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.
On Wednesday, a Bourbonnais woman will got the chance of a lifetime.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says a Long Grove man was arrested at his home this morning for impersonating Canadian government officials and cheating a company out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A 16-year-old junior at St. Charles East High School is now a published author – selling what she calls “realistic fiction” on the Barnes and Noble website.
Church and Chapel Metal Arts is a family-owned company that makes funeral equipment, including some uniquely shaped urns.
Even though 64-year-old Jim Proffitt has been feeding the homeless since 1989, he said it’s not his occupation.
A downstate man who was exonerated after spending 17 years in prison for a double murder says he doesn’t understand why he’s been passed over once again for a pardon from the governor.
“We found that eye contact was really important for perceptions of empathy, so physicians that made more eye contact with their patients tended to be rated as more likable and empathetic,” said assistant professor Enid Montague.
The grand opening is today for Chicago’s only Starbucks location that’s made of recycled shipping containers.
Proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriages in Illinois passed the state Senate in February, but has stalled in the House.
Sunday is the 36th Chicago Marathon. WBBM’s Steve Miller talked to some runners who have been there every single year.
It’s Intuit that’s sponsoring the contest. They sent out information about it to their customers.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago says it will not accept a donation from the owner of a Northwest Side restaurant that features a communion wafer on a burger. But the owner tells WBBM that Catholic Charities already did take his money.
Organizers of this year’s “Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes” say 7,000 people turned out on Chicago’s lakefront Sunday.
David Gimelfarb of Highland Park, 28, vanished in 2009, but his family won’t give up hope.
The Social Security office in Chicago was the backdrop for a protest this afternoon over the partial government shutdown.
Less than a week after the director of the state’s torture commission was pressured to resign, the commission has narrowly voted to hire an interim director.
A Stickney woman who died this spring left an estate worth more than $400,000 but her body was unclaimed at the county morgue for at least 60 days while her beneficiaries were deciding who would pay for burial, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller
Infomercial host Kevin Trudeau will be getting his freedom this afternoon – after spending the night behind bars, where he was questioned about his financial assets.
A Naperville lawyer has filed a lawsuit against a man who wrote a bad review of him on Google Plus.
After complaints and pressure from residents and politicians on the Northwest Side, the Army Corps of Engineers has changed its plan to take out hundreds of trees in Horner Park and along the river.