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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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Protesters Outside Loop H&M Call For Living Wage For Cambodian Garment Workers

A protest was held at a store in the Loop Wednesday afternoon where demonstrators called for shops to pay more to garment workers in Cambodia who make some of the clothing that ends up here.

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Griffith riding a bicycle with his fellow soldiers from his scrapbook. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Newberry Exhibit Displays World War One Through The Eyes Of Chicagoans

A new exhibit at the Newberry Library aims to show World War One through the eyes of people from Chicago.

09/16/2014

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Karen Lewis Says Fioretti’s Candidacy Will Have ‘No Bearing’ On Her Decision

Sunday’s Mexican Independence Day parade in Little Village could feature a preview of next year’s race for mayor of Chicago.

09/14/2014

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Two Wounded In Separate Shootings On Kennedy, Dan Ryan

State Police are investigating two shootings overnight on two Chicago expressways.

09/14/2014

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Congressmen Disappointed FAA Won’t Take Another Look At O’Hare Noise Levels

“Extremely disappointing” is how three Illinois congressmen describe the FAA’s decision to NOT do another review of O’Hare noise levels.

09/11/2014

One of Chicago's most festive occasions, the Chicago Pride Parade, happened on Sunday, June 24th. With a record-breaking 850,000 people, it was a blast! Check out these photos from B96. (credit: B96 Chicago)

Alderman Says Preliminary Results Of Survey Split On Whether Or Not To Move Pride Parade Downtown

The alderman who conducted a survey on whether the gay pride parade should be moved says he has some very preliminary results.

09/11/2014

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Maywood Firefighters Allowed To Return To Work, Decal Dispute Still Unresolved

Firefighters in Maywood have filed a union grievance against the village and fire chief for demanding that they remove their own American flag and other stickers from the lockers and helmets.

09/10/2014

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Cheesie’s Restaurant Apologizes After Tweet Advertising Ray Rice “Knockout Deal”

A popular Lakeview restaurant is apologizing for a Tweet that advertised a “knockout deal” – a deal the Tweet referred to as “the Ray Rice.”

09/09/2014

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Distracted Drivers Becoming More Problematic For Emergency Vehicles As Number Of Calls Increases

Distracted drivers have always been a problem for firetrucks and ambulances that need cars to get out of the way – but because the Chicago Fire Department’s calls have being going up, the department says those distracted drivers are a bigger problem these days.

09/09/2014

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Waukegan ‘Spiritual Healer’ Apparently Leaves Town After Scamming People Out Of Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars

Waukegan Police say a woman who advertised herself as a spiritual healer has apparently skipped town – after scamming people out of tens of thousands of dollars.

09/09/2014

Ben Mocarski, 7th grader at St. Joan of Arc asking the International Space station astronaut a question. (Credit: Kiberly Clements, St. Joan of Arc)

Students At Lisle School Chat With Astronaut Aboard International Space Station

It may have been an unforgettable few minutes for 500 students at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School in Lisle, some of whom got to chat with an astronaut on the International Space Station, reports WBBM’S Steve Miller.

09/08/2014

Police at the scene of the beating of a suburban police officer who was robbed near the Museum of Science and Industry early Sunday. / photo from Network Video Productions

Off-Duty Harvey Police Officer Critically Injured In Robbery Near MSI

An off-duty Harvey police officer is in critical condition after he was beaten up during a robbery early Sunday near the Museum of Science and Industry.

09/07/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Avoids Questions On Reports FBI Is Looking Into Police-Involved Shootings

There was a litany of things for reporters to ask Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy today after he made a speech downtown – but he made a dash out of the room instead.

09/03/2014

An airport shuttle bus crashed into a concrete median on the I-190 entrance road to O'Hare International Airport on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Passenger Files Lawsuit Following O’Hare Shuttle Bus Crash

The first personal injury lawsuit has been filed – following that O’Hare shuttle bus crash last Friday which injured more than a dozen people.

09/02/2014

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Woman Claims Alderman Touched Her Breast, Shoved Her For Refusing To Remove Campaign Button

A Chicago woman says an alderman touched her breast and shoved her Monday because she refused to take off a campaign button for the candidate who’s challenging the alderman.

09/02/2014

Tammy Duckworth, Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, arrives at a World War II Memorial ceremony in March. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth Announces She’s Pregnant

Illinois Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth – an Iraq War veteran and a double amputee – has announced that she’s pregnant.

09/01/2014

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Chicago Murder Numbers Through August Lowest Since 1963

The city of Chicago closed the first eight months of 2014 with the fewest murder to date, since 1963.

09/01/2014

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Police: 18-Month-Old Girl Thrown From Car

Chicago Police say a man is in custody for throwing his girlfriend’s 18-month-old daughter out a car window on a South Side street early Monday morning.

09/01/2014

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Kids Get Free Back-To-School Haircuts At Gresham Police Station

For the third straight year, the Gresham Police District at 78th and Halsted is the place for free back-to-school haircuts – and some free advice on life.

08/31/2014

Authorities investigate after a homeless man was fatally beaten in Logan Square on Saturday night. / photo from Network Video Productions

Homeless Man Beaten To Death By Two Men In Logan Square Alley

Chicago Police say two men got out of a car in the 1900 block of North Ridgeway at 10:50 p.m. and attacked the man in the alley. Neighbors say it was a black car.

08/31/2014

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