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.
Chicago’s consul general of Ecuador says at least one person here lost a family member in the earthquake.
The Illinois Department of Public Health says another pregnant woman has tested positive for the Zika virus.
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.
The preservation group Landmarks Illinois is out with its “Most Endangered Historic Places” list for this year.
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.
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.
The Illinois Department of Public Health says this latest Zika case is a female who is not pregnant.
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.
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.
No one was injured from the fight, which occurred after students returned fresh from spring break.
Christen Carter is the owner of the Busy Beaver Button Company.
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.
The NFL unveiled some of its plans for what will be Draft Town in Grant Park.
A lawsuit against Northwestern University and a former journalism professor is being allowed to proceed – according to a federal judge’s ruling Tuesday.
Des Plaines Police say two 16-year-olds are charged in a string of armed robberies.
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.
Forrest Claypool, the CEO of CPS, says the system will have at least 250 sites open next week where students can go.
(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 […]
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.
Racial slurs were heard again on a Chicago Police radio Tuesday afternoon.