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.
A dog missing since the tornado tore through downstate Washington more than a week ago has been re-united with his owner, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The Red Cross says last Sunday’s tornadoes illustrate how disasters can devastate communities, but it says the biggest threat to Chicago area families isn’t severe weather, but fires.
A North Side teacher who grew up in tornado-devastated Washington asked her students to help her to help the victims back home and she says it’s amazing how they, their parents, the school and community have responded.
A group of activists who want to clean-up urban hip hop radio say its poisoning young minds and they’re trying to pressure one of the biggest radio advertisers to join their fight.
A woman who worked as the head bookkeeper for the St, Joseph County Clerk’s Office in South Bend, is charged with bilking two women out of thousands of dollars in what prosecutors say was an elaborate hoax that went on for years.
With same-sex marriage appearing closer to reality in Illinois, African-American religious leaders are ramping up their campaign to defeat the measure in Springfield, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A group trying to do away with red light and speed cameras says it’s about halfway to its goal of collecting 100,000 signatures from voters, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Poor Flick’s tongue is going to be stuck to that flagpole forever. Sort of.
A Chicago fourth grader called the press to his South Side school on Friday to announce a toy drive to benefit kids who were victims of the flooding in Colorado and the tornadoes in Oklahoma.
Residents of the Roseland and Washington Heights neighborhoods held a town-hall style meeting today to discuss the search for the serial rapist who attacked two women and a young girl on Wednesday morning and attempted to attack another girl, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The state is planning a massive effort that to give thousands of undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Two men on a campaign against bullying set out from Millennium park this morning on a long walk across the country.
Marches and rallies are being held across the country today, to pressure Congress to get back to work and to pass the immigration reform bill that cleared the Senate
At the Indiana Dunes Lakeshore, the signs say because of the federal government shutdown, all national parks are closed.
The statue is called fountain girl. It is a bronze girl on a granite pedestal with a bowl in her hands dripping water into a pool.
Former Mayor Richard Daley brought his grad students to Gary today to help Gary’s mayor and a group of volunteers with a neighborhood clean-up, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Quinn said state police are already helping patrol in East St. Louis, another city that has its challenges with violent crime.
They beat long odds to make it through life-threatening medical problems. Today at Advocate Christ Medical Center, five survivors were the guests of honor at an awards luncheon.
Police officers from across the state have wrapped up a first-of-its-kind four-day training program at the Orland Park Police Department designed to help them catch internet sex predators.
“Kids today will be the ones discovering and implementing the energy solutions of tomorrow,” Museum President David Mosena said. “It’s imperative to engage them in this vitally important topic.”