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.
Like an Airbnb for boat owners, Boatbound allows owners to rent out their boats when they aren’t using them.
Chicago police and city officials cracked down on massage parlors running afoul of city regulations, and busted six shops for prostitution.
An Illinois state trooper created a bit of a firestorm when he tweeted a picture after pulling over NASCAR driver Tony Stewart.
Ground was broken Saturday for another section of the Lakefront Trail, separating the increasing numbers of cyclists and joggers.
The Earle STEM Academy chess team is getting free airfare to the U.S. Chess Federation’s Supernationals in Nashville.
The Mt. Baldy beach in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is reopening after 6-year-old Nathan Woessner survived being buried in the sand.
A dive team simulated rescues in the cold water at North Ave. Beach Tuesday, locating 175 lb. mannequins in the lake with zero visibility.
Three men were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning after running a gas engine in the parking garage of a West Side condo building.
About 1,000 people followed Cardinal Blase Cupich on a Way of the Cross march against violence in the Englewood neighborhood.
CPS has confirmed it is attempting to fire Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy teacher Sarah Chambers, who called the effort a “witch hunt.”
People lined up at St. Sabina Catholic Church on Saturday to exchange guns for $100 gift cards.
Shootings declined in the city for the second straight month in March, according to Chicago Police.
Bullet-proof vests and traceable bullets among suggestions for South Shore neighborhood after seven people were shot and killed yesterday.
A construction accident took the life of Jack Eiler, who many knew as a singer of classics from Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to Elvis.
As Opening Day approaches at Miller Park in Milwaukee, a billboard is generating some calls from troubled people.
The Chicago Bears and the Police Memorial Foundation presented officers in the Sixth District with life-saving first-aid kits.
The Teachers Union, and some parents, demand to know the school board’s plans as a lack of funding threatens to end the school year early.
About 100 people laid on the concrete for the 24 million people that could lose health care under the proposed Republican plan.
Congressman Gutierrez, Senator Durbin and a delegation of elected officials from Mexico could not escape mentions of Trump during a meeting.
A Renthop.com data scientist discovered canine droppings are a real problem in some Chicago neighborhoods.