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.

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.


Mt. Baldy Beach Reopens, Nearly 4 Years After Boy Swallowed By Dunes

The Mt. Baldy beach in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is reopening after 6-year-old Nathan Woessner survived being buried in the sand.


CFD Gears Up For Another Summer Along The Lakefront

A dive team simulated rescues in the cold water at North Ave. Beach Tuesday, locating 175 lb. mannequins in the lake with zero visibility.


3 Men Hospitalized From Elevated Levels Of Carbon Monoxide

Three men were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning after running a gas engine in the parking garage of a West Side condo building.


Cardinal Cupich Leads Anti-Violence Walk On Good Friday

About 1,000 people followed Cardinal Blase Cupich on a Way of the Cross march against violence in the Englewood neighborhood.


Teacher, Vocal CPS Critic Faces Firing, Calls Attempt A ‘Witch Hunt’

CPS has confirmed it is attempting to fire Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy teacher Sarah Chambers, who called the effort a “witch hunt.”


Guns For Gift Cards

People lined up at St. Sabina Catholic Church on Saturday to exchange guns for $100 gift cards.


CPD Touts Downward Trend In Shootings In March

Shootings declined in the city for the second straight month in March, according to Chicago Police.


Bullet-Proof Vests Suggested For Children On South, West Sides

Bullet-proof vests and traceable bullets among suggestions for South Shore neighborhood after seven people were shot and killed yesterday.


North Suburban Singer Dies In Lake Zurich Paving Company Accident

A construction accident took the life of Jack Eiler, who many knew as a singer of classics from Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to Elvis.


Brewers Billboard Sparks Concern For Some Drivers

As Opening Day approaches at Miller Park in Milwaukee, a billboard is generating some calls from troubled people.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2017

Chicago Bears Donate LEMART Treatment Kits To 6th District

The Chicago Bears and the Police Memorial Foundation presented officers in the Sixth District with life-saving first-aid kits.


Chicago Teachers Union Considering One-Day Strike

The Teachers Union, and some parents, demand to know the school board’s plans as a lack of funding threatens to end the school year early.


Chicago Med Students Stage ‘Die-In’ Over Republican Health Care Plan

About 100 people laid on the concrete for the 24 million people that could lose health care under the proposed Republican plan.


Rep. Gutierrez, Sen. Durbin Talk Citizenship With Mexican Delegation

Congressman Gutierrez, Senator Durbin and a delegation of elected officials from Mexico could not escape mentions of Trump during a meeting.


Scientist Determines Chicago Neighborhoods With The Most Dog Poop

A Renthop.com data scientist discovered canine droppings are a real problem in some Chicago neighborhoods.




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