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.
Illinois regulators have suspended the license of a suburban Chicago doctor who allegedly gives young patients modified vaccinations containing cat saliva and vodka.
Odd items are being dumped in a Kane County drop box designed for disposal of leftover pills.
The medical examiner says the 28-year-old suffered multiple stab and incise wounds.
The call came in just after noon, about a man who had jumped the railing along the Montrose Avenue bridge on the Chicago River. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Matt’s Cookies have been serving up ‘just like homemade’ cookies in Chicago’s northern suburb of Wheeling for more than 40 years.
Vanessa Kolpak, 21, was in the South Tower of the World Trade Center 15 years ago.
Last summer, Ald. Brian Miller says, when a juvenile was stopped for not having a light, he got upset and police charged the teen with resisting arrest. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Authorities say a 21-year-old student was pulled off the street and forced to withdraw cash from ATMs last week, before being released.
Authorities are investigating following the latest intrusion on the police radio. A spate of similar incidents occurred earlier this year.
A Ravenswood family posts a sign on the fence in front of their home, after being targeted by a bicycle thief a couple of weeks ago.
Monsignor Richard Zborowski said it took two days to pick up the pieces after thieves pillaged the rectory at St. Thomas More Church.
The state board of elections does not have any voters’ credit card information or financial records, says General Counsel Ken Menzel.
Joseph Slavik will fly to Washington, courtesy of VNC Honor Flight of Northern and Western Illinois.
A woman is reunited with doctors and nurses at Advocate Christ Medical Center who saved her life 10 years ago. Now, she’s a nurse there.
These inmates have little to lose and act out in hazardous ways. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
A Harvey park commissioner says he has a solution to the controversy over the naming of a park, which now honors him instead of the late civil rights activist Medgar Evers.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office says the mayor supports the new head of Animal Care and Control, despite an alderman’s questions about leadership and treatment of animals at the Southwest Side facility.
The obstetrics unit at a south suburban hospital has still not reopened after a rabid bat was found there almost two weeks ago.
It’s been a week since Daphne, the 14-pound Yorkie Peekapoo, disappeared from the Hanover Park Animal Care Center.
A woman who once lived at Phillip Keefe’s Avondale residence has no claim to the property. That hasn’t stopped her from filing court papers.