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.
The medical examiner has identified the victim as 90-year-old Rocco Sette.
CHICAGO (CBS) – 4,000 stair-climbers were expected at this year’s Hustle Up the Hancock to raise money for the Respiratory Health Association. Many of the climbers had very personal reasons for climbing 94 flights of [...]
An Illinois state representative who once proposed merit pay for local school council members was among the 6,000 people recently elected to LSCs in Chicago.
A Chicago woman whose son took his own life after serving in Afghanistan says her heart has been broken again – because plans have been scrapped to honor her son’s memory.
Chicago’s gay newspaper, the Windy City Times, first heard the news from its drivers and then readers that newspaper boxes were missing downtown.
Police in Racine County have arrested a suspect in the murder of Amber Creek. Her badly beaten and nearly frozen body was found near Burlington, Wis., in 1997.
There’s an arrest warrant in Kendall County for a 36-year-old former PTA treasurer wanted in the theft of $4,000 from the PTA’s accounts.
Immigration rights groups are marking the National Day of Action for Deportation Relief.
It was nine years ago today that Matt Hale of East Peoria was sentenced to 40 years in prison – convicted of soliciting the murder of a federal judge.
The Cook County State’s Attorney has been re-evaluating a 1982 murder case to see if the right man is in prison, and WBBM has learned there are developments in the case.
The lifelong friend of an Aurora nurse murdered this past weekend has set up a fund to help the woman’s three young children.
WBBM’s Steve Miller continues his series about Chicago Animal Care and Control. This is the fourth part.
Chicago Animal Care and Control receives a lot of calls; approximately 58,000 requests for service a year.
During some of the coldest days of this winter, Chicago Animal Care and Control left dozens of calls unanswered about possible inhumane treatment of pets. Overall, more than 300 such calls got no response in December an January.
CHICAGO (CBS) – During the coldest days of this winter, Chicago Animal Care and Control failed to respond to dozens of calls about possible inhumane treatment of pets. WBBM’s Steve Miller has the story. “Spike!” [...]
If there’s one thing the members of the Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band have down pat, it’s jokes about kilts.
State Senator Kirk Dillard was chief of staff for Jim Edgar when Edgar was governor of Illinois in the ’90s.
A local anti-tax group wants to defeat a referendum next week which would raise Kane County property taxes to help developmentally disabled adults.
Chicago Police have issued a community alert after a teenager was assaulted on the Northwest Side, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
This year, because of the unusually bad weather, some suburbs say it’s OK to leave those lights up for St. Patrick’s Day and beyond.