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.

Karolina and Bill Hogueisson (Family Photo)

Good Samaritans Save Suicidal Man Sitting In Middle Of Busy Street

A couple on their way to work Friday stopped to help a man sitting in the middle of busy Cicero Avenue, but little did they know, they had already him.


A 1988 Yugo, made in the former Yugoslavia (Serbfest/Facebook)

Want A Chance To Win A Yugo? Serbfest Has You Covered

What’s a Yugo, you ask? WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller takes us back to a simpler time.


Che Hearn (Round Lake Beach Police)

Meet The World’s Most ‘Unlucky Thief,’ Round Lake Beach Police Say

What goes around comes around in Round Lake Beach. Repo men grabbed the vehicle of a Zion resident who allegedly was inside a Walmart trying to steal electronics.


Guy Gorney of Manhattan, Illinois posing with a lion he killed in Zimbabwe. (Credit: Guy Gorney)

Outrage Over Lion’s Death Not Going To Deter Suburban Hunter

The Facebook page of 60-year-old Guy Gorney shows him straddling one of the two lions he killed in Zimbabwe.


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Students, Parents Demonstrate Against CPS Plan To Move Back Start Time At More Than 80 Schools

A few dozen students and parents demonstrated at Daley Plaza – upset with the Chicago Public Schools plan to change the start time this fall at more than 80 schools.



Man Killed After Being Hit By Two Trucks In McHenry County

A 41-year-old man from Johnsburg, Illinois, is dead after being hit by two trucks in McHenry County Tuesday morning.


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New Evidence Could Shed Light On Murder Of Nicole Bowers 15 Years Ago

It was August 3, 2000, when 17-year-old Nicole Bowers disappeared from her mother’s home near Morris.


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Robbers Swipe Bags Of Jewelry From Woman In Glenview

A woman was slightly hurt this morning in a motel parking lot, as three robbers got away with bags of jewelry.


Close up of bees on Jackson Street bridge. (CBS/Steve Miller)

Relax! Loop Honeybee Cluster Is Just A Non-Aggressive Royal Escort

These clumping critters are minding their own beeswax, WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.


Blue Frog's Local 22 owner John Reed and his wife Kelly stand in front of their bar, where sidewalk seating has been blocked by scaffolding erected by the condominium association that shares the building. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

River North Bar Plans To Continue Lawsuit Against Condo Owners Saying Scaffolding Hurt Business

The owner of a bar and restaurant in River North is going ahead with a lawsuit against his upstairs neighbors, even though scaffolding the neighbors put up several months ago is now down.


Rasheed Martin. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Rasheed Martin Denied Bail In Murder Of Seven-Year-Old Amari Brown

Martin, 20, was arrested in northern Wisconsin and extradited to Cook County.


Abortion opponent Brother Nathan Ford. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Anti-Abortion Demonstrators Rally Outside Downtown Planned Parenthood Offices

About 125 anti-abortion demonstrators rallied on Michigan Avenue at noon in front of the offices of Planned Parenthood.


John Trout.  (Credit Fremd HS Class of '75.)

Fremd Alumni Start Scholarship Fund To Honor Bullied Classmate

The alumni from Palatine’s Fremd High School, Class of ’75, have started a scholarship fund to honor a classmate who was bullied 40 years ago.


Kane County Coroner Launches Review Of Past Cases

Bob Russell has been under fire for his office’s spending.


Heriberto Godinez Jr.  (Family provided photo.)

Attorney For Family Of Man Who Died In Chicago Police Custody Believes Cops Killed Him

It was Monday when 24-year-old Heriberto Godinez died in police custody and this afternoon the lawyer for Godinez’s family says he thinks Chicago Police killed him.


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Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies Find Raw Sewage, Graffiti After Eviction At Batavia Home

Sheriff’s deputies are accustomed to finding homes in all sorts of shape after people are evicted, but they say one Batavia home topped them all.


The turtle is most likely in search of a mate. (Credit: Emmylou Studier)

Blanding’s Turtle Missing From DeKalb Forest Preserve

It may be the last of its kind in DeKalb County: a turtle that’s classified as threatened in Illinois is missing from a DeKalb forest preserve.


Sandra Bland (Source: Facebook)

Texas Sheriff: Jail Should Have Checked On Chicago-Area Woman In Her Final Moments

Waller County Sheriff R. Glenn Smith says he understands why Sandra Bland’s family wants answers, but added he thinks an investigation will bolster the initial determination the woman committed suicide.


A Chicago firefighter demonstrates using an eDRAULIC Jaws of Life. (Credit:

Chicago Fire Department Shows Off New eDRAULIC Jaws Of Life

The Chicago Fire Department is showing off its new “Jaws of Life” – which officials say are lighter, more versatile and more powerful than what they’ve been using, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.


20 Years Ago Today, Deadly Heat Wave Gripped Chicago

Twenty years ago today, Chicago was in the middle of a heat wave that killed more than 730 people over five days.