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.

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

State Launching Initiative Aimed At Helping Minority Entrepreneurs

The state is launching a new initiative this spring,at little taxpayer cost, to create more opportunities for minority entrepreneurs starting in three cities, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

01/19/2016

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. talks to reporters about his son, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned from Congress on Nov. 21, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Jackson Demands CPD Issues Order To Officers Not To Shoot People In The Back

Rev. Jesse Jackson has an agenda for 2016 that includes a list of demands from the Chicago Police Department in light of the shooting incidents and allegations of cover-ups, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

01/16/2016

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Prospect Heights Catholic School Faces Monday Deadline To Raise $300k

St. Alphonsus School in Prospect Heights is up against a Monday deadline to raise $300,000 or this could be the last year the school is in operation.

01/02/2016

(Credit: Mike Krauser)

Protesters Demonstrate Outside Animal Control Facility After Release Of Video Showing Dog Dragged By Staff

WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports they held signs reading “Doge lives matter” and “Animals lives matter.”

01/02/2016

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Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputy Rescues Woman After Car Drives Into Retention Pond

Deputy Tyler Johnson was first at the scene where a car drove into a retention pond at Stonewater Lane and Washington Street just before 2 a.m. Friday.

01/02/2016

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Indiana Woman Furious That Neighbor Who Shot Her Dogs Hasn’t Been Charged

Police say 51-year-old Randy Wall was justified in shooting the three husky mix dogs owned by Dana Drew because they say he was protecting his property.

01/02/2016

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Two Fatally Shot By Chicago Police In Response To Domestic Disturbance On West Side

Police were called to an apartment building on the 4700 block of West Erie at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday for a domestic incident.

12/26/2015

(Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Tow Truck Company Delivers Christmas Gifts To Family Of Woman Slain In September

Santa Claus traded his reindeer and sleigh for a small convoy of tow trucks for at least part of this Christmas Eve to deliver presents to a mother in Morgan Park.

12/24/2015

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning owners of foreclosed buildings not to send out illegal eviction notices ordering renters to move out before the 90-day timeframe required by law. (Credit: CBS)

Harvey Police Chief Calls Sheriff Dart “Bully” For Criticism Of Department

Officials in Harvey say Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s accusations that the police department isn’t up to par are baseless and they’re suggesting he’s trying to take over the department and the city.

12/23/2015

Christmas Presents (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Hundreds Of Chicago Families Get Early Christmas Present

A Chicago tradition called Christmas in the Wards brought an early Christmas to some Chicago families Saturday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

12/19/2015

McHenry Toys For Tots 56

Chicagoland Toys For Tots In Need Of Trucks, Toys

The local Marines who run the Toys for Tots program are in need of a little extra help and time is running short.

12/12/2015

(Credit: Mike Krauser)

Chicago Police Hand Out Gifts To Families Of Injured, Fallen Officers As Part Of Operation Santa

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Operation Santa got underway this morning, bearing gifts and support for the families of injured and fallen police officers reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

12/12/2015

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Police: Man Caught Using Fake Identities Congratulates Arresting Officer

Riverside police say a man who admitted to using false identities for the past decade actually congratulated the officer who arrested him, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

12/05/2015

(Source; Chicago police)

Alleging Cover-Up In Laquan McDonald Shooting, Rev. Jackson Planning Protest On State Street Sunday

Reverend Jesse Jackson plans to lead yet another protest of the city’s handling of the Laquan McDonald case tomorrow on State Street in the Loop, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

12/05/2015

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Mothers Against Senseless Killings Recruiting New Members In Hyde Park, Kenwood

A group of mothers who claimed some credit for reducing violence over the summer in the Englewood neighborhood is recruiting more volunteers today in the Hyde Park neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

12/05/2015

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Christmas Tree Ship Makes Annual Delivery For Needy Families

The trees carried by the Mackinaw will be distributed to 20 organizations that will provide Christmas trees for the less fortunate.

12/04/2015

(Source; Chicago police)

Retired Black Cops Want Federal Probe Of CPD Practices

A group of retired black Chicago police officers has joined the call for a federal civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department’s practices, saying the Laquan McDonald case illustrates a problem with racism on the police force.

12/02/2015

Laquan McDonald (Supplied Photo)

Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls For “Shake-Up” Of Chicago Police Department

WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports Rev. Jackson stood at a memorial to young people killed on the streets in the Pullman neighborhood saying he believes Laquan McDonald was murdered by officer Jason Van Dyke.

11/21/2015

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Gun Shop Owner Wants NFL To Lift Ban On Guns In Stadiums

Only designated security staffers and on-duty police are allowed to carry firearms on NFL team property.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2015

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Mother Charged With Throwing Newborn Baby Out Window In Uptown

Police say she gave birth to a girl on Wednesday night in her eighth floor apartment on the 800 block of West Eastwood and then dropped the baby from a window to a grassy area below.

11/14/2015

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