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 Chicago Urban League is asking the federal government to investigate the Chicago Police.
Thanksgiving has always been a popular time to travel, but where are all those people actually going?
The Skokie Fire Department says the car ran through the glass and hit a cooler.
Maher Khalil, 28, is an American citizen. He owns a pizza place in Philadelphia and had been visiting family and friends here in Chicago.
The trees were meant to honor a family’s father and grandfather.
A coalition of organizations that help refugees coming into Illinois is calling on Governor Rauner to change his mind – and welcome Syrian refugees.
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.
Jerry Mahaffey was convicted decades ago of killing Dean and JoEllen Pueschel, and beating their 12-year-old son almost to death.
The city of Evanston is cracking down on crime centered around almost a dozen apartment buildings and houses.
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.
Jenner was in town for a fundraiser to benefit the transgender community and people with HIV.
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.
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.
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.
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.
City Hall is beginning a search for a new director of the troubled Animal Care and Control, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
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.
Walking into a shop on Montrose near Ashland is walking deep into the 20th Century.
Chocolate and costumes could spell trouble for dogs and cats. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
A Pilsen artist has been spending the day sculpting pumpkins in the lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel on Michigan Avenue.