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.
Arlington Heights police are investigating a sexual assault at an assisted living facility, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A man from Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, suspected of being a serial rapist, has been charged with one of three recent sexual assaults in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
More than 400 people will get together at one outdoor table and enjoy locally grown and produced foods and beverages.
The mother of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was killed by police last year was in Chicago on Friday, for a series of meetings, marches, and protests about alleged police misconduct.
Police in west suburban Naperville were reminding people to lock their cars, and remove their valuables, after a rash of vehicle burglaries in the past month.
Robert Rundin, 88, was one of six residents of Holland Home who were hospitalized on Feb. 3. While three of those people have since recovered, Rundin and two others later died.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel paid a visit to some young people taking part in the city’s “One Summer” jobs program on Wednesday in the West Englewood neighborhood.
A South Side beach that was once the site of an infamous race riot will soon be named after Dr. Margaret Burroughs, who founded the DuSable Museum of African American History.
Sherri Anicich is the mother of Alisha Bromfield, who was murdered in 2012 while she was carrying a child.
The National Weather service says the tornado developed too quickly to give people in its path advance warning.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle met with a group of anti-violence activists on the South Side on Wednesday, and announced the county would spend $500,000 on so-called “restorative justice” programs in an effort to help prevent ex-cons from going back to court or jail, and to curb violent crime.
A 51-year-old Riverside woman has pleaded guilty to a drunk driving hit-and-run that injured a child last year, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A Chicago firefighter officer was hospitalized this morning after fighting a porch fire in the Bridgeport neighborhood.
A search continues this morning for the body of a 20-year-old Carol Stream woman who struggled while swimming in Lake Michigan Friday night off Porter Beach near Chesterton, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
With a cougar on the loose in Milwaukee, a bear hanging around Michigan City and a thriving coyote population in Chicago, wildlife experts say we can expect more of this kind of thing and that comes with a warning.
Lollapalooza returns to Chicago this weekend for the 11th year.
Students, parents and teachers in the Logan Square neighborhood were joined by local aldermen for a rally against cuts to the budgets of ten neighborhood schools totaling nearly $5 million.
A 12-year-old girl from Elkhart, Indiana is being held in juvenile detention accused of murdering her step-mother, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
There are 120,000 books across 70 different categories.
Kids with epilepsy took part in a basketball camp today, getting pointers from DePaul University basketball players, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.