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.
After more than a week of letting piles of rotting meat stink up part of the Archer Heights neighborhood, crews finally arrived Thursday morning to get rid of the disgusting mess.
There were some long lines Wednesday during lunch on the Daley Plaza as the city presented a Taste of the Taste of Chicago.
Five men wrongfully convicted of rape and murder in the infamous “Dixmoor 5” case have agreed to settle their federal lawsuit against Illinois State Police for $40 million.
Environment Illinois campaign director Lisa Nikodem said the group’s “Wasting Our Waterways” report reveals there’s a lot of work to be done to prevent pollution of waterways that feed into Lake Michigan.
In light of a report that the FAA originally released inaccurate information about how new flight paths at O’Hare International Airport would affect people who live nearby, critics of the airport expansion project are demanding new public hearings on airport noise.
They were found in a limestone quarry in Sweden in the 1950s. They sat in an office for three decades until an expert noticed them and determined they’re meteorites.
Daniel Shoffner, 47, has been charged with murder in the death of 73-year-old Birdie Elder, whose body was found inside a freezer in the home they shared.
Former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon was in Chicago on Tuesday ahead of the Sports Legacy Institute’s first annual Chicago gala Wednesday evening, when he’ll be honored for becoming a public face of concussions in the NFL.
WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports they have been digging in two locations on the property where there were once outhouses dating to 1857 and 1870.
Some people who live near the bridge project underway over the Kennedy Expressway have just about had it with the TV news coverage, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Regardless of what Mayor Rahm Emanuel or many other Chicagoans might think of the new TRUMP sign emblazoned on the side of the 96-story Trump International Hotel & Tower, it appears the sign is here to stay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.