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.
Cook County Sheriff’s police credited a new online crime tips feature with helping solve the murder of a college student.
It’s unclear what his intentions were, but Waukegan police said they are investigating at least two incidents in which a man caused slow leaks in young women’s car tires, then offered to help them.
A memorial service was held Thursday morning for a Cook County Sheriff’s deputy killed by a hit-and-run driver as she was crossing the street to go to work exactly one year ago.
Authorities at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore meet tomorrow to determine the next steps as they investigate last Friday’s incident in which a six-year-old boy was critically injured after sinking under the sand and being trapped for more than three hours on Mount Baldy.
The fire started on the rear porch of one home and a resident of that home, 12-year-old Edwin Perez, is being called a hero for getting everybody out.
An Englewood man who served in the Air Force during the Vietnam and Korean wars said he’s overwhelmed by the generosity of volunteers who recently fixed up his house.
Members of Loyola University’s 1963 national champion basketball team will meet President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, 50 years after they helped break down racial barriers.
The kids were taking part in the Freedom Schools National Day of Social Action at Trinity United Church of Christ on the 400 block of West 95th Street.
Activists and neighbors showed up at a retired Chicago police officer’s home in Bronzeville on Wednesday, hoping to prevent her from being evicted again.
If Indiana is any indicator, it might end up costing the state of Illinois much-needed revenue if the governor signs off on legislation to raise the speed limit on most Interstate highways and tollways to 70 mph.
A Chicago man has been charged with the murder of the owner of a Cicero Pizzeria, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A couple from the west suburbs had a really big week last week: they celebrated a birthday, their wedding day, and $500,000 in Lottery winnings.
Over the weekend, Newsradio reported on the disappearance of a piece of Chicago history at Devon and Kedzie on the North Side. Now, there is an explanation, reportsWBBM’s Mike Krauser.
About 500 residents of a low-income housing development in Glen Ellyn have been told their apartments are part of a proposed TIF district, and they should reasonably expect to be displaced.
A piece of Chicago history has been wiped out by the Chicago Park District, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The spirit of volunteerism is alive and well in Chicago today…as people spruce up schools, parks and playgrounds for the 20th annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A Northwest Side business owner is now off the hook, after getting a ticket from the city last week for allegedly dumping snow into the street three months ago.
Nike is kicking in some cash to help Chicago kids stay occupied this summer, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A Northwest Side business owner has a court date the first week of July during which he’s going to have to prove that he didn’t shovel snow into the street back in March.
The Fraternal Order of Police is accusing the Emanuel’s administration of concealing a ruling regarding overtime for police officers during the NATO summit, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.