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.

Dr. Earl Cheng. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Parents Of Intersex Children Faced With Difficult Question

It is the first question people ask new parents. But as WBBM’s Steve Miller reports, for one birth in 4,500, there is no clear answer: Is it a boy or a girl?

02/09/2015

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Woman Who Fought For Same-Sex Marriage In Indiana Dies Of Cancer

A 38-year-old Munster, Indiana, woman who led the way last year for legalizing same-sex marriage in Indiana has died of ovarian cancer.

02/08/2015

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Super Sunday Surprise For Hammond Woman: A New Kidney

A 40-year-old Hammond woman got good news and bad news on Super Bowl Sunday; and the good news more than made up for the bad.

02/05/2015

Relatives of Jordanian Air Force pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh, who crashed in Syria with a F-16, carry posters with his portrait and a slogan reading in Arabic, 'we are all Maaz', (Credit: HALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

Cousin Of Jordanian Pilot Murdered By ISIS Planning Vigil In Bridgeview

A Jordanian American here in Chicago is the cousin of the pilot who was killed by ISIS and he says he and other Jordanians are planning a vigil and demonstration in Bridgeview on Friday evening

02/04/2015

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Sign On Dibs Chair In Lakeview Warns Parkers Their Car Will Be Keyed For Taking Spot

In Lakeview, claiming dibs on a parking spot has taken a slightly hostile turn.

02/03/2015

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Morton Grove Police Making Progress In Finding Driver In Fatal Hit-And-Run

It has been three weeks since an 86-year-old Morton Grove man was killed in a hit-and-run crash not far from his home – and now police say they are making some progress in the investigation.

02/02/2015

Jeffrey Morowczynski. (Credit: Orland Park Police)

Ex Orland Park Teacher, Coach Accused Of Having Sex With Former Student

Another former teacher in the Orland Park schools has been accused of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, the second in less than a week.

01/28/2015

Albertson's-brand Baby Basics diapers sit on a grocery store shelf.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

State Senator Sandoval Calls For Lowering Tax Rate On Diapers

A state senator from Chicago says he wants to give families a break and lower the tax rate on diapers.

01/28/2015

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Injured Trooper’s Family Seeks More Serious Charges Against Trucker

The family of an Illinois State Police trooper who was severely injured last year in a crash that also killed a tollway worker has demanded more serious charges against the trucker blamed for the wreck.

01/27/2015

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Late For Work Because Of The CTA? Pick Up A Train Delay Notice Slip

The CTA says operations are largely back to normal tonight after switching problems caused significant delays on nearly all of its lines this morning and made thousands of people late for work, school or other appointments.

01/26/2015

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Elderly Woman Found Dead In Barrington House Fire

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

01/26/2015

More than 2,500 people climbed the stairs at the Aon Center Sunday to raise money for Lurie Children's Hospital. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Thousands Climb Aon Center Stairs To Benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital

More than 2,500 people have been climbing the 1,643 steps to the top of the Aon Center Sunday to benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital. Some did it more than once.

01/25/2015

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Suburban Teenager Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Brother

A teenager is being held – accused of stabbing his older brother to death Wednesday morning in South Chicago Heights.

01/21/2015

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State Disbars 6 Attorneys, Disciplines 17 Others

A Chicago lawyer, Jordan Lee Margolis, was accused of forging clients’ names and misappropriating more than $1 million.

01/21/2015

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Cook Co. Commissioner Calls For Inspector General To Examine Animal And Rabies Control Department

Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey wants the inspector general to look into practices of the county Animal and Rabies Control Department, which he calls “fractured and unregulated.”

01/19/2015

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Police Investigating Vandalism Of DuSable Bust Near Michigan Ave. Bridge

Police are investigating the vandalism of a bust of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, the Haitian-born man who’s credited as the founder of Chicago, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

01/19/2015

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Missing Suburban Man Kyle Cuchna Found Safe

A 21-year-old north suburban man who is bipolar and disappeared more than a week ago has been found safe.

01/18/2015

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Kirk: U.S. Needs To Do Everything Possible To Make Sure Radicals Have Got “No Chance In Chicago”

Senator Kirk is in Pennsylvania at a retreat for the House and Senate and tells WBBM the alleged plot to attack the U.S. Capitol is on people’s minds there.

01/14/2015

Memorial for French victims at Chicago Loop Synagogue. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Loop Synagogue Holds Ceremony Remembering Victims Of Paris Attacks

A few hundred people gathered at the Chicago Loop Synagogue Wednesday at noon for a service to remember the victims of the attacks in France last week.

01/14/2015

Former Chicago mayor Richard Daley leaves Northwestern Memorial Hospital, after treatment for an undisclosed illness in early February. (Credit: CBS)

Despite Speech Cancellation, Family Friend Says Daley Hasn’t Suffered Health Setback

We are learning a little more about former Mayor Richard Daley – and his cancellation of a speech at a Grand Rapids, Michigan, college.

01/13/2015

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