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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Urban League Calls For Feds To Investigate Chicago Police Department

The Chicago Urban League is asking the federal government to investigate the Chicago Police.


The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

Where Are Air Travelers Going For Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving has always been a popular time to travel, but where are all those people actually going?



None Hurt After Car Crashes Into Skokie Bakery

The Skokie Fire Department says the car ran through the glass and hit a cooler.


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Man Says He Was Nearly Booted From Midway Flight After Passenger Heard Him Talking In Arabic

Maher Khalil, 28, is an American citizen. He owns a pizza place in Philadelphia and had been visiting family and friends here in Chicago.


A Saucer Magnolia tree is seen in full Spring bloom as US Secret Service Agents (L) wait for the helicopter arrival of US President Barack Obama and US First Lady Michelle Obama on the South Lawn of the White House April 10, 2014. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Tulip Tree Memorial Stolen From DeKalb County Cemetery

The trees were meant to honor a family’s father and grandfather.


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Organizations That Aid Refugees Call On Rauner To Reverse Stance

A coalition of organizations that help refugees coming into Illinois is calling on Governor Rauner to change his mind – and welcome Syrian refugees.


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Family To Make Plea To Keep Killer Behind Bars

A Chicago area family will go before a state commission on Wednesday to try to keep the door to possible freedom closed to a 58-year-old convicted murderer.


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Murder Victims’ Relatives Apprehensive Ahead Of Torture Panel’s Vote

Jerry Mahaffey was convicted decades ago of killing Dean and JoEllen Pueschel, and beating their 12-year-old son almost to death.


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Evanston Cracking Down On Crime Centered On 11 Properties

The city of Evanston is cracking down on crime centered around almost a dozen apartment buildings and houses.


Police survey the area of Boulevard Baumarchais after an attack in the French capital on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. At least 18 people were killed in a series of gun attacks across Paris, as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

Professor In Paris Won’t Change His Routine Or Stop ‘Enjoying The City’

Professor Allan Potofsky has lived in Paris for 20 years. He is a professor at the University of Paris-Diderot, and he frequently collaborates with the University of Chicago’s Paris Center.


Caitlyn Jenner attends the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

In Chicago, Caitlyn Jenner Discusses Her Transition

Jenner was in town for a fundraiser to benefit the transgender community and people with HIV.


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NW Side Street Renamed For Police Officer 40 Years After He Was Killed In The Line Of Duty

Forty years after a Chicago police officer was killed in the line of duty, the Northwest Side street where he lived will be renamed in his honor.


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Protesters March Downtown Demanding $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage

raffic came to a halt on a few downtown streets for a while Tuesday evening as a couple thousand demonstrators marched, demanding a $15–an-hour minimum wage.


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Miliary Veterans To Dedicate M60 Tank In Hegewisch Neighborhood

Military veterans in Hegewisch are dedicating an M 60 tank this weekend – and it’s been a long time in coming to the Far South Side neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.


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Non-Refundable Appointment Fee To See Santa Outrages Woodfield Mall Shopper

The holidays are returning to stores all over the Chicago area – and a Schaumburg woman says she’s had it with the escalating fees that go along with the chance to have an audience with Santa Claus.


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Chicago Looking For New Director Of Animal Care And Control

City Hall is beginning a search for a new director of the troubled Animal Care and Control, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.



Palatine School District Could Lose $6 Million In Federal Funds For Transgender Locker Room Policy

Six million dollars in federal money that the Palatine school district has been getting could be in jeopardy – now that the federal government says District 211 is violating an anti-discrimination law.


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Made In Chicago: 20th Century TV And Stereo Center

Walking into a shop on Montrose near Ashland is walking deep into the 20th Century.


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Veterinarian: Keep Pets Safe On Halloween

Chocolate and costumes could spell trouble for dogs and cats. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.


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Chicago Pumpkin Sculptor Creating Elaborate Jack-O-Lanterns In Lobby Of Intercontinental Hotel

A Pilsen artist has been spending the day sculpting pumpkins in the lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel on Michigan Avenue.



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