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.
More than 100 residents of three subsidized senior housing complexes owned by Evanston-based Presbyterian Homes have filed a lawsuit over the charity organization’s plans to sell its Chicago properties.
A New York Fire Truck that responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center paid a visit to a grade school in Portage Park on Thursday, as part of an effort to teach children who were too young to understand the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
The fire broke out at 309 16th St. in Chicago Heights, a stately old home that was once a maternity hospital in the early 1900s.
The suit, filed by Chicago attorney Patrick Keating, alleges the city didn’t have proper authority from the Illinois General Assembly when it started the red light camera program more than a decade ago.
Classes were canceled again Tuesday for students at two high schools in northwest suburban McHenry, as striking teachers continue to walk the picket line.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is backing a new anti-violence initiative started at a west side church and he’s prodding other churches to get involved, as well, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Former Bears coach Mike Ditka has lent his voice to a campaign to find a cure for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, which killed Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton.
Advocate Health Care’s 16-foot “Support Bra” on Pioneer Plaza, next to the Tribune Tower, stands like a beacon. Advocate is donating $1 to the American Cancer Society for every photo of the “Support Bra” tagged with #SupportYourGirls on Twitter or Instagram all month long, up to a total of $5,000.
Hundreds of people touched by violence attended a memorial service Saturday hosted by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
An extra-alarm fire late Friday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood left a 12-year-old girl dead, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Diamond Bynum and her nephew, King Walker, vanished on July 25, after going for a walk near their home in Gary, Indiana.
The trial continues today for a former north suburban man accused of murdering his parents nine years ago near Crystal Lake, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill) hosted the event, and said the immigrants were responding to a political climate of hate from Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump.
For eight years, the burned remains of a teenaged girl found in a garage in Gary were identified only as the “Lake County Jane Doe.” Now, a sibling has solved the case for police, reports Mike Krauser.
Cab drivers in Chicago and elsewhere staged a global protest Wednesday against Uber and other ride-sharing companies, demanding they be regulated like taxis.
Former Barrington student Tyler Bosworth, 18, allegedly posted a message on Snapchat on Sept. 6, threatening to use guns and knives to kill people at the school on Wednesday, according to police.
The Sheriff’s Department in Lake County has released the results of a prostitution sting last month called National Day of Johns, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A procession of motorcycles set off in a steady rain this morning from Highland, Indiana, heading to Fox Lake with a police escort to honor fallen police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz.
A small tent city has been erected in the Uptown neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side where advocates for the homeless and the homeless, themselves, are trying to call attention to their treatment by the city, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A 16-year-old boy was shot late Friday while he was in a vehicle on an exit ramp of the Kennedy Expressway in the Northwest Side Bucktown neighborhood.