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.
An Arlington Heights man was being held on $1 million bail in Wisconsin, charged with killing his estranged wife with a hatchet, after she had fled to Mount Pleasant to stay with friends who offered her shelter from her husband. The murder brings to mind the story of another woman who was kidnapped in Racine County in 2004.
Chicago police confirm they’ve been dealing with those unwelcome intruders at the Public Safety Building at 35th and Michigan.
An Arlington Heights woman was slain in southern Wisconsin on Wednesday night, and her estranged husband has been taken into custody.
Police in Calumet City say they don’t expect charges against a bakery owner who shot a robber seven times – after the robber threatened the owner Tuesday with what turned out to be a fake gun.
A man suspected of robbing a bank Friday morning and leading police on a car chase through the south suburbs before fatally shooting himself has been identified as a former lieutenant with the Atlanta Police Department.
Burglars have hit another Louis Vuitton store in the suburbs, two months after a similar smash-and-grab at the Vuitton store in Oakbrook netted $120,000 in high-end bags and merchandise for the culprits.
Police in Batavia are searching for a man they say pocketed a $100 bill that was dropped by a customer ahead of him at a gas station.
An update on a story WBBM reported this morning – about possessions that were lost in the tornado a year ago.
One Year Later, Chicago-Area Woman Continues Work To Reunite People With Items Lost In Washington Tornado
It was a year ago tomorrow when a tornado devastated the town of Washington, Illinois and a woman who’d never heard of the town before the tornado has devoted this year to helping reunite people with their lost possessions.
The Morton Grove family of an SIU student who died last February says they will file a complaint with the federal government over the police handling of the case.
As WBBM’s Steve Miller reports, state police say the boy’s father fell asleep at the wheel.
What’s the holdup? That’s what members of a community group are asking the Chicago Park District.
A woman ticketed in Chicago this summer for indecent exposure has now filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
The family of a young Naperville woman killed as she walked her dog Sunday evening is now taking legal action.
The Lake County state’s attorney has determined that Highland Park police were justified when they shot and killed an armed man inside a hospital last week – but the man’s father tells WBBM he still has a lot of questions.
Five days after the Chicago Roman Catholic Archdiocese released more documents related to allegations of abuse by priests, lawyers representing past victims say the archdiocese has excluded a lot.
Naperville Police say a 22-year-old woman was killed last night – as she was walking across the street with her dog.
On the sidewalk, you’d never hear a self-balancing unicycle coming, but you’d see it.
The Shedd Aquarium is raising a sea otter pup that was abandoned by her mother about five weeks ago off the California coast – about an hour south of San Francisco.
Defendant Ford Motor Co. said in a statement that it is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and that it takes reports of harassment and discrimination seriously.