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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Relative Of Chicago Woman Killed In Ecuador Earthquake

Chicago’s consul general of Ecuador says at least one person here lost a family member in the earthquake.


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Pregnant Illinois Woman Tests Positive For Zika Virus

The Illinois Department of Public Health says another pregnant woman has tested positive for the Zika virus.


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Burglars Hit Lakeview Apartment Building After Fire

Residents of a Lakeview apartment house were hit by two blows over the weekend: First their building was devastated by fire and then their units were burglarized.


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Landmarks Illinois Releases Annual List Of Endangered Historic Places

The preservation group Landmarks Illinois is out with its “Most Endangered Historic Places” list for this year.



62-Year-Old Suburban Man Planning To Hike Appalachian Trail Two Years After Heart Transplant

A 62-year-old Carpentersville man who had a heart transplant at Loyola two years ago is now going to try something he believes no other heart transplant recipient has ever done.


Rescue crews use construction equipment to dig into Mount Baldy to find 6-year-old Nathan Woessner, who ended up buried 11 feet under the sand dune on July 12, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Mount Baldy To Remain Closed For Summer

Mount Baldy, the Indiana sand dune which has been closed since 2013 when a boy was trapped in a hole for hours, will be closed for at least one more season.


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Tenth Case Of Zika Virus Confirmed In Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health says this latest Zika case is a female who is not pregnant.


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Republican Party Sign In Chicago’s Lincoln Park Spells Trouble

It’s smack on the side of a building. A psychologist tenant says he’s wrongly being identified with the local GOP establishment. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.


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Lake County Biologists Say Re-Introduced Frog Species Appears To Be Doing Well

This is the start of wildlife monitoring season in the Lake County Forest Preserves and so far biologists near Libertyville have discovered some signs that a re-introduced species may be doing all right.


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Three Girls Arrested After Brawl Erupts At Evanston Township High School

No one was injured from the fight, which occurred after students returned fresh from spring break.


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Made In Chicago: Busy Beaver Button Company

Christen Carter is the owner of the Busy Beaver Button Company.


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Sex Workers Rally In Downtown Chicago

The group was there in part to show support for Alisha Walker, the prostitute convicted of killing a Brother Rice teacher in a transaction gone bad in 2014.


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This Year’s NFL Draft Town To Feature Ferris Wheel In Grant Park

The NFL unveiled some of its plans for what will be Draft Town in Grant Park.

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Judge Allows Alstory Simon’s Lawsuit Against Northwestern, Former Jounalism Professor To Proceed

A lawsuit against Northwestern University and a former journalism professor is being allowed to proceed – according to a federal judge’s ruling Tuesday.


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Two 16 Year Olds Charged In Des Plaines Armed Robberies

Des Plaines Police say two 16-year-olds are charged in a string of armed robberies.



Modern Viking Ship To Sail From Norway To Chicago For Tall Ships Festival

In about a month, a modern-day version of a Viking ship will leave Norway for a 3,000-mile trip to arrive in Chicago on July 27 in time for the Tall Ships Festival, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.


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Chicago Public Schools Making Arrangements For Students When Teachers Walk

Forrest Claypool, the CEO of CPS, says the system will have at least 250 sites open next week where students can go.


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Pet Snakes, Geckos Found Living In ‘Horrifying’ Conditions In Winnetka Home

(CBS) — The Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital is trying to save the lives of pet snakes and geckos that arrived this week and the staff says it’s one of the worst cases of animal cruelty […]


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After Death Of 20-Year-Old Cook County Jail Inmate, Mother Wants Answers

The mother of a 20-year-old Chicago area man is demanding answers – following her son’s death over the weekend while he was in Cook County Jail.


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Police Investigating Another Incident Of Racial Slurs Heard On CPD Radio Frequency

Racial slurs were heard again on a Chicago Police radio Tuesday afternoon.




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