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.
Activists who have been protesting in Chicago claim they have proof that police have been using so-called Stingray technology to eavesdrop on their phones, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Activist priest Michael Pfleger was urging churches everywhere to take time out of services on Sunday for some civil disobedience, as a response to the second case of a grand jury failing to indict a white police officer involved in the death of an unarmed black man.
Peoples Gas crews were spending the day dealing with two gas line issues in the Beverly and Morgan Park neighborhoods on Thursday.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez was among several people honored by her own prosecutors Wednesday for their efforts to put arsonists behind bars, for her controversial decision to prosecute the so-called “NATO 3″ on terrorism charges for a plot to use Molotov cocktails ahead of the NATO Summit two years ago.
More than a month after a month-long teachers strike in Waukegan, tempers were still flaring at a City Council meeting, with one alderman calling teachers “lazy” for not removing solidarity ribbons they placed around Waukegan during their walkout.
An Ohio State University wildlife ecologist who’s been studying Chicago’s coyotes for about 15 years has published some new research that shows how they’ve adapted so well to life in the city.
Rev. Jesse Jackson led a protest of the Ferguson, Missouri Michael Brown decision Saturday, blocking traffic on Chicago’s South Side and demanding the federal government do what the grand jury did not.
For three decades, a couple dozen volunteers have gathered on this day on the Daley Plaza for what some feel is an obligation.
Two people were wounded early Saturday morning in a shooting along I-57 in the south suburbs, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Dozens of activists staged a demonstration Friday morning at the Historic Chicago Water Tower on Michigan Avenue, calling for a boycott to protest the controversial grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Illinois Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of Chicago’s red light camera system, after two justices recused themselves from the case, and the rest couldn’t agree on a ruling.
As they saved up $15,000 over the course of more than a decade, Colleen and Peter Mulcrone dreamed of renovating their Jefferson Park home, with a new kitchen and other upgrades, but the city’s expansion of nearby O’Hare International Airport prompted them to put those dreams on hold.
Backed by undercover video recorded at chicken processing facilities owned by Chicago-based Koch Foods, an animal rights group was calling out the company and Chick-Fil-A to adopt more humane practices.
Tuesday morning’s frigid weather created something of a spectacle along the lakefront. The bitter cold air over the relatively warm water of the lake created fog that swirled in the wind.
Today is the start of open enrollment for 2015 healthcare coverage under the embattled Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and across Illinois there have been sign-up events where people can get help navigating the system, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Police in Arlington Heights are looking for the man who attacked a jogger last night and they believe he’s done the same thing before, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
At least four people were injured after a two-alarm fire at an East Garfield Park hotel Saturday morning, including one person who jumped from the building.
The Village Board rejected the permit based, in part, on concerns about added traffic.
The Lombard Village Board said it rejected a permit for a Christmas-themed haunted house based, in part, on concerns about added traffic.
Cook County Sheriff’s officers doing a home-monitoring check on Chicago’s West Side found an assault rifle and drugs in the home of a man who is now calling home the county jail, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.