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.
A 35-year-old Northwest Indiana pastor arrested at Midway Airport Monday for trying to carry a gun through security now says he feels terrible about the incident.
Allergy season is officially here and it may be worse than normal.
The head of a suburban-based animal protection group was trying to stop – or at least change – Will County’s deer culling program; and he said he took hidden camera video to back up his claim that it’s cruel and unnecessary.
Palatine Police say a stray bullet broke the window of a condominium resident – and ended up in his television.
A documentary about the man who’s been called Chicago’s Public Enemy Number One will not open as scheduled this Friday at a Chicago theatre, and the filmmaker says it’s because of fear of neighborhood gangs.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says the Algonquin mother accused of shooting her flat-screen TV will get to keep her three children.
An Algonquin mother of three is free on bond – after what police are calling an “unusual” crime.
Prosecutors in the north suburbs have formally dismissed criminal charges against a Waukegan man who’s been behind bars for 20 years for a rape he did not commit, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
More than 20,000 buyers are in Chicago for the 2015 International Home and Housewares Show at McCormick Place.
Two people have been critically hurt in a fire early Sunday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.
The Lake County, Indiana, Coroner’s office says the bodies of two infants have been found inside a Gary funeral home.
Chicago’s inspector general says the Chicago Fire Department is still not meeting nationwide standards for response time, despite being chided a year-and-a-half ago for not meeting those standards.
Second City has been holding a couple of improv classes at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for Parkinson’s disease patients, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller
The downstate prosecutor under fire from a suburban family for his handling of a death investigation has now asked for a special prosecutor in the case.
Last-minute attempts to pay Cook County property tax bills by Tuesday’s deadline were being thwarted by technology.
Thousands of people took a dip in icy Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday morning, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
Commuters standing in the cold are wondering: What’s the deal? WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller asks the railroads.
A Morton Grove woman whose 19-year-old son died a year ago in Carbondale says the state’s attorney has decided not to bring criminal charges against anyone.
A 58-year-old Lemont woman has been arrested after she was stopped at Midway Airport’s security yesterday – accused of having a gun in her carry-on.
Another court date Monday in the criminal case against more than 20 young men accused in the death of a 19-year-old NIU freshman fraternity pledge, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.