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.

Melvin Jacobs, Jr. (Source: Chicago Police)

Reward Offered In 2012 Murder Of Man In West Pullman

The parents of a 22-year-old man who was shot to death three years ago in the West Pullman neighborhood were back there today, asking neighbors to help find his killer, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

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35 Dogs Rescued From Home In Glencoe

35 dogs were found living in what’s being described as a hoarder’s home in Glencoe, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

Palatine House Fire

Mother Killed, Disabled Daughter Critically Injured In Palatine House Fire

Palatine fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire Friday night that left a 63-year-old woman dead and her disabled daughter critically injured, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

Pilsen activists protest a land deal involving Jesuits that they claim would price residents out of the neighborhood. (CBS/Mike Krauser)

Pilsen Activists Say Jesuits Are Contributing To Gentrification With Land-Speculation Deal

The critics say they’ll take their fight over a 500-unit luxury condo development all the way to the Pope, if it comes to that. WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports.

05/15/2015

Fairdale Home Damages_Ed Curran

DeKalb County Changing Zoning Laws For Fairdale To Help Tornado Victims Rebuild

DeKalb County officials have said they’re committed to making sure everyone who wants to rebuild after last month’s tornado in the small town of Fairdale can clear any legal hurdles that might be in their way.

05/14/2015

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Naperville Man Says Police Have Pulled Him Over More Than 200 Times

Naperville police have launched a formal investigation into the conduct of two officers at the scene of a traffic stop involving a local liquor store owner who says he’s been harassed by police for decades, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/13/2015

They gathered near Division 17 at the jail, where pregnant women are held. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Vigil For Incarcerated Moms Held Outside Cook County Jail

About three dozen people took part in a vigil today with an early Mother’s Day message for those behind the razor wire at the Cook County Jail.

05/09/2015

Chicago College of Performing Arts

Ex-Gang Member’s Graduation From Roosevelt University Decades In The Making

Rodney Wilson at 41 is not your typical college graduate.

05/09/2015

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Southwest Employee Driving Luggage Vehicle Killed In Crash At Midway

Michael Yates, 52, was a former DuPage County sheriff’s deputy.

05/09/2015

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson discusses a job fair for Edsal Furniture, a manufacturing company bringing 300 new jobs to  the struggling northwest Indiana city. (Credit: WBBM)

Hundreds Line Up At Gary Job Fair As Furniture Manufacturer Opens New Plant

Edsal, a Chicago-based industrial furniture manufacturing company, has announced plans to open a facility Gary, bringing 300 much-needed jobs to the struggling town in northwest Indiana.

05/08/2015

An Orb-weaver spider is pictured on its web (Photo credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Mag Mile Hotel Warns Guests About “Flying Spiders”

If you’re afraid of spiders, the last thing you probably want to hear about is a flying spider, so we wouldn’t be surprised if you thought twice about staying at a posh downtown hotel after seeing the flyer they’ve been passing around to guests around this time each year.

05/07/2015

Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, located near Soldier Field, is dedicated to fallen Chicago police officers. (Credit: Todd Feurer, CBS Chicago)

11th Annual Walk To Remember Honors Fallen Police Officers

More than five thousand police officers, police families and supporters took part in the 11th annual Run and Walk to remember Sunday at the Gold Star Memorial Park near Soldier Field, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/02/2015

C.J. lost his right rear leg after he was shot while his owner was walking him Friday in Gary, Indiana. The owner, 48-year-old Keith Dumas, was killed in the shooting. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Dog Shot In Gary Recovering After Losing Leg

A dog that was shot along with his owner in Gary, Indiana, last week has lost one leg, but otherwise is expected to make a full recovery.

04/28/2015

Activists Demand Dante Servin Be ‘Brought To Justice’ In Rekia Boyd Shooting

Clergy and civil rights activists are demanding Chicago police officer Dante Servin be “brought to justice” after his acquittal on a technicality for firing a gun into a crowd and killing Rekia Boyd.

04/22/2015

Leon Krynicki (Supplied photo)

One Of Three Patient Deaths Tied To Holland Home Ruled As Natural Causes

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said it has determined 98-year-old Leon Krynicki died primarily due to heart problems. His hospitalization on Feb. 3 might have been due to over-medication, but the medical examiner’s office said the medication did not contribute to his death about one month later.

04/21/2015

Work crews have hauled hundreds of tons of debris from Fairdale in the week after a deadly tornado, but said cleanup likely will last another week or so. (Credit: CBS)

Group Of Storm Chasers To Donate Gift Cards To Northern Illinois Tornado Victims

A group of people who chase violent weather as a hobby are making donations next week to the tornado victims in Rochelle and Fairdale, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/18/2015

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Body Of Missing Mother Found In Gary Home

Police in two Indiana towns are sorting out the details of an alleged kidnapping and murder after a young mother’s body was found in a home in Gary, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/18/2015

Police taped off an area near East 74th Street and South Merrill Avenue after a Chicago Police officer shot a person Friday night in the South Shore neighborhood. | Reema Amin/Sun-Times Media

Police Fatally Shoot Man In South Shore

Chicago police shot and killed an 18-year-old man last night, after officers say he pointed a gun at them, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/18/2015

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

More Absentee Ballots Counted As Five Aldermanic Races Remain Too Close To Call

More absentee ballots have been counted in five aldermanic races in Chicago that are still too close to call. WBBM’s Mike Krauser has the latest numbers.

04/11/2015

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Two Indiana Police Officers Disciplined After Calling For Car To Be Towed With Boy, 3, Inside

Two high-ranking officers with the Lake County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department have been disciplined after the Sheriff says they left a three-year-old child in a car that was towed after a traffic stop, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/11/2015

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