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.
The parents of a 22-year-old man who was shot to death three years ago in the West Pullman neighborhood were back there today, asking neighbors to help find his killer, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
35 dogs were found living in what’s being described as a hoarder’s home in Glencoe, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Palatine fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire Friday night that left a 63-year-old woman dead and her disabled daughter critically injured, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The critics say they’ll take their fight over a 500-unit luxury condo development all the way to the Pope, if it comes to that. WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports.
DeKalb County officials have said they’re committed to making sure everyone who wants to rebuild after last month’s tornado in the small town of Fairdale can clear any legal hurdles that might be in their way.
Naperville police have launched a formal investigation into the conduct of two officers at the scene of a traffic stop involving a local liquor store owner who says he’s been harassed by police for decades, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
About three dozen people took part in a vigil today with an early Mother’s Day message for those behind the razor wire at the Cook County Jail.
Rodney Wilson at 41 is not your typical college graduate.
Michael Yates, 52, was a former DuPage County sheriff’s deputy.
Edsal, a Chicago-based industrial furniture manufacturing company, has announced plans to open a facility Gary, bringing 300 much-needed jobs to the struggling town in northwest Indiana.
If you’re afraid of spiders, the last thing you probably want to hear about is a flying spider, so we wouldn’t be surprised if you thought twice about staying at a posh downtown hotel after seeing the flyer they’ve been passing around to guests around this time each year.
More than five thousand police officers, police families and supporters took part in the 11th annual Run and Walk to remember Sunday at the Gold Star Memorial Park near Soldier Field, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A dog that was shot along with his owner in Gary, Indiana, last week has lost one leg, but otherwise is expected to make a full recovery.
Clergy and civil rights activists are demanding Chicago police officer Dante Servin be “brought to justice” after his acquittal on a technicality for firing a gun into a crowd and killing Rekia Boyd.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said it has determined 98-year-old Leon Krynicki died primarily due to heart problems. His hospitalization on Feb. 3 might have been due to over-medication, but the medical examiner’s office said the medication did not contribute to his death about one month later.
A group of people who chase violent weather as a hobby are making donations next week to the tornado victims in Rochelle and Fairdale, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Police in two Indiana towns are sorting out the details of an alleged kidnapping and murder after a young mother’s body was found in a home in Gary, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Chicago police shot and killed an 18-year-old man last night, after officers say he pointed a gun at them, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
More absentee ballots have been counted in five aldermanic races in Chicago that are still too close to call. WBBM’s Mike Krauser has the latest numbers.
Two high-ranking officers with the Lake County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department have been disciplined after the Sheriff says they left a three-year-old child in a car that was towed after a traffic stop, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.