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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Tow Truck Company Delivers Christmas Gifts To Family Of Woman Slain In September

Santa Claus traded his reindeer and sleigh for a small convoy of tow trucks for at least part of this Christmas Eve to deliver presents to a mother in Morgan Park.


Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning owners of foreclosed buildings not to send out illegal eviction notices ordering renters to move out before the 90-day timeframe required by law. (Credit: CBS)

Harvey Police Chief Calls Sheriff Dart “Bully” For Criticism Of Department

Officials in Harvey say Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s accusations that the police department isn’t up to par are baseless and they’re suggesting he’s trying to take over the department and the city.


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Hundreds Of Chicago Families Get Early Christmas Present

A Chicago tradition called Christmas in the Wards brought an early Christmas to some Chicago families Saturday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Chicagoland Toys For Tots In Need Of Trucks, Toys

The local Marines who run the Toys for Tots program are in need of a little extra help and time is running short.


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Chicago Police Hand Out Gifts To Families Of Injured, Fallen Officers As Part Of Operation Santa

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Operation Santa got underway this morning, bearing gifts and support for the families of injured and fallen police officers reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Police: Man Caught Using Fake Identities Congratulates Arresting Officer

Riverside police say a man who admitted to using false identities for the past decade actually congratulated the officer who arrested him, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Alleging Cover-Up In Laquan McDonald Shooting, Rev. Jackson Planning Protest On State Street Sunday

Reverend Jesse Jackson plans to lead yet another protest of the city’s handling of the Laquan McDonald case tomorrow on State Street in the Loop, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Mothers Against Senseless Killings Recruiting New Members In Hyde Park, Kenwood

A group of mothers who claimed some credit for reducing violence over the summer in the Englewood neighborhood is recruiting more volunteers today in the Hyde Park neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Christmas Tree Ship Makes Annual Delivery For Needy Families

The trees carried by the Mackinaw will be distributed to 20 organizations that will provide Christmas trees for the less fortunate.


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Retired Black Cops Want Federal Probe Of CPD Practices

A group of retired black Chicago police officers has joined the call for a federal civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department’s practices, saying the Laquan McDonald case illustrates a problem with racism on the police force.


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Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls For “Shake-Up” Of Chicago Police Department

WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports Rev. Jackson stood at a memorial to young people killed on the streets in the Pullman neighborhood saying he believes Laquan McDonald was murdered by officer Jason Van Dyke.


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Gun Shop Owner Wants NFL To Lift Ban On Guns In Stadiums

Only designated security staffers and on-duty police are allowed to carry firearms on NFL team property.

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Mother Charged With Throwing Newborn Baby Out Window In Uptown

Police say she gave birth to a girl on Wednesday night in her eighth floor apartment on the 800 block of West Eastwood and then dropped the baby from a window to a grassy area below.


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Mr. Brown, Dog Who Gave Hope To Cancer Victims, Passes Away

An abused German Shepherd who captured the hearts of tens of thousands of people was being remembered Thursday for his contributions to humans, after succumbing to cancer earlier this week.


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Chicago Charity That Sends Shoes Around The World In Desperate Need Of New Home

With two weeks to go, the situation is getting desperate, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Pet Stores Vow Appeal Of City’s Puppy Mill Ban

An attorney for small pet stores in Chicago was vowing to appeal a recent court ruling tossing out a challenge to the city’s puppy mill ordinance, and threatening a defamation lawsuit against advocacy groups he accused of lying to get their way.


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Grade Schoolers Take On Chicago Cops In Chess Tournament

It has been a humbling day for some Chicago Police Officers trying their hand at chess against a group of grade-school kids.


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Woman Files Federal Lawsuit Claiming CPS Teacher Hit Her Son Because He’s Black

A woman alleges in a federal lawsuit that a white Chicago Public Schools teacher hit her son because he’s black, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Preckwinkle Drops Amusement-Tax Idea: Commissioner

There had been a lot of opposition to the amusement tax hike, which would have hit cable-television customers, bowlers, golfers and others involved with for-profit sports activities.


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Illinois Poison Control Issues Warning About Spike In Synthetic Marijuana Emergencies

There’s a warning about a synthetic form of marijuana being sold on the streets of Chicago that was responsible for about two dozen visits to emergency rooms last week, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.




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