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Steve Miller, reporter at WBBM Newsradio Chicago
  • October 9, 2012 9:42 am

    Bank of Chicago Marathon, Oct. 7, 2012

  • July 14, 2012 4:43 pm
    
Jesse Jackson avoids media
At the opening session of the 41st annual Rainbow/PUSH convention, the Reverend Jesse Jackson avoided reporters left and right. He dodged us as we tried to intercept him leaving the dais on one side, then dodged us on the other, before disappearing behind a curtain then walking into the hotel kitchen before stepping on a freight elevator, telling me “no, no, no,” he didn’t want to answer questions about his ailing son, Cong. Jesse Jackson Jr.
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    Jesse Jackson avoids media

    At the opening session of the 41st annual Rainbow/PUSH convention, the Reverend Jesse Jackson avoided reporters left and right. He dodged us as we tried to intercept him leaving the dais on one side, then dodged us on the other, before disappearing behind a curtain then walking into the hotel kitchen before stepping on a freight elevator, telling me “no, no, no,” he didn’t want to answer questions about his ailing son, Cong. Jesse Jackson Jr.

  • May 31, 2012 10:39 am
    Post-NATO demonstration
Betsy Benefield was one of only about two dozen Occupy Chicago protesters who marched through the Loop to the Thompson Center and to City Hall, demanding compensation for what they called physical and emotional injuries at the hands of police during NATO. View high resolution

    Post-NATO demonstration

    Betsy Benefield was one of only about two dozen Occupy Chicago protesters who marched through the Loop to the Thompson Center and to City Hall, demanding compensation for what they called physical and emotional injuries at the hands of police during NATO.

  • May 31, 2012 10:35 am

    Veterans protest on Memorial Day

    Alejandro Villatoro, 29, and Sabrina Waller, 34, both veterans, spoke at a Memorial Day ceremony downtown under the banner “Honor the Warrior - Not the War.”

  • May 24, 2012 9:50 am

    Beach cleanup before opening day

    As volunteers picked up trash on North Ave. Beach, 52-year-old Dzevad Hadzic was picking up attention in his thong.  ”Girls get drunk and sometimes they get too obnoxious,” he says.  ”I don’t like it.”  Chicago beaches officially open Friday.

  • May 24, 2012 9:38 am

    NATO

    Protesters outside Obama campaign headquarters.  The last one is outside Mayor Emanuel’s home in Ravenswood.

  • April 14, 2012 6:40 pm
    Her Job, and Now Her Life
Vikki Tulcus was coordinator of the Ill. Secretary of State’s organ donor program for two years, then she got sick - and needed a kidney transplant.  This week, she found out her chances of getting a donor kidney were less than she’d realized.
After the story ran on WBBM Newsradio, I got this email from Vikki:
Would you believe that (the story) inspired a woman to contact me to see if she could donate? I spoke to her on the phone and gave her the info for my transplant coordinator.  She said she would keep in touch.
That’s what makes the job worthwhile.
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    Her Job, and Now Her Life

    Vikki Tulcus was coordinator of the Ill. Secretary of State’s organ donor program for two years, then she got sick - and needed a kidney transplant.  This week, she found out her chances of getting a donor kidney were less than she’d realized.

    After the story ran on WBBM Newsradio, I got this email from Vikki:

    Would you believe that (the story) inspired a woman to contact me to see if she could donate? I spoke to her on the phone and gave her the info for my transplant coordinator.  She said she would keep in touch.

    That’s what makes the job worthwhile.


  • March 6, 2012 10:01 pm
    Polar Plunge
More than 1800 ran through 32-degree weather to jump into a 38-degree lake to benefit Special Olympics Chicago.  This man was part of a “Costa Concordia” group effort.
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    Polar Plunge

    More than 1800 ran through 32-degree weather to jump into a 38-degree lake to benefit Special Olympics Chicago.  This man was part of a “Costa Concordia” group effort.


  • December 15, 2011 10:49 pm

    No fur (and very little clothing)

    Tracy Patton and Crystal McCahill (Playboy’s Miss May 2009) campaign against fur, Michigan & Huron.  Temperature in the low 40s.

  • October 20, 2011 9:25 pm

    Restoring Doors at Chicago’s 2nd Oldest Church

    Holy Family’s six front doors, weighing 600 pounds apiece, are being redone after 151 years.  The church at 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., was one of the few building to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.  Mrs. O’Leary and her husband were parishioners.