another section of the Lakefront Trail, separating the increasing numbers of cyclists and joggers.
The Earle STEM Academy chess team is getting free airfare to the U.S. Chess Federation’s Supernationals in Nashville.