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.
Nearly a year and a half after her tragic murder, Hadiya Pendleton’s parents have launched a national non-profit in her name, with the goal of saving other children.
A pug who escaped from his owners’ back yard in Chicago three years was being reunited with his family, thanks to the help of a Chicago Police officer who found him earlier this week.
A park in the Loop took on a festival atmosphere at lunchtime Tuesday as the Chicago Loop Alliance seeks non-traditional ways of connecting people with the city and it’s businesses, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.
The improving water quality of the Chicago River has experts hopeful that 30,000 Channel catfish being released into the river on Tuesday will have a good chance of survival.
Seven months after a rare November tornado tore through downstate Washington, destroying or damaging more than 1,100 homes and claiming three lives, residents have taken some significant steps to rebuilding their town.
Activists pressing the University of Chicago to open a trauma center to treat victims of violence rather than have them taken miles away with potentially deadly consequences are using the University’s alumni weekend to try to make their point.
The non-profit Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project is conducting water safety and rescue courses in Chicago this weekend as the beach season gets underway.
The South Side pastor who camped on a motel roof for three months and then walked across the country in an effort to raise funds to build a community center and give young people opportunities in the Woodlawn neighborhood says he’s found renewed interest in the project, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A South Side pastor has been assembling an army of volunteers to take to the streets and build relationships with those intent on violence, in a new initiative to cut down on violent crime.
The Village of Alsip has honored a longtime employee who passed away last year, after touching the lives of two generations of students.
One of the last surviving U.S. sailors who helped board and capture the German submarine U-505 during World War II was at the Museum of Science and Industry on Wednesday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the U-boat’s capture.
The mother and stepfather of a Bartlett High School graduate killed in Afghanistan say their son died while searching for Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, and they want to see Bergdahl prosecuted for desertion.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the motive in a South Shore shooting that left six people wounded, including two teens, appears to be gang violence.
Police are preparing use a tactic first developed to handle roaming protests during the NATO Summit two years ago to deal with a growing number of groups of teenagers attempting to wreak havoc on downtown streets and along the lakefront as summer sets in.
Crews were out searching Lake Michigan again Tuesday morning for two boaters who have been missing since their boat caught fire and sunk in frigid water on Saturday night.
A Crown Point kennel has been shut down by officials in Lake County while the Sheriff’s Department conducts an investigation into the death of a dog that had been boarded there.
Neighbors said the dog had been up there for three days.
A U.S. Marine whose career was cut short by a traumatic brain injury was getting his Stickney home refurbished by volunteers to make it more comfortable and accessible.
Charter school advocates said at least 12 pieces of proposed legislation in Springfield would harm charter schools if approved.
The boy faces multiple charges, including felony criminal damage to property, for allegedly tagging 18 of 26 life-sized human statues in the “Borders” art installation in Grant Park.