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.

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ricketts Silent On Rooftop Owners’ Opposition At City Club Luncheon

Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts was mum on the rooftop owners’ efforts to stop a 2,200-square-foot video board in right field.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2015

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Attorney General Sues Head Of Violence Prevention Charity

The Illinois Attorney General is suing a Chicago area man who has been the leader of a violence prevention charity and the lawsuit claims he only spent 7 percent of the assets on violence prevention.

03/24/2015

The late Helen Roach (courtesy Grady Davis)

Woman’s Body Unclaimed, But Her Friends Are Trying To Arrange A Proper Burial

Eleonora Roach is fondly remembered by a co-worker, who thinks it’s a shame she had no one when to look after her when she died. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

03/24/2015

A Frank Thomas rookie card sold at an unclaimed property auction by the Illinois Treasurer's office. (Credit: Illinois Treasurer's office)

Illinois Treasurer’s Office Auction Brings In More Than $90,000

The Illinois State Treasurer’s online auction has just brought in more than $90,000

03/23/2015

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Man Accused In Toddler’s Death To Appear In Court Monday

A court hearing is set for Monday for a 36-year-old Chicago man accused in the death of a 2-year-old boy last summer, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

03/22/2015

Starbucks employees in downtown Chicago show one of the store's "Race Together" stickers. (CBS)

Not All Starbucks Stores Serving Up Racial Discussion With Coffee

Not every Starbucks is into it. The manager of one downtown Starbucks says his location has opted out of the “Race Together” campaign encouraged by the company’s boss.

03/19/2015

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Bensenville Credits Youth Soccer League For Steep Decline In Crime

The dramatic drop in crime around four apartment buildings is over the past three years, says Bensenville Village President Frank Soto.

03/18/2015

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Cook County Sergeant Describes Saving Suicidal Man In South Suburbs

About 7:30 p.m., Sgt. Mike Dwyer was on-duty and driving west on Tri-State Tollway near the Halsted Street bridge in East Hazel Crest when he saw a man sitting on the bridge.

03/18/2015

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After Case Of Mistaken Identity, Steelworker Denied Home Loan

A south suburban man says a bank added insult to injury, after it mixed up his identity and then denied him the loan he wanted.

03/18/2015

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Indiana Pastor ‘Feels Terrible’ After Arrest For Bringing Gun To Midway

A 35-year-old Northwest Indiana pastor arrested at Midway Airport Monday for trying to carry a gun through security now says he feels terrible about the incident.

03/17/2015

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Expert Predicts ‘Heavy Season’ For Allergy Sufferers

Allergy season is officially here and it may be worse than normal.

03/16/2015

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Animal Rights Group Wants Will County To End Deer Culling

The head of a suburban-based animal protection group was trying to stop – or at least change – Will County’s deer culling program; and he said he took hidden camera video to back up his claim that it’s cruel and unnecessary.

03/13/2015

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Stray Bullet Hits TV Inside Palatine Man’s Condo

Palatine Police say a stray bullet broke the window of a condominium resident – and ended up in his television.

03/11/2015

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "el Chapo Guzman", is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. The Sinaloa cartel leader - the most wanted by US and Mexican anti-drug agencies - was arrested early Saturday morning by Mexican marines at a resort in Mazatlan, northern Mexico. (Photo credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Filmmaker Says Chicago Premiere For El Chapo Documentary Cancelled Amid Gang Fears

A documentary about the man who’s been called Chicago’s Public Enemy Number One will not open as scheduled this Friday at a Chicago theatre, and the filmmaker says it’s because of fear of neighborhood gangs.

03/11/2015

Jennifer Ullery. (Credit: Algonquin Police)

Mom Who Shot TV Cooperating With DCFS; Kids Won’t Be Removed From Home

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says the Algonquin mother accused of shooting her flat-screen TV will get to keep her three children.

03/11/2015

Jennifer Ullery. (Credit: Algonquin Police)

Police: Algonquin Mother Shot TV With Rifle While Her Kids Watched

An Algonquin mother of three is free on bond – after what police are calling an “unusual” crime.

03/10/2015

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Lake County Man Exonerated In Rape, Abduction After 20 Years In Prison

Prosecutors in the north suburbs have formally dismissed criminal charges against a Waukegan man who’s been behind bars for 20 years for a rape he did not commit, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

03/09/2015

Sarah, Duchess of York, takes a picture with a fan at the Housewares Show at McCormick Place. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Duchess Of York Among Promoters At McCormick Place Housewares Show

More than 20,000 buyers are in Chicago for the 2015 International Home and Housewares Show at McCormick Place.

03/08/2015

Two people were critically hurt in the fire in the 300 block of South Albany. (Credit: CBS)

Two Critically Injured In East Garfield Park Fire

Two people have been critically hurt in a fire early Sunday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

03/08/2015

Smith, Bizzell and Warner Funeral Home. (Credit: CBS)

Remains Of Two Infants Discovered In Gary Funeral Home

The Lake County, Indiana, Coroner’s office says the bodies of two infants have been found inside a Gary funeral home.

03/04/2015

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