Mike Krauser

Extra-Alarm Blaze Devastates Historic Woodlawn ChurchAn extra-alarm fire ravaged a nearly century-old landmark church in Woodlawn on Wednesday, causing the roof to collapse, and sending gray water streaming out the front door hours after firefighters began dousing the heavy flames.
Judge Hears Arguments On New Red Light Camera LawsuitThe suit, filed by Chicago attorney Patrick Keating, alleges the city didn’t have proper authority from the Illinois General Assembly when it started the red light camera program more than a decade ago.
McHenry High School Teachers' Strike Enters Day 4Classes were canceled again Tuesday for students at two high schools in northwest suburban McHenry, as striking teachers continue to walk the picket line.
Mayor Emanuel Calls On Churches To Join Anti-Violence InitiativeMayor Rahm Emanuel is backing a new anti-violence initiative started at a west side church and he’s prodding other churches to get involved, as well, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Army Of Moms Bring Anti-Violence Patrols To Back Of The Yards NeighborhoodA local group of moms is joining forces with police to fight back against crime in the city.
Ditka Helping Effort To Cure Liver Disease That Killed Walter PaytonFormer Bears coach Mike Ditka has lent his voice to a campaign to find a cure for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, which killed Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton.
Giant Bra On Michigan Avenue Drawing Attention To Fight Against Breast CancerAdvocate Health Care’s 16-foot “Support Bra” on Pioneer Plaza, next to the Tribune Tower, stands like a beacon. Advocate is donating $1 to the American Cancer Society for every photo of the “Support Bra” tagged with #SupportYourGirls on Twitter or Instagram all month long, up to a total of $5,000.
Hundreds Of Relatives Of Violence Victims Attend Memorial Hosted By Cook County State's AttorneyHundreds of people touched by violence attended a memorial service Saturday hosted by the Cook County State's Attorney's office, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
Girl, 12, Killed In Back Of The Yards Fire An extra-alarm fire late Friday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood left a 12-year-old girl dead, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Two Months Later, Family Still Confident Missing Woman And Toddler Are AliveDiamond Bynum and her nephew, King Walker, vanished on July 25, after going for a walk near their home in Gary, Indiana.
Chicagoans Impressed With Pope's Speech To CongressMany Chicagoans who could not be at the U.S. Capitol to see Pope Francis in person on Thursday as he spoke to a joint session of Congress were glued to their television sets as he became the first pontiff in history to address a joint meeting at the U.S. Capitol.
Trial Continues For Man Accused Of Murdering Parents 9 Years Ago In Crystal LakeThe trial continues today for a former north suburban man accused of murdering his parents nine years ago near Crystal Lake, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.