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 mayor of the north suburb says the local government has the power, legally. WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports.
The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence has said 60 percent of all the guns used in crimes in Chicago come from outside Illinois.
One overnight customer at an Indiana White Castle left with an electric napkin dispenser worth $700. WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports.
A few dozen people have complained about an odor like gas or paint thinner, the local alderman says.
Some flame-throwing fans scored big, others not so much. WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller was there.
The latest weapon was seized early Wednesday morning, WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports.
There were flowers, dozens of flowers, a candle and a police badge, among the items seen Wednesday.
Priests and nuns with the Chicago Archdiocese say about 80 people have signed up to fast as a show of support for Dreamers.
Seven years ago, 20 inches of snow turned North Lake Shore Drive into a parking lot. Up to 10 inches is expected overnight.
The message: Don’t tell the cops or her family would be harmed. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
A 27-year-old west suburban man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Chicago-based social service provider, because he said, their negligence contributed to the death of his 9-month-old daughter.
Some 2,500 sex buyers thought they were chatting with prostitutes Ariel, Brook or Cari. But these were really software programs.
Many challenges are in progress and cannot be resolved by Thursday of next week, when early voting is scheduled to begin, a board of elections spokesperson says.
Christian Hannah, 26, is charged with reckless homicide in the death of a tollway worker on the job last September in Alsip.
Born in Poland — but in the U.S. since he was 5 years old — Lukasz Niec has been a medical doctor practicing in Kalamazoo, Mich. for more than a decade.
“It was an unfortunate choice of words, and I’m sorry for any consternation it caused,” Blair Garber tells WBBM Newsradio.
Family and friends of Miguel Perez hope a requested pardon from Gov. Bruce Rauner would prevent the feds from deporting Perez to Mexico.
A Northern Illinois University professor has come up with a way to predict when and where hail might fall, well in advance.
CPS has not provided qualified foreign-language interpreters for the parents of those children, a new lawsuit claims.
Whether or not you’ll be able to see this rare event isn’t clear, given the cloudy forecast. WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports.