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.
An Oak Lawn man is being questioned by police following an arson fire and explosion this morning that destroyed a home.
Cold? What cold? More than 100 golfers have signed up for the annual Eskimo Open at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont this weekend.
Some streets end up looking like winter block parties, with all of the chairs. WBBM also saw two-gallon buckets, two-by-fours, boxes and a container of antifreeze used to mark excavated parking spaces.
Some said they do it for personal reasons. For others, a dip in icy waters of Lake Michigan is an excruciating New Years Day tradition to raise money.
Over the course of six hours, some 1,500 attendees — family, friends, saddened strangers and law enforcement officers — would file through to pay their respects to the 50-year-old officer killed just days before Christmas, as he walked up on two armed men robbing his daughter, and tried to protect her.
The pin-up calendar was created by Melissa Callahan, a cabbie who argues cab drivers should be considered city employees.
A man identifying himself as Richard stood on a neighbor’s porch, as firefighters put out the fast-moving fire and tossed smoldering furniture out the first floor windows.
The city of Gary has six new home-owners today… chosen in a lottery to purchase homes for a dollar each.
Free parking at meters is about to go away from some holders of disability parking placards, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The parents of a murdered Chicago teenager are helping children who have lost siblings to violence today, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The mother and sister of two Evanston brothers who were murdered in July don’t believe that police solved the case when an officer shot and killed a bank robbery suspect earlier this week.
The families of Chicago Police officers who were killed or badly injured are getting special visits this weekend, as the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation carries out the 7th annual Operation Santa, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A grieving mother has been out leafleting a north-west side neighborhood today in the hopes that someone will help to solve the October 29th murder of her 23-year-old son.
On Chicago’s Far South Side, there’s a Salvation Army facility unlike anything in the area, where arts and sports combine with life skills to create success stories.
Chicago-area people touched by violence will gather on the South and West Sides Thursday night as part of the National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence.
Nestle has informed a Wisconsin supplier of cheese for its DiGorno and Jack’s frozen pizzas it will no longer accept it’s cheese after an animal rights group documented the abuse of cows.
Dallas Wiens asks that people consider donating their faces, much like they might agree to donate their organs if they happen to die prematurely.
With 17-year-old’s now eligible to vote in Illinois, there’s going to be a massive registration effort in the schools ahead of the March primaries.
People who saw an ad on Craigslist thought it was too good to be true: A house full of possessions, free for the taking. But it was true and about fifty people showed up this morning a cleared the place out, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
When WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser visited, a smiling Brodney Serrano was surrounded by family.