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.
Santa Claus traded his reindeer and sleigh for a small convoy of tow trucks for at least part of this Christmas Eve to deliver presents to a mother in Morgan Park.
Officials in Harvey say Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s accusations that the police department isn’t up to par are baseless and they’re suggesting he’s trying to take over the department and the city.
A Chicago tradition called Christmas in the Wards brought an early Christmas to some Chicago families Saturday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The local Marines who run the Toys for Tots program are in need of a little extra help and time is running short.
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Operation Santa got underway this morning, bearing gifts and support for the families of injured and fallen police officers reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Riverside police say a man who admitted to using false identities for the past decade actually congratulated the officer who arrested him, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Reverend Jesse Jackson plans to lead yet another protest of the city’s handling of the Laquan McDonald case tomorrow on State Street in the Loop, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A group of mothers who claimed some credit for reducing violence over the summer in the Englewood neighborhood is recruiting more volunteers today in the Hyde Park neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The trees carried by the Mackinaw will be distributed to 20 organizations that will provide Christmas trees for the less fortunate.
A group of retired black Chicago police officers has joined the call for a federal civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department’s practices, saying the Laquan McDonald case illustrates a problem with racism on the police force.
WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports Rev. Jackson stood at a memorial to young people killed on the streets in the Pullman neighborhood saying he believes Laquan McDonald was murdered by officer Jason Van Dyke.
Only designated security staffers and on-duty police are allowed to carry firearms on NFL team property.
Police say she gave birth to a girl on Wednesday night in her eighth floor apartment on the 800 block of West Eastwood and then dropped the baby from a window to a grassy area below.
An abused German Shepherd who captured the hearts of tens of thousands of people was being remembered Thursday for his contributions to humans, after succumbing to cancer earlier this week.
With two weeks to go, the situation is getting desperate, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
An attorney for small pet stores in Chicago was vowing to appeal a recent court ruling tossing out a challenge to the city’s puppy mill ordinance, and threatening a defamation lawsuit against advocacy groups he accused of lying to get their way.
It has been a humbling day for some Chicago Police Officers trying their hand at chess against a group of grade-school kids.
A woman alleges in a federal lawsuit that a white Chicago Public Schools teacher hit her son because he’s black, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
There had been a lot of opposition to the amusement tax hike, which would have hit cable-television customers, bowlers, golfers and others involved with for-profit sports activities.
There’s a warning about a synthetic form of marijuana being sold on the streets of Chicago that was responsible for about two dozen visits to emergency rooms last week, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.