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.

Firefighters battled a blaze at a home in Mundelein, after an apparent explosion around noon on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Argument Preceded Mundelein House Explosion, Fire

Police in Mundelein say a house explosion last Friday which killed a man and critically injured another – may have been no accident.

01/05/2015

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Cyclist’s Bike Stolen At Police Station While Reporting iPhone Theft

A Chicago man might think twice the next time he goes into a police station to report something as stolen.

01/05/2015

Sandhill Crane Migration

Annual Audubon Bird Count Makes Unusual Sightings

This season’s annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, which continues through Monday, already has produced some interesting numbers.

01/02/2015

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NW Indiana Man Searching For Author Of Love Letter After It Lands In Yard Attached To Balloons

A Northwest Indiana man would like to find the author of a letter – a love letter attached to helium-filled balloons that just happened to drift into his yard on Christmas Eve.

12/31/2014

New Year's Eve is the biggest day of the year  for Doolins Amusement. (Credit: Doolins Amusement)

Business Ballooning For River West Party Supply Store On NYE

This is the biggest day of the year for Doolin’s, the River West party supply store founded in the 1950s.

12/31/2014

A Megabus was involved in an accident on the Indiana Toll Road. (Credit: CBS)

Megabus Involved In Accident On Indiana Toll Road

A Megabus en route to Indianapolis from Chicago was involved in a crash on the Indiana Toll Road Tuesday afternoon.

12/30/2014

Orland Park firefighters work to rescue a man who fell 12 feet down a sewer. (Credit: Orland Park Fire District)

Man Who Fell Into Orland Park Sewer: “I’m About 12 Feet Below The Ground”

Calls for help from at least 12 feet below ground; authorities have released the audio from a call to 911 made by a man who fell through a manhole into a sewer in the south suburbs on Saturday evening.

12/30/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Ravenswood home.  (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy Reviewing Emanuel Home Security Detail After Mugging

Ten days after Mayor Emanuel’s 17-year-old son was mugged a few houses down and across the street from his Ravenswood home, the police superintendent says he will be reviewing the security detail outside the residence.

12/29/2014

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Police: Man Arrested After Pulling Out Gun In Police Station Parking Lot

Chicago Police say they arrested a man who pulled a gun on the parking lot of a police station this morning.

12/29/2014

Chicago police say these four suspects took part in a Dec. 7 robbery on the Red Line. (Chicago Police)

Guardian Angels Hand Out Flyers Of Red Line Robbery Suspects

The Guardian Angels have been passing out fliers at the Garfield CTA Red Line stop – fliers that show photos of the four young men believed to have robbed and beaten a 21-year-old man on the Red Line three weeks ago.

12/28/2014

Rescue crews on scene where the man fell into the manhole. | Photo from Network Video Productions

Man Rescued After Falling 20 Feet Down Sewer, Calling 911

“Amazing” is what the chief of the Orland Fire Protection District calls the rescue of a man who fell into a sewer Saturday evening.

12/28/2014

At least two Chicago Police officers were hurt in a crash late Saturday in Portage Park. / photo from Network Video Productions

Two Chicago Police Officers Hurt In NW Side Crash

Two Chicago police officers have been hurt in a collision on the Northwest Side and police say a 30-year-old man has been ticketed for causing the accident.

12/28/2014

Workers remove a poster-banner for "The Interview" from a billboard in Hollywood. (Michael Thurston/AFP/Getty Images)

Suburban Movie Theater To Show “The Interview” Starting On Christmas Day

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that the movie, “The Interview” will get a limited release starting on Christmas Day and as WBBM’s Steve Miller reports, at least one Chicago area theatre is showing “The Interview.”

12/23/2014

An automated external defibrillator device that will be installed on a Metra train. (Credit: CBS)

Spin Instructor Saved By Students After Heart Attack

A south suburban spin instructor was recuperating after heart bypass surgery; and two people in his spin class, along with a personal trainer, were credited with helping save his life last week.

12/23/2014

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Man Charged With Striking Illinois State Trooper, DUI

Illinois State Police say a trooper had to go to a hospital early Sunday morning after he was struck in the face by a driver stopped for suspicion of DUI.

12/21/2014

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Grocery Store Gives Ailing Woman Early Christmas Gift

(CBS) – A 68-year-old Chicago woman says her neighborhood grocery store helped her out in a big way this past weekend by surprising her—and paying for everything in her shopping cart—and now she says she […]

12/18/2014

A map on the Chicago City Clerk's website lays out all of the residential parking zones in the city -- more than 1,400 of them. (Credit: Chicago City Clerk)

Clerk’s Website Helping City Drivers Navigate Residential Parking Zones

If you’ve ever been confused by Chicago’s residential parking system, or gotten a ticket when you parked on a zoned street, City Clerk Susana Mendoza hopes you’ll appreciate a new addition to her website.

12/18/2014

Demario Bailey. (Credit: johnson College Prep)

Aunt Of Two Suspects In Teen’s Murder: “They Were Not Raised Like This”

The great aunt of two of the suspects charged with killing an honor roll student during a mugging last week said her nephews were good boys growing up, and she hopes, whatever happens with the case, her nephews can be shown mercy.

12/18/2014

Patrick Crawford. (Credit Facebook)

Meteorologist, NIU Grad Shot In Parking Lot Near Waco TV Station

A TV meteorologist – educated at NIU – has been shot and wounded in the station’s parking lot near Waco, Texas.

12/17/2014

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Man Recuperating After Being Rescued By Coast Guard From Uninhabited Island In Bahamas

A 39-year-old man with ties to Illinois is recuperating at a Key West, Florida, hospital – after being rescued last night from a small island in the Bahamas.

12/16/2014

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