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.
With just a little over two weeks before the runoff election, the candidates for mayor have been criss-crossing the city looking for votes, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
On any given day, Mounted Unit officers can be seen stopping in Jackson Park, and shoveling horse manure from their trailers onto Park District property along the golf course – on the street, curb, grass, and around trees.
Three employees of a South Holland assisted living facility have been removed from their jobs, after an elderly woman died from an overdose of pain medication. Two other residents who were hospitalized the same day also have died, and understaffing might have been an issue.
Activists in the Austin neighborhood have demanded a meeting with Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, to come up with solutions to violent crime in a community that has more murders than any other.
The hotly contested race for alderman of the 16th Ward saw a little political theater on Tuesday, outside one candidate’s Englewood campaign office.
We have an update on a story we reported two weeks ago about a Chicago veterinarian who had claimed a puppy she adopted from a rescue organization in Minnesota was stolen from her car, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Purple and black bunting hung from the façade of Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters on Friday, in memory of the woman known as “The Little Warrior.”
A Chicago cab driver who sued the city in an effort to get cabbies classified as government employees has been slapped with a $10,000 bill for the city’s legal costs.
Mayors from the south suburbs have teamed up with the Gift of Hope organ donation network, in a campaign aimed at increasing the numbers of organ donors in the black community, where far fewer are donors, and many more are in need of transplants.
WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports 139 teams, nearly 700 people, pushed decorated shopping carts at the start of the Chiditarod in the 1900 block of West Hubbard.
Aurora police say alcohol was believed to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning that left a Chicago woman dead and four passengers seriously injured. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.
Proposed legislation to close a loophole in the state’s sex offender laws serves as testament to the persistence of a Plainfield woman who would not take no for an answer.
The family of 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the Chicago Police Department on Wednesday, alleging wrongful death and civil rights violations.
Fathers fighting for custody of their children, or seeking other parenting and child care advice, have been invited to a free workshop on Saturday to meet with lawyers, and get expert advice on negotiating what – for some – can be overwhelming.
After “48 Hours” uncovered evidence that casts doubt on the verdict that sent a teacher to prison for the death of a 16-month-old boy, the Lake County Coroner was calling for authorities to reopen the case.
A Chicago veterinarian who said earlier this week that the puppy she had just adopted from a rescue organization in Minnesota was stolen from her car right in front of her is now admitting it was not true and she says she’s sorry, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
For the first time since leaving office, former Gov. Pat Quinn was back in the public eye, and he pulled no punches regarding his successor’s budget plans.
Criminal charges have been upgraded against a 38-year-old man who allegedly used a metal pipe to smash the windows of more than a dozen cars in a school parking lot near his parents’ home earlier this month.
The Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in the case of the so-called “Elkhart Four,” in which three young men were sentenced to long prison terms for murder, in the death of a friend who was shot by a homeowner while they were burglarizing his home.
A Minnesota animal rescue group was hoping to get some answers Thursday, two days after a woman claimed a dog she adopted was stolen in Chicago, and then she cut off all contact. A police officer who heard about the case has begun seeking answers on her own time.