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.
Saturday marks the celebration of the Persian New Year in Chicago, but the founder of the annual parade said the U.S. political climate has made some people too scared to go.
“I think they’re overreacting,” said Jaime di Paulo, executive director of the Little Village Chamber of Commerce in Chicago.
The Chicagoland Survival and Preparedness Expo will feature seminars like “Society Ending Events – The First 180 Days” and “Suture Class.”
Victor Gensini, a professor of meteorology at College of DuPage, is seeing more signs. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Police said the bodies of a man and woman were found in the back seat of a car in St. Charles. Officials do not suspect foul play.
It has been almost six months since the burned body of 15-year-old Demetrius Griffin was murdered, and his family is wondering why no one has come forward to turn in the killer.
A baby girl was born in traffic when her parents got stuck in Monday morning’s snowstorm on Lake Shore Drive, officials said.
A Christian woman from Hickory Hills who has been wearing a hijab as a gesture of solidarity with Muslims said she got some pushback from her sons’ Boy Scout troop.
The Cook County Sheriff and the Illinois Department of Corrections are still blaming each other for letting Garrett Glover go free.
The Cook County Sheriff’s Department is searching for Garrett Glover.
Chicago Candle Factory Owner Jared Wisbrod discusses how he started his business in Humboldt Park.
Jim Miller began donating his time in 2005, four years after Diamond and Tionda Bradley disappeared from their South Side home.
Indiana police said tips are coming in from around the country concerning the murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams.
The champions gave out tickets to a random game to anybody who could hit a wiffle ball over the World Series parade bus.
Spira, 45, was headed to Oak Brook and never made it, but his truck was still at the West Chicago cable company he owned.
One staff member at Little City restrained the special-needs boy while the other staff member punched him with fists and hit him with a bucket, authorities allege.
Emily Chase says she had a green light at a Streeterville intersection, and a bus plowed into her. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Brian, from Richmond, Illinois, had the day off almost three weeks ago. He decided to spend it driving and looking for a man who was reported missing in the northern suburbs.
The man was at the hiking trail about the same time the two girls were there on Monday, Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley says.
If you need snow shovels or protective pet booties, you’re in luck. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.