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.

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Seniors Sue Presbyterian Homes Over Plan To Force Them Out

More than 100 residents of three subsidized senior housing complexes owned by Evanston-based Presbyterian Homes have filed a lawsuit over the charity organization’s plans to sell its Chicago properties.


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Fire Truck That Responded To 9/11 Attacks Visits Chicago School

A New York Fire Truck that responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center paid a visit to a grade school in Portage Park on Thursday, as part of an effort to teach children who were too young to understand the events of Sept. 11, 2001.


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City Workers Help Perform Rescues At House Fire In Chicago Heights

The fire broke out at 309 16th St. in Chicago Heights, a stately old home that was once a maternity hospital in the early 1900s.


The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

Judge Hears Arguments On New Red Light Camera Lawsuit

The suit, filed by Chicago attorney Patrick Keating, alleges the city didn’t have proper authority from the Illinois General Assembly when it started the red light camera program more than a decade ago.


Teachers with McHenry Community High School District 156 picket on Monday, the third day of a teachers' strike. (Credit: CBS)

McHenry High School Teachers’ Strike Enters Day 4

Classes were canceled again Tuesday for students at two high schools in northwest suburban McHenry, as striking teachers continue to walk the picket line.


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Mayor Emanuel Calls On Churches To Join Anti-Violence Initiative

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is backing a new anti-violence initiative started at a west side church and he’s prodding other churches to get involved, as well, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Ditka Helping Effort To Cure Liver Disease That Killed Walter Payton

Former Bears coach Mike Ditka has lent his voice to a campaign to find a cure for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, which killed Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton.

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Benny the Bull helps kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in front of the 16-foot "Support Bra" from Advocate Health Care, to help raise awareness of the need for early detection. (Credit: Advocate Health Care/Twitter)

Giant Bra On Michigan Avenue Drawing Attention To Fight Against Breast Cancer

Advocate Health Care’s 16-foot “Support Bra” on Pioneer Plaza, next to the Tribune Tower, stands like a beacon. Advocate is donating $1 to the American Cancer Society for every photo of the “Support Bra” tagged with #SupportYourGirls on Twitter or Instagram all month long, up to a total of $5,000.



Hundreds Of Relatives Of Violence Victims Attend Memorial Hosted By Cook County State’s Attorney

Hundreds of people touched by violence attended a memorial service Saturday hosted by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


A fire in a home in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Girl, 12, Killed In Back Of The Yards Fire

An extra-alarm fire late Friday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood left a 12-year-old girl dead, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Two Months Later, Family Still Confident Missing Woman And Toddler Are Alive

Diamond Bynum and her nephew, King Walker, vanished on July 25, after going for a walk near their home in Gary, Indiana.


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Trial Continues For Man Accused Of Murdering Parents 9 Years Ago In Crystal Lake

The trial continues today for a former north suburban man accused of murdering his parents nine years ago near Crystal Lake, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez speaks at a citizenship workshop in the Little Village neighborhood on Saturday. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Hundreds Of Immigrants Turn Out For Citizenship Workshop

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill) hosted the event, and said the immigrants were responding to a political climate of hate from Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump.


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Eight Years Later, Remains Found In Gary Garage Identified As Wisconsin Teen

For eight years, the burned remains of a teenaged girl found in a garage in Gary were identified only as the “Lake County Jane Doe.” Now, a sibling has solved the case for police, reports Mike Krauser.


A smartphone displays the 'Uber' mobile app, which allows users to hail private-hire cars from any location. (Photo credit: QUIQUE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Cab Drivers Rally To Demand More Regulation Of Ride-Sharing Services

Cab drivers in Chicago and elsewhere staged a global protest Wednesday against Uber and other ride-sharing companies, demanding they be regulated like taxis.


Tyler Bosworth (Credit: Barrington Police)

More Security At Barrington High School After Ex-Student Arrested For Threats

Former Barrington student Tyler Bosworth, 18, allegedly posted a message on Snapchat on Sept. 6, threatening to use guns and knives to kill people at the school on Wednesday, according to police.


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14 Arrested In Lake County As Part Of “National Day Of Johns” Prostitution Sting

The Sheriff’s Department in Lake County has released the results of a prostitution sting last month called National Day of Johns, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


Members and friends of the Unforgotten Souls Motorcycle Club honoring the memory of Lt. Joe Gliniewicz with a ride from Indiana to Fox Lake. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Motorcycle Riders Honoring Memory Of Lt. Joe Gliniewicz With “Rose Ride” From Indiana To Fox Lake

A procession of motorcycles set off in a steady rain this morning from Highland, Indiana, heading to Fox Lake with a police escort to honor fallen police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz.


A tent city at Wilson Avenue and Lake Shore Drive erected to call attention to the harassment of homeless.  (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Advocates, Homeless Say Tent City Erected To Draw Attention To Harassment By City

A small tent city has been erected in the Uptown neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side where advocates for the homeless and the homeless, themselves, are trying to call attention to their treatment by the city, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


Police investigate a shooting late Friday in the 2400 block of West Fullerton. | Network Video Productions

Boy, 16, Wounded In Shooting On Kennedy Expressway Ramp

A 16-year-old boy was shot late Friday while he was in a vehicle on an exit ramp of the Kennedy Expressway in the Northwest Side Bucktown neighborhood.




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