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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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.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2016

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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.

03/29/2016

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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.

03/28/2016

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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.

03/26/2016

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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.

03/24/2016

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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 […]

03/23/2016

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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.

03/23/2016

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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.

03/22/2016

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Missing Romeoville Woman Found Safe

A 29-year-old woman who had been missing three days after failing to show up for work is back home safe with her family.

03/22/2016

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Family’s Search Continues For Missing Lakefront Jogger

Jessica Suarez, 21, has been missing since Feb. 25.

03/18/2016

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Condo Residents Have Been Without Elevator Service, Lights In Common Areas For Days

Eighty-seven-year-old Joyce Walker is trying to deal with the hardships. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

03/17/2016

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“Zombie” Raccoons Could Spread Distemper To Your Dogs

If you see raccoons in the forest preserves – or in your neighborhood – acting like zombies, your dog’s health might already be in jeopardy.

03/17/2016

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Authorities: Waukegan Man Tells 9-1-1 Dispatcher ‘I Just Killed 19 Students’

A Waukegan man has been charged after authorities say he called 9-1-1 and told the dispatcher, “I just killed 19 students.”

03/16/2016

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Berwyn Man Stalked Riverside Teacher For 14 Years: Police

A 36-year-old Berwyn man is being held on $750,000 bond, accused of stalking a west suburban teacher for more than a decade.

03/11/2016

A group of volunteers helps cull harmful plants from an oak forest in Kane County. (courtesy: Jay Womack)

Geneva Man Helps Restore Kane County Forest Preserve

More volunteers are needed, WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

03/11/2016

Police on the scene of an auto body shop in Joliet where two people were found. (CBS)

Person Of Interest Questioned In Joliet Double Murder At Auto Shop

The bodies of 48-year-old Michael Oram Sr. and 43-year-old Jamie Wills were found in the auto shop in Joliet Wednesday morning.

03/10/2016

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Motorists To 9-1-1: There’s A Car Driving Around With A Tree In Its Grille

Now we know what other drivers were saying shortly before a Schaumburg woman was pulled over by Roselle police. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

03/10/2016

Police on the scene of an auto body shop in Joliet where two people were found. (CBS)

Two Found Dead In Joliet Auto Shop

Police in Joliet are investigating after two people were found dead inside an auto shop Wednesday.

03/09/2016

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Former State Treasurer’s Office Employee Suing Dan Rutherford Claims Others Complained Of Sexual Harassment

The former state treasurer’s office employee who is suing Dan Rutherford says he was not the only one who was harassed.

03/09/2016

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First Perennials Blooming At Lurie Garden In Millennium Park

The first few perennials are blooming across the five acres of the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park.

03/08/2016

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