Mike Krauser

krauser Mike KrauserMike 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.

Local Leaders Want Businesses To Help With Earthquake Relief

“I think that Chicagoans have a big heart. If you can donate only one dollar, it’s a dollar more than we had.”


Stolen: More Than 400 Cans Of Red Bull Energy Drink

Suspects have allegedly stolen more than 400 cans of Red Bull energy drink from retail outlets.


Study Finds Chicago Top City People Moved Away From This Summer

The nation’s largest moving company said it has moved more people out of the Chicago area over the past 4 months than any other major city.


Unions Mark Labor Day With Parade On East Side

Unions celebrated Labor Day with a parade the East Side neighborhood on Saturday, a tradition the local aldermen revived three years ago.


Forest Park Girl Collecting Donations For Hurricane Harvey Victims

Storey Novak said it makes her sad that some kids have nothing.


Wireless Store Owner Charged With Fencing Stolen Cell Phones

With more than 14,000 cell phones stolen in Chicago last year, police have been targeting stores that re-sell them.


Longtime Little Italy Barbershop Closes

Bart Lollino hung up his scissors last week. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.


Boating Resumes On Chain O’Lakes, Upper Fox River After Flooding

One Chain O’Lakes business owner estimated July’s flooding caused $30 million to $40 million in lost business for the local economy.


Women Rescued From Flooded Fox River After Raft Flips Over

Two 19-year-old women took an inflatable raft into the fast-moving Fox River near Lippold Park around sunset.


Volunteers with Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society helped save several animals from drowning at a flooded farm in Libertyville, Illinois, on July 16, 2017.

Rescue Group Saves Animals From Drowning At Flooded Libertyville Farm

Volunteers donned waders and went to work, rescuing some animals in a boat. They used a sling to carry out the pony.


Cook County Sheriff Investigating Lansing Cop Who Pinned, Threatened Teen

Cell phone video shows the off-duty officer on top of 15-year-old Jordan Brunson in the officer’s yard.


Whoa Zone, a floating obstacle course on Lake Michigan at Whihala Beach in Whiting, Indiana,

Floating Obstacle Course To Open On Lake Michigan In Whiting, Indiana

Whoa Zone, just off shore at Whihala Beach, is an inflatable sports park featuring slides, climbing towers, trampolines, bridges, and more.


Homeless Fear Losing Tent Cities To Lake Shore Drive Viaduct Rehab

City officials plan to add bike lanes and wrought iron fencing under the viaducts where the homeless find relative comfort and safety.


Chicago ‘March For Truth’ Draws Hundreds Of Trump Protesters

The theme and the speeches and the signs focused on lies, WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.


New Torrence Avenue Bridge On South Side Completed Ahead Of Schedule

A rebuilt Torrence Avenue bridge is now open to traffic, three months ahead of schedule.


Boatbound, Like Airbnb For Boats, Setting Sail On Lake Michigan

Like an Airbnb for boat owners, Boatbound allows owners to rent out their boats when they aren’t using them.


City Busts 6 Massage Parlors For Prostitution In ‘Operation Hot Towel’

Chicago police and city officials cracked down on massage parlors running afoul of city regulations, and busted six shops for prostitution.


State Trooper Pulls Over Tony Stewart; Tweets, Then Removes Photo

An Illinois state trooper created a bit of a firestorm when he tweeted a picture after pulling over NASCAR driver Tony Stewart.


Work Started On Lakefront Trail, Separating Bikers, Joggers

Ground was broken Saturday for another section of the Lakefront Trail, separating the increasing numbers of cyclists and joggers.


West Englewood Chess Team Getting Free Flight To Supernationals

The Earle STEM Academy chess team is getting free airfare to the U.S. Chess Federation’s Supernationals in Nashville.




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