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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Doctor Concocts His Own Vaccines With Cat Saliva, Vodka

Illinois regulators have suspended the license of a suburban Chicago doctor who allegedly gives young patients modified vaccinations containing cat saliva and vodka.

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Odd Items Dumped In A Prescription Pill Drop Box

Odd items are being dumped in a Kane County drop box designed for disposal of leftover pills.


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Victim In Stabbing Death Was Trans Woman, Says Friend Who Wants Police To Make Case A Priority

The medical examiner says the 28-year-old suffered multiple stab and incise wounds.


Chicago Police Officer Fernando Flores (WBBM/Steve Miller)

Chicago Cop Among First-Responders Who Save Suicidal Man

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.


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Made In Chicago: Matt’s Cookies

Matt’s Cookies have been serving up ‘just like homemade’ cookies in Chicago’s northern suburb of Wheeling for more than 40 years.


The Tribute in Light illuminates the sky in New York on September 11, 2013 on the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The tribute, an art installation of the Municipal Art Society, consists of 88 searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center creating two vertical columns of light in remembrance of the 2001 attacks. (TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Woman Who Perished On Sept. 11 To Be Remembered In Niles

Vanessa Kolpak, 21, was in the South Tower of the World Trade Center 15 years ago.


Close up of a bicycle's light at the vintage bicycle market a day before L'Eroica retro cycling race on October 6, 2012 near Gaiole in Chianti. More than 5500 competitors from all over the world, wearing vintage cycling jerseys, will take part in L'Eroica, a retro cycling race through the 'Strade Bianche', the gravel roads of the Chianti area of Tuscany. (AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT )

Evanston Alderman Has Second Thoughts About Bicycle-Light Mandate

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.


Abeet Ramos (DuPage County Sheriff's Department)

Suspect Charged In Kidnapping Of Wheaton College Student, 2 Others At Large

Authorities say a 21-year-old student was pulled off the street and forced to withdraw cash from ATMs last week, before being released.


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Racial Slurs Resurface On Police Radio

Authorities are investigating following the latest intrusion on the police radio. A spate of similar incidents occurred earlier this year.


'Please Bring Our Bikes Back' sign child posts after thief stole his bike. (CBS)

Ravenswood Boy Makes Sign After Thief Stole His Bike

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.


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South Side Pastor’s Home Ransacked; TVs And Computers Stolen

Monsignor Richard Zborowski said it took two days to pick up the pieces after thieves pillaged the rectory at St. Thomas More Church.


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Illinois Election Official Downplays Impact Of Records Hack

The state board of elections does not have any voters’ credit card information or financial records, says General Counsel Ken Menzel.


Joseph Slavik, 103, (center) will fly to Washington, courtesy of VNC Honor Flight of Northern and Western Illinois. | Steve Miller

103-Year-Old Veteran Takes Honor Flight Thursday

Joseph Slavik will fly to Washington, courtesy of VNC Honor Flight of Northern and Western Illinois.



Nurse Returns To Work At Hospital That Saved Her Life

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.


The Division 9 section of Cook County Jail. (WBBM/Steve Miller)

Cook County Jail Dilemma: How To Deal With ‘Savage Life’ Gang

These inmates have little to lose and act out in hazardous ways. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.


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Feathers Ruffled Over Renaming Of Medgar Evers Park In Harvey

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.


Animal Care and Control Facility. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Backs Animal Control Boss Amid Questions In Dog’s Death

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.


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Another Bat Found, OB Unit Delays Reopening

The obstetrics unit at a south suburban hospital has still not reopened after a rabid bat was found there almost two weeks ago.


A Hanover Park family is searching cfor Daphne, the 14-pound Yorkie Peekapoo that disappeared from the Hanover Park Animal Care Center. | Kristy Blocker

Hanover Park Family’s Yorkie Disappears From Area Pet Boarding Center

It’s been a week since Daphne, the 14-pound Yorkie Peekapoo, disappeared from the Hanover Park Animal Care Center.


Phillip Keefe (Steve Miller/WBBM)

Chicago Property Owner Hit With Fifth Bogus Eviction Notice

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.



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