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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police in southwest suburban Channahon were trying to figure out how a real headstone ended up in a Halloween display.
A Cicero family is hoping that surveillance video from their back yard will help police catch the people who stole their dogs.
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.
Ground has officially been broken on the massive renovation of 100-year-old Wrigley Field.
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.
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.
The national Mascot Hall of Fame has announced it is opening a multi-million dollar facility in Whiting, Indiana, in 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Want the new “Phablet”? Get in line, WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.
Gary police and firefighters are staging a protest this afternoon outside City Hall as they face another year with a pay raise.
The bucket on the end of an excavator tore into a building today in Gary to cheers from onlookers.