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.
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About two dozen sex workers and their advocates demonstrated at Daley Plaza Wednesday afternoon, calling for decriminalization of the sex trade.
If you don’t return a book after six weeks, you essentially will have to buy it. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Bow Truss has closed all 10 of its Chicago coffee shops. The owner says he’s trying to see his way through “this interesting situation.”
For the past several weeks, the village of Oswego has been hit by a graffiti tagger. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
The public comment period officially ended Monday for the city’s plan to start replacing 270,000 outdated streetlights with LED lights.
It was just over 10 years ago that 19-year-old Jesse Ross disappeared in Chicago.
Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim — who was not in office when William Carini was convicted — says the forensic evidence does not match Carini.
Naples Bakery started in 1919 in Englewood before moving to Evergreen Park in the 1960s. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Martin Daniels of Chicago, 52, is suspected in a string of thefts to cars, stealing from unlocked vehicles and taking everything from iPhones to pocket change.
Forty thousand dollars will go to the EpiPen initiative in DuPage County, money raised by the Annie LeGere Foundation. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
The newly hired interim head of the Bensenville Park District is Joe Vallez – who has worked for the North Berwyn, Marengo and Justice park districts.
The Teen Learning Lab — a program for about 400 teenagers in the Chicago area — has “upcycled” T-shirts into dog toys. WBBM’s Steve Miller explains.
Aldi says it’s closing the store Dec. 24. Elected officials say that will create a “food desert” because Aldi is the last supermarket in town.
A surviving juror says she now believes Chester Weger did not kill three women in 1961. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
It happened in broad daylight at a 12-unit condo building in Wicker Park. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
For nearly four years, Dorothy Spourdalakis has been in jail after drugging her 14-year-old severely autistic son and then stabbing him to death.
McHenry County’s state’s attorney-elect said prosecutors are investigating a traffic stop by a Woodstock police officer who has now resigned – a traffic stop where the officer said one thing and the dashcam audio showed another.
He also started a Go Fund Me page to help the downstate couple pay for their medicines. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
A bur oak tree which stood in DuPage County for 250 years is gone.