Steve 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.
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.
One of the new citizens is 31-year-old Alain Uy, who came here from the Philippines more than 20 years ago – and last year opened a restaurant, Jellyfish, on Rush Street.
A 63-year-old Carpentersville man has been sentenced to six months in jail – accused of filing official-looking documents which authorities say were anything but official.
The Chicago Archdiocese has settled another lawsuit – for millions of dollars – filed by a man who says he was abused by Father Daniel McCormack almost a decade ago.
Washington Ald. Tyler Gee said the weather means real reconstruction will be delayed for hundreds of families.
The accident occurred outside of O’Hare Terminal 1.
Fourth graders at a North Side elementary school got some floor hockey equipment today – a gift of the Chicago Blackhawks – and Hall of Famer Denis Savard was there to show the students how it’s done.
The victim in Washington is a 51-year-old man, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency tells CBS 2.
Soldier Field is getting ready for noon kickoff – and a storm that’s coming through.
Chicago is one of six American cities where Lucasfilm Ltd. is looking for young actors for the next installment of “Star Wars.”
A lot of kids may dream about running away to join the circus, but this afternoon the circus came to a 7-year-old boy in Norwood Park.
The Teamsters union – representing law enforcement officers at the Cook County Sheriff’s office – has taken out a full-page newspaper ad criticizing the sheriff’s staffing and spending priorities.
Both U.S. Senators from Illinois were at Lurie Children’s Hospital today to talk about their bill – expected to become law soon – to help schoolchildren who suffer from life-threatening allergies.
A Texas man was shot while driving in the Gold Coast neighborhood off the Magnificent Mile Saturday night.
For the first time since five women were killed at the Lane Bryant in Tinley Park, a retail store will open for business tomorrow morning – on the same site.
A Michigan man who claims he gave the FBI information on Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts has retained the services of a Chicago Law firm to help him get the $25 million reward offered by the federal government.
The mother and father of a missing 48-year-old woman from Schaumburg are asking for the public’s help in finding their daughter, who disappeared nineteen days ago, reports WBBM’S Steve Miller.
Frustrated and angry, a 19-year-old Chicago woman who had her almost-new $700 bicycle stolen this week has posted a very public note near the bike rack where the crime was committed.
Six years ago today, Stacy Peterson disappeared from her home in Bolingbrook and her family is marking the anniversary.
Friends of a Batavia teenager who committed suicide three years ago say her gravesite has been severely damaged – either accidentally or on purpose.
A sheriff’s spokesman says an inmate was injured this afternoon when a brawl broke out on a Cook County jail bus with 52 inmates on board.