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.

Kids traded in their candy at Dr, Robert Thies' Tinley Park office. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Trick-Or-Treaters Trade In Candy For Gift Cards At Tinley Park Dentist’s Office

Last night, trick-or-treaters really earned their candy, considering the miserable weather. So, you might find it surprising that a lot of kids were giving their candy away today, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.



3-Year-Old Trick-Or-Treater Hit By Car In Winnetka

They say Halloween night is a dangerous night to be a pedestrian and the experience of a North Shore family illustrates why, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Boy Charged In Robbery, Shooting Of Pizza Delivery Driver

One of three people wanted by Dolton police for shooting and wounding a pizza delivery man during a hold-up last Saturday night has been charged, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


A surfer gets ready to go into Lake Michigan on Halloween, when strong winds whipped up very high waves on the southern shores of the lake. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Chicago Area Surfers Happy To Hang Ten For Halloween

Lake Michigan was putting on a dramatic show Friday, and forecasters said waves could peak at more than 20 feet. That’s drawing surfers eager to catch a few waves, no matter how cold it might be.


This headstone was placed in the Halloween display of a family in southwest suburban Channahon. Police are trying to find out who owns it. (Credit: Channahon Police/Facebook)

Channahon Police Seek Owners Of Headstone Placed In Halloween Display

Police in southwest suburban Channahon were trying to figure out how a real headstone ended up in a Halloween display.


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Cicero Family Seeks Leads After Dogs Stolen From Yard

A Cicero family is hoping that surveillance video from their back yard will help police catch the people who stole their dogs.


Demolition of the Sheraton Hotel in Gary, Ind. (Credit: Mike Krauer)

Demolition Of Gary’s Sheraton Hotel Almost Complete

By the end of the week, an embarrassing symbol of blight will have vanished from the skyline in Gary, Indiana where it has stood brooding over City Hall for twenty years, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Wrigley Field renovation. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Cubs Officially Break Ground On Wrigley Field Renovation

Ground has officially been broken on the massive renovation of 100-year-old Wrigley Field.


Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School after going on strike. (Credit: CBS)

Hinsdale Teachers Reach Tentative Deal With District 86; Waukegan Strike Continues

As a teachers’ strike in north suburban Waukegan stretches into its seventh day, the threat of a strike in west suburban Hinsdale has ended, after teachers reached a tentative contract agreement with the school district.


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Suit: CPS Ignored Bullying Allegations Before 12-Year-Old’s Suicide

A mother has sued the Chicago Public Schools, claiming the district ignored her complaints her daughter was being bullied for a year-and-a-half before the 12-year-old girl took her own life five months ago.


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Mascot Hall Of Fame Coming To Northwest Indiana

The national Mascot Hall of Fame has announced it is opening a multi-million dollar facility in Whiting, Indiana, in 2017.


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Mother Of Slain Security Guard: “I Need This To Stop”

A memorial service was held Saturday for a 25-year-old man who was shot and killed during a robbery earlier this week, and his family and friends made a plea for justice.


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FAA Techs Defend Backup System For Crippled Radar Facility

FAA employees who have helped keep air traffic moving safely over the Midwest since last Friday’s act of sabotage at a radar facility in Aurora are answering critics who have said there isn’t a proper backup system in place.


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Glen Ellyn Grocery Store Dating Back To Civil War To Close To Make Way For Retail/Residential Complex

A Glen Ellyn grocery story in business since 1862 is closing its doors this weekend after the owner said it was time to sell to developers who plan a residential-retail complex on the site of the state’s oldest family business, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Father Of Woman Paralyzed In Crash Calls Driver ‘Coward’ For Fleeing The Scene

The father of a 25-year-old woman who was left paralyzed after a friend drove his car over an embankment following a night of drinking, said he can’t understand how her friend just left her there and took a cab home to Naperville.


A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

No Relief For Some Homeowners Complaining Of Increased O’Hare Noise

A North Side woman who convinced the city to install an official noise monitor at her home, 10 miles away from O’Hare International Airport, said the jet noise it measured would qualify her for soundproofing, but she lives too far away.


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Residents Create ‘Peace Mural’ On Englewood-Woodlawn Border

Some local organizations that work to promote peace are creating a peace mural on Chicago’s south side, and they’re inviting volunteers to come out tomorrow and help to fight violence through art.


Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Faithful Begin Lining Up For New iPhone

Want the new “Phablet”? Get in line, WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.


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Gary Police, Firefighters Stage Protest Calling For Pay Raise

Gary police and firefighters are staging a protest this afternoon outside City Hall as they face another year with a pay raise.


A roof collapse during a fire at a three-story building in Gary, Ind., in April, 2011. (Credit: Gary Post-Tribune)

Gary Begins Project To Tear Down Abandoned Buildings

The bucket on the end of an excavator tore into a building today in Gary to cheers from onlookers.