Steve Miller

miller250 Steve MillerSteve Miller is an investigative reporter and has been with Newsradio for more than two decades. He grew up in South Texas and received his undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts at the University of Texas in Austin. After graduation, he moved to Washington D.C. to work as a research assistant for former Senator Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX). After two years, Steve changed courses and enrolled in the highly-respected journalism program at the University of Missouri and received a graduate degree before coming to Chicago.

He began investigative reporting by accident after curiosity sparked his first of many pieces. After he found out about a local cemetery that is commonly the burial spot for people with no family or resources, he gained access to public records and shed light on the deceased’s past. He found that veterans were being buried without due honors and then contacted an Illinois congressman, who launched a nationwide investigation which found that thousands of vets were being wrongfully buried in indigent plots around the country. Due to his investigation, protocol was changed and since then, an increasing number of service members have been buried with honors.

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Steve likes this type of reporting because it is challenging and makes a difference to Newsradio listeners.

“I enjoy telling people about something they don’t know. It’s really exciting to put something in perspective – to get people to see things in a different way,” he said.

When Steve is not covering a breaking news story or hunting down a lead for an assignment, the Texas native can be found jogging around his Ravenswood neighborhood, swimming, reading, playing Sudoku or spending time with his life partner.

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Investigators Looking Into Woodstock Pot Arrest That Led Officer To Resign

McHenry County’s state’s attorney-elect said prosecutors are investigating a traffic stop by a Woodstock police officer who has now resigned – a traffic stop where the officer said one thing and the dashcam audio showed another.

11/23/2016

Jimmy Ford, center, poses with the elderly couple he helped recently. (Facebook/Jimmy Ford)

Repo Man With Soft Spot Helps Elderly Couple Keep Their Car

He also started a Go Fund Me page to help the downstate couple pay for their medicines. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

11/22/2016

Hobson Oak Tree (Credit: Facebook/Copyright © 2009 John Kalad Photography)

250-Year-Old Hobson Oak Cut Down, Symbolism To Continue

A bur oak tree which stood in DuPage County for 250 years is gone.

11/18/2016

From left to right, Chicago Police Officers John McGlynn and Michael Hughes. (WBBM/Steve Miller)

Two Rookie Chicago Cops Help Save Gunshot Victim

It was Sunday evening when Officers John McGlynn and Michael Hughes heard the call about shots fired in Englewood. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

11/18/2016

Regardless of weather, Millennium Park's ice rink is set to open Friday, Nov. 18 at noon. (WBBM/Steve Miller)

Near-Record Warmth Won’t Delay Opening Of Millennium Park Ice Rink

The weather outside is delightful, but the city of Chicago is still planning to open its Millennium Park ice rink tomorrow at noon.

11/17/2016

Chicago Police Headquarters (Credit: CBS)

Police Say Shootings Dropped 42% After Weekend Anti-Violence Mission

Chicago Police sent a slew of officers into three areas on the West and South sides this past weekend, and the superintendent said it paid off with a drop in shootings citywide.

11/15/2016

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Man Sues Southwest Airlines After Flight Attendant Spills Hot Drink

A man from southwest suburban Worth is suing Southwest Airlines because he said he was injured when a flight attendant spilled a hot liquid on his neck and back.

11/11/2016

Carlos Jimenez Macias, Mexico's consul general in Chicago. (CBS)

Mexican Official In Chicago Offers Guarded Comments About Trump Win

Mexico’s consul general here says his office will be on the lookout for anything that could harm “the integrity of Mexicans.” WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

11/10/2016

The Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview was the target of violent threats posted on Facebook. Police and the FBI were investigating. (Credit: CBS)

Islamic Mosques Bump Up Security After Trump Won Election

Chicago’s Council on American Islamic Relations have been advised to beef up security in mosques after Trump won the presidential election.

11/10/2016

Thousands of protesters gather outside Trump Tower in Chicago after Donald Trump's election to the White House. (CBS/Mai Martinez)

Protesters Shut Down Chicago Traffic Over Trump’s Election

More more than 6,000 people say they are going to a demonstration outside Chicago’s Trump Tower tonight, the day after the real-estate mogul won the U.S. presidency. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

11/09/2016

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Eureka Ready To Welcome Home Ben Zobrist

The Illinois hometown of the World Series MVP is getting ready for his homecoming.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2016

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

Motorist Shot On Ike: State Police

It was the 10th shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway so far this year, state authorities say.

11/04/2016

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Son-In-Law Placed Radio At Harry Caray’s Grave Site During World Series

Caray’s son-in-law saw to it that a radio was playing the World Series, and there were plenty of green apples, too, WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2016

From left, Lori Kaplan, Skokie Animal Control officer; Samantha Krieger of Caseyville, Ill., and her long-lost cat Theodore. (Credit: Village of Skokie)

Lost Cat Returned To Owner Who Lived 300 Miles Away

Thanks to a microchip, Skokie Animal Control has reunited a lost cat with its owner, who lives 300 miles away.

11/02/2016

Cubs fans celebrate in the streets of Wrigleyville after their team's win against the Pirates in the NL wild-card game. (Getty Images)

Businesses Fear Unruly Crowds After Game 7

Businesses near Wrigley Field, and beyond, are wondering how crowds will react after Game 7 of the World Series.

11/02/2016

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Heroin Overdoses Spike In Lake County

Six people have died in the past week in Lake County from heroin overdoses.

11/01/2016

A Bridgeport couple in their early 30s had booked the Willowbrook Ballroom for their wedding reception Friday evening.  It was supposed to start about the time firefighters were finishing up - after the ballroom burned down. | Photo provided

Couple Left In The Lurch By Fire That Destroyed Wedding Plans

Their wedding was supposed to start about the time firefighters were finishing up–after the ballroom burned down.

10/31/2016

Tucker Maxx, a French bulldog, has made 296 airline trips as Lori Grube's service dog. (Credit: Lori Grube)

Little Pooch Played Big Role After Plane Caught Fire At O’Hare

A woman who was on board an American Airlines flight that caught fire and had to be evacuated on the runway Friday at O’Hare International Airport credited her service dog for keeping herself and others calm.

10/31/2016

Manx Shearwater birds, that have been rescued after being stranded by the recent storms and high winds, recuperate in a holding pool at the RSPCA West Hatch wildlife centre on September 14, 2011 in Taunton, England.  (Getty Images)

Rare Bird Spotted Along Lake Michigan

It’s called a shearwater, and it’s normally a coastal bird. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

10/27/2016

A political display at Fantasy Costumes. (WBBM/Steve Miller)

Clinton And Trump Are Neck And Neck — At Chicago Costume Shop, Anyway

Masks of the political candidates are about even, say managers at Fantasy Costumes. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

10/25/2016

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