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.
An Amtrak train headed from Chicago to New York and Boston was delayed for more than 13 hours, and scores of passengers were left scratching their heads, due to several conflicting explanations for the holdup.
The woman was riding her bike near Roosevelt Road and Canal Street, when a pickup truck making a turn struck her, according to witnesses. She ended up pinned under the truck, and was having trouble breathing.
An investigator who’s job it is to police the police is in trouble with the law.
Chicago police are investigating an incident at a Near North Side 7-11 store during which three men videotaped themselves, vandalizing the place on Thursday morning, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Whether it’s the lingering effects of last night’s celebrations or a baptism of sorts to start off the new year – or a fundraiser – dozens gathered at North Avenue Beach as the new year dawned.
Asked to think back through his 60-year career in law enforcement and say what stood out, Art Bilek barely hesitated: “The biggest thing that I did was naming ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, that dirty stinking rat, as Public Enemy Number One.”
It’s Christmas again for more than one thousand kids in Gary, where the late mayor Rudy Clay’s son is carrying on a tradition started by his father, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A mom-and-pop restaurant in Oak Lawn is spending Christmas helping the less fortunate by preparing about 3,500 meals with a lot of help from friends and neighbors.
- For more than four decades, Santa has paid a visit to the kids at La Rabida Children’s Hospital on Chicago’s South Side and he was there again today.
Some confusion led Elgin firefighters to respond to two locations last night for the same fire.
A Chicago Police motorcade is accompanying Santa this weekend, traversing the city and suburbs to bring some joy to police families that could use some.
he teenage son of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the victim of a robbery outside the mayor’s Lakeview home Friday night, a spokesperson from the mayor’s office confirms.
The Illinois Policy Institute, which bills itself as an independent government watchdog, has said the state of Illinois should be ashamed by the latest figures regarding how many people rely on food stamps.
The rape conviction of a 40-year-old PR executive in Chicago illustrated the difficulty prosecutors often have in pursuing cases of so-called “acquaintance rape.”
Former Bears lineman James “Big Cat” Williams surprised several Chicago Public Schools students with new laptop computers, after they won a program designed to help them with getting into college.
Chicago cab drivers have graced the pages of a pinup calendar for 2015, as part of a legal battle with the city in federal court.
Lots of drivers in northwest Indiana might be doing double-takes this winter, when they pass the latest piece of snow-fighting equipment on the highway.
The board for Warren Township High School District 121 planned to ask board member Liz Biondi to resign Tuesday night, a week after she said the district should not hire a homosexual superintendent.
A rival Little League team wants the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars stripped of their national title, claiming the team blatantly violated residency rules to recruit “ringers” who don’t live within the team’s established boundaries.
The $60 million Maggie Daley Park, adjacent to Millennium Park in Chicago’s front yard, opened to strollers, skaters and kids of all ages Saturday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.