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.

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Bone Marrow Donor Found For Five-Year-Old Chicago Boy Fighting Leukemia

Two months ago we told you about a five-year-old Northwest Side boy who is fighting leukemia for a second time in his young life. Now there is word of a development in his case.


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Police: Two Killed After Car Fleeing Accident Hits Another Car

Two people are dead after a car crash in Schaumburg Monday night.


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Elgin Man Charged With Arson Fire In Dundee Township

A 27-year-old man Elgin man is now charged with arson – accused of setting a fire in a neighborhood in Dundee Township last week.


The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago. (CBS)

Dismantling Of Navy Pier’s Ferris Wheel Well Underway

It might have been easier to roll the thing into Lake Michigan, but that’s not happening. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.


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Joliet Witches Night Out: ‘It’s Going To Be A Sight’

JOLIET (CBS) — Picture 1,300 witches in the same room. That will be the scene this evening at the 6th annual Witches Night Out in Joliet. It’s pretty much a women-only event. A fundraiser for […]


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County Workers Volunteer At Hospital To Honor Colleagues Who Died In 2003 Fire

Almost three dozen staff members of the Cook County Public Guardian’s office spent Wednesday night doing volunteer work to honor three colleagues who died in a fire 12 years ago.


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14-Year-Old Girl Killed, Brother Injured In Wilmington Crash

Police in Wilmington, Illinois, say a high school freshman was killed in a car crash last evening as her older brother was driving her to the school for band color guard practice.


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Police Searching For Driver In Florida Hit-And-Run That Killed Vacationing Suburban Couple

Two people from Lake in the Hills on vacation on Florida’s Gulf Coast have been killed in a hit-and-run accident.


Martese Johnson, 20, is arrested outside a bar in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Credit: Cavalier Daily/Twitter)

Virginia College Student From Chicago Suing Officers After Bloody Arrest

The 21-year-old University of Virginia student from Chicago who was left bloodied in an arrest in March has now filed a federal lawsuit against the officers, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.


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Cook County Commissioner Scuffles With Bike Thief

Commissioner John Fritchey said he was driving north on LaSalle Street on Monday, when he noticed a man on an old bike, pulling the tire off another bike.


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Not All Chicagoans Cheering On Cubs In NLCS

Not everybody in Chicago is rooting for the Cubs in the NLCS, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller


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Worker: Smash-And-Grab Thieves Targeting Cars Near U Of C Hospital

Glass on the pavement on Payne Drive near 57th Street says it all.


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Cubs Fan Using App To Play ‘Go Cubs Go’ On St. Louis Area Juke Boxes

A Cubs fan – hundreds of miles from either St. Louis or Chicago – says he’s spent 50 dollars this afternoon trying to annoy Cardinals fans.


Daniel Obregon. (Credit: Kenosha County Sheriff's office.)

Kenosha County Murder Suspect Apprehended In Northern Illinois

A man wanted for a murder in Kenosha County has been taken into custody in northern Illinois, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s office.


The shadow box contains the World War II and Korean War medals of a Navy veteran, William H. Eggers, who died in 1999. (Credit: Park Forest Police Facebook Page.)

Park Forest Police Reunite Medals With Family Of World War II, Korean War Veteran

Lost for several years, the war medals awarded to a south suburban man will be going back to his family thanks to the efforts of the Park Forest Police Department and Facebook.


Not everyone is amused by Teresa Bothur's Halloween display. (Steve Miller/CBS)

Critics Haunt North Side Woman Who Has Cheeky Halloween Display

The house on Giddings Street is well known to people in the neighborhood and notorious for its Halloween yard decorations from years past.


Cathy's Sweet Creations is rebounding after a pair of break-ins. (courtesy: Cathy's Sweet Creations Facebook page)

Burglar Breaks In Twice At Plainfield Bakery

The offender left significant damage behind at Cathy’s Sweet Creations, WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.


The suspicious hot dogs found near the Des Plaines condo building. (Credit: Mel Dziedzic/Facebook)

Des Plaines Dog Owners Warned After Cut Up Hot Dogs Apparently Filled With Poison Found Near Condo

Des Plaines Police are warning dog owners to watch out now that cut-up hot dogs have been found on the lawn of a condo building: hot dogs apparently filled with rat poison.



Girl, 2, Seriously Injured By Riding Mower In Unincorporated Joliet

Authorities say a 2-year-old girl was seriously injured this afternoon in unincorporated Joliet – when her great grandmother backed over her in a riding lawnmower.


In the Lawndale office of the Chicago Recovery Alliance, they keep bins of clean needles and other supplies for the taking.  (Credit: Steve Miller)

Group That Helps Heroin Addicts Encountering Signs Of Overdose Spike On West Side

The Chicago Recovery Alliance, which helps people addicted to heroin, says its most recent figures suggest a dramatic increase in the number of overdoses on the West Side and in Cicero over the past week.




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