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.
Chicago police received some assistance from their counterparts from the state, county, suburbs, and northwest Indiana as they launched an all-day sweep for criminals in the South Chicago District.
Two employees of a residential treatment center for troubled teens in Lake Villa are charged in the death of a 16-year-old resident following a struggle on Wednesday night, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A black bear has returned to Southwest Michigan and areas around Michigan City, Indiana
Police are asking for help from the public as they investigate the death of a Chicago man whose body was discovered Friday night in an Evanston apartment building, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Advocates for mothers in prison have started a crowdfunding effort hoping to revive a program to bus children to women’s prisons.
A 64-year-old man died last night in a fire in his home in south suburban Burnham, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) sent an email to the Illinois State Board of Elections and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, asking them to look into technical problems that prompted officials to keep McHenry County polling places open for an extra 90 minutes on Tuesday.
Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner has issued a scathing press release calling for the elimination of the Aurora Election Commission, accusing the body of failing to post election results in a timely manner earlier this week.
Family and friends are mourning the loss of another Chicago teenager, shot to death last night on the city’s South Side as police search for leads and a motive, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Local election officials say the many contested races in Tuesday’s primary elections are generating a lot of interest and they’re expecting strong turnout for a primary, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Donald Trump gets some blame for the melee that caused his rally in Chicago Friday night to be cancelled, if you ask local politicians, but so do those who lowered political discourse to the level of violence, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Thousands of green-clad Chicagoans celebrated St. Patrick’s Day Saturday first with the annual river dyeing, followed by the parade down Columbus Drive.
An art exhibit created by Vietnam War veterans was unveiled today at the Harold Washington Library, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Wheaton College Agrees To Name Scholarship After Former Professor Who Said Muslims And Christians Worship “Same God”
The former Wheaton College professor who was removed from her job as the school’s first black professor after comments she made supporting Muslims will have a scholarship created in her name, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A group of elite 12- and 13-year-old hockey players from Chicago and the suburbs were heading to Quebec on Wednesday for the prestigious Pee Wee International Hockey Tournament.
About fifty activists marched from the site of a planned high-rise development in the Uptown neighborhood that would get $16 million in tax Increment financing dollars to the mayor’s house to demand he put a stop to the deal, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Senate President John Cullerton made an appearance at today’s meeting of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, talking about the President Barack Obama’s February 10 visit to Springfield and the effort to continue funding higher education amid the on-going budget battle.
The Illinois director of Veteran’s Affairs noted there are 83,000 POW-MIAs. That’s about 20,000 more than the seating capacity of Soldier Field.
If you don’t have health insurance, you have just a few days before the January 31 deadline to sign up under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A Loyola University student is in serious condition this morning after she was shot while walking near the campus Friday night, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.