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.
As Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) considers whether the annual Gay Pride Parade should be moved downtown, the manager of a Boystown bar said the real issue is a lack of cooperation from police officers after the parade is over.
Alderman Tom Tunney – whose 44th ward includes Boystown and the route of the Pride Parade – says he is open to the possibility of moving the parade downtown.
Police in Utah say 64-year-old William Pierce was hiking Wednesday near the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort – about 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.
An autopsy is expected to be performed Sunday on the body of a woman found in Lake Michigan Saturday evening.
A video posted on the Facebook page, “People of the CTA,” shows a bus driver confiscating a gun and kicking at least one person off his bus last week, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
A delegation from the Australian state of Tasmania was visiting Chicago to take home the remains of three Aborigines that have been in the collection of the Field Museum since 1958.
A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the Village of Park Forest and six police officers – following the death of a 95-year-old resident of an assisted living center almost a year ago.
The Ed Paschke Art Center opened Sunday in Jefferson Park – a tribute to the internationally acclaimed Chicago artist who died 10 years ago.
Chicago Police are looking for a man in his 20s they say tried to abduct a teenage girl last evening.
The final moments of a 14-year-old’s life are shown on a Union Pacific railroad videotape seen just yesterday by the police chief in Maple Park, about 60 miles west of Chicago.
An Evanston apartment building is uninhabitable – for now anyway – after it was struck by lightning late this morning.
Look around Mokena, population 20,000, and you see lots of yellow ribbons, all in memory of Aaron Toppen.
A 28-year-old Chicago woman is still processing what happened over the weekend as she was walking in one of the city’s most upscale neighborhoods.
As WBBM has reported, employees at Chicago Animal Care and Control apparently choked a dog to death in March – and now the Better Government Association is suing the city for not releasing the videotaped evidence of that incident.
She’s based in Downers Grove, but Diva was born in Chicago with a name – and a talent – for singing.
CHICAGO (CBS) – The Chicago Police Department has honored dads on this Father’s Day with a special mass at the Gold Star Memorial and Park. Chicago Police Officer Michael Patrick Gordon was a father to [...]
Two brothers drowned in a pond in Hobart, Indiana, Saturday night. One of the boys was nine and the other was just eight years old.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday received the endorsement of a few dozen church leaders, most of them African-American ministers, but there were a couple notable absences.
Chicago Rapper Chief Keef had a concert scheduled this weekend in Cicero – but Cicero has forced the venue to cancel – and now an alternate location has also refused to roll out the welcome mat.
The husband and wife who gunned down two Las Vegas police officers and a shopper at a Las Vegas strip mall on Sunday lived in Lafayette, Indiana, before moving to Nevada in January.