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.
An iPhone case that looks like a gun is getting a thumbs-down from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
A west suburban man has been charged with head-butting a Metra conductor on a train Monday night after refusing to pay his fare.
A 73-year-old widower in Elgin says he feels like he’s grieving all over again – now that a burglar has stolen the box with his wife’s cremated remains.
It has been 14 years since the disappearance of the two Bradley sisters – and today their great aunt is talking about why the family is still holding prayer vigils on the anniversary, year after year.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is being accused of bullying, by the attorney for the father of the seven-year-old boy killed on the 4th of July.
As you approach the front door of City Service Taxi at Peterson and Rockwell, you see the front windows are plastered with security camera stills of a woman who stole some flowering plants from outside.
A South Side alderman calls it a “cancer” on his community: An anti-government group illegally moving into homes in foreclosure, and now two of the four men charged have been arrested.
As the nation prepares for the Independence Day holiday, Honor Flight Chicago will be taking another group of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. Tuesday to see the memorial that honors them.
The Edgewater Historical Society was founded in 1988.
The North Siders have not had fireworks at Wrigley Field. Until now, that is, says Cubs spokesman Julian Green.
Volo Auto Museum Will Continue To Display Confederate Flag Emblazoned General Lee Car From Dukes Of Hazzard
There is more fallout in the Confederate flag debate: Warner Brothers says it will no longer license “Dukes of Hazzard” toys featuring the General Lee – the 1969 Dodge Charger with a Confederate flag on top.
Taste of Chicago opens in two weeks – and today at Daley Plaza, the downtown lunchtime crowd got a preview.
A grocery store has its grand opening today in one of the Chicago area’s starkest examples of a food desert.
For the first time in memory, the underpass leading to Oak Street Beach is plastered with billboards and not everybody is pleased to see them as part of the lakefront panorama.
With a major payment deadline just over a week away, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Springfield has to help Chicago work out its public school budget problems, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
Every time Melissa Pacheco leaves her apartment, her teenage sons must carry her down three flights of stairs.
The Chicago health department now says a meningitis outbreak is growing, and the city is expanding its recommendations for who should be vaccinated.
Almost 500 seniors graduated from Lake Zurich High School this year. One student who planned to go through graduation on May 31, Erin Adams, could not, as it turned out.
Chicago artist Thomas Allen Pauly was at Belmont Park last Saturday, when American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes by five and a half lengths, to win the first Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing since 1978.
Teachers and their supporters held a rally at the Thompson Center before moving to the streets downtown.