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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Arlington Heights Police Investigating Sexual Assault At Senior Living Facility

Arlington Heights police are investigating a sexual assault at an assisted living facility, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Man Charged In Sexual Assault On DePaul Campus

A man from Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, suspected of being a serial rapist, has been charged with one of three recent sexual assaults in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


This is the view from this weekend's streetside dinner in LaPorte, Ind. (Mike Krauser)

Elegant Dinner In LaPorte, Ind. Will Be Served In Middle Of The Street

More than 400 people will get together at one outdoor table and enjoy locally grown and produced foods and beverages.


Tamir Rice (Credit: Attorney Timothy J. Kucharski via CBS Affiliate WOIO)

Tamir Rice’s Mother Brings Fight For Justice To Chicago

The mother of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was killed by police last year was in Chicago on Friday, for a series of meetings, marches, and protests about alleged police misconduct.


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Naperville Police Warn Of Spike In Car Burglaries

Police in west suburban Naperville were reminding people to lock their cars, and remove their valuables, after a rash of vehicle burglaries in the past month.


Holland Home assisted living facility in South Holland (Credit: CBS)

Last Of Three Deaths Tied To Nursing Home Ruled Natural

Robert Rundin, 88, was one of six residents of Holland Home who were hospitalized on Feb. 3. While three of those people have since recovered, Rundin and two others later died.


Students in the "One Summer Chicago" jobs program painted four abandoned houses in Englewood in bright colors as part of an art project. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Students Use Art To Transform Englewood Block

Mayor Rahm Emanuel paid a visit to some young people taking part in the city’s “One Summer” jobs program on Wednesday in the West Englewood neighborhood.


Staff of the DuSable Museum of African American History pose with a photo of museum founder Margaret Burroughs at 31st Street Beach, which soon will be named in her honor. (Credit: DuSable Museum/Twitter)

31st Street Beach To Be Named After Dr. Margaret Burroughs

A South Side beach that was once the site of an infamous race riot will soon be named after Dr. Margaret Burroughs, who founded the DuSable Museum of African American History.



Mother Hosts ‘Night Of Hope’ To Help Others Offset Loss

Sherri Anicich is the mother of Alisha Bromfield, who was murdered in 2012 while she was carrying a child.


A funnel cloud spotted north of Libertyville. (Credit: Lake County EMA)

NWS Says Lake County Tornado Developed Too Quickly To Give Out Advanced Warning

The National Weather service says the tornado developed too quickly to give people in its path advance warning.


Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (at the microphone stand) and Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (left center, in dark blue jacket)) announce the county's $500,000 fund for "restorative justice" programs. (Credit: CBS)

County To Spend $500,000 On New “Restorative Justice” Anti-Violence Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle met with a group of anti-violence activists on the South Side on Wednesday, and announced the county would spend $500,000 on so-called “restorative justice” programs in an effort to help prevent ex-cons from going back to court or jail, and to curb violent crime.


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Riverside Woman Pleads Guilty In Drunk Driving Hit-And-Run That Injured Child

A 51-year-old Riverside woman has pleaded guilty to a drunk driving hit-and-run that injured a child last year, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Firefighter Hospitalized After Bridgeport Porch Fire

A Chicago firefighter officer was hospitalized this morning after fighting a porch fire in the Bridgeport neighborhood.


The woman was swimming at Porter Beach near Chesterton, Ind. (Credit: Captured News)

Coast Guard Searching For Suburban Woman Who Went Missing In Lake Michigan

A search continues this morning for the body of a 20-year-old Carol Stream woman who struggled while swimming in Lake Michigan Friday night off Porter Beach near Chesterton, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


A black bear that wandered into northwest Indiana from Michigan in June. (Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources)

Lions, Coyotes And Bears? Oh, My! Be Careful

With a cougar on the loose in Milwaukee, a bear hanging around Michigan City and a thriving coyote population in Chicago, wildlife experts say we can expect more of this kind of thing and that comes with a warning.


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Lollapalooza Returns To Grant Park This Weekend

Lollapalooza returns to Chicago this weekend for the 11th year.


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Logan Square Aldermen, Parents Demand Surplus TIF Funds Go To Schools

Students, parents and teachers in the Logan Square neighborhood were joined by local aldermen for a rally against cuts to the budgets of ten neighborhood schools totaling nearly $5 million.


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12-Year-Old Elkhart, Ind. Girl Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Stepmother

A 12-year-old girl from Elkhart, Indiana is being held in juvenile detention accused of murdering her step-mother, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


Some vintage paperbacks on sale at the Newberry Library's annual Book Fair. (Newberry Library/Facebook)

Book Fair Continues This Weekend At Newberry Library

There are 120,000 books across 70 different categories.


A DePaul University basketball jersey. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

DePaul Basketball Players Give Tips To Kids With Epilepsy

Kids with epilepsy took part in a basketball camp today, getting pointers from DePaul University basketball players, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.




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