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Miles Bryan

Miles Bryan


Miles Bryan is a General Assignment Reporter for WBEZ News. Since joining the station in 2016, Miles has reported stories ranging from a deep dive into a single, complicated shooting, to a look at why northern Illinois is the most popular location in the country for pornography-related copyright lawsuits. He joined the station after working as a reporter and host at Wyoming Public Radio in Laramie, Wyoming. His reporting has been featured on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Marketplace, and other outlets.

Miles has a B.A. from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he got his start in broadcast volunteering at KBOO community radio.

Recent Stories


Officer Gave Security Guard 'Multiple Verbal Commands' To Drop Gun, Police Now Say

That contradicts what multiple people who said they witnessed the shooting told the media.


Family Of Security Guard Killed By Police Files Federal Lawsuit

The family of Jemel Roberson, who was killed by police while subduing an alleged assailant at a club in Robbins, has filed a lawsuit.


How Dolton, Illinois Reflects America's Changing Suburbs In 2018

For the first time in American history, poverty in suburbs like the village of Dolton has eclipsed urban poverty.


Chicago Police Board Often Sides With Officers

The appointed Chicago Police Board often takes a light touch with police discipline.


In Chicago’s Copland, Muted Reaction To Van Dyke’s Conviction

The police union that represents Chicago cops blasted the guilty verdict against the officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald.


Chicago Cops Will Work Longer Shifts Ahead Of Van Dyke Verdict

The Chicago Police Department plans to put all officers on 12-hour shifts once the jurors begin deliberations in the high-profile trial.


Need A Hug? Welcome To Professional Cuddling

The first ever cuddling convention, called Cuddlexpo, recently came to Chicago, so we sent a reporter out to get a feel for the event.


Tinley Park’s Affordable Housing Fight Is Over. Will The Village Now Diversify?

The feds sued the suburb after it blocked an affordable housing plan. The village this week took the last major steps to settle the suit.


Here’s How Tuesday's $7M Queen Of Hearts Raffle Went Down

An anonymous woman has less than 24 hours to claim her jackpot from a raffle hosted by a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in the NW Suburbs.


Joliet To Tear Down Part Of Controversial Low-Income Housing

Joliet has been trying to destroy an apartment complex for years. The question now is: What will happen to the residents?


Protesters Unable To Shut Down Kennedy Expressway Near O'Hare

Demonstrators gathered near Interstate 90 near O’Hare Monday. State police arrested some protesters and no one made it onto the expressway.


Cook County Sheriff Launches Podcast On Opioid Addiction

“Breaking Free: Dispatches from the Opioid Crisis” will release new episodes every month.


You Can Now Tour The Old Joliet Prison (That One In 'The Blues Brothers')

After being abandoned for more than 15 years, the old Joliet prison will open its gates to the public this summer.


For Struggling Debtors, Illinois State Rules Can be Crushing

Lawmakers want to add more protections for debtors in the state, but opponents say that could have unintended, negative consequences.


Illinois Inmates Hope To Get Into This Prison

Inmates are free to walk where they please as long as they attend classes — but the cost of this new approach is high.


State Board Regularly OKs Gun Licenses Despite Police Warnings

An Illinois law is meant to keep potentially dangerous people from legally carrying guns. But Chicago police say it’s not working.

WBEZ Updates

Man Wrongly Shot By Police Officers Speaks Out Against Decision To Allow Them Back

A Chicago police informant wrongly shot by police officers is speaking out against the decision to allow them back on duty.

WBEZ Updates

Billy Graham's Death Hits Home At Chicago-Area College

The death of famous preacher Billy Graham today is hitting home on the campus of the Chicago-area college he attended.

WBEZ Updates

Cook County Hospital Systems Starts Demolishing Outpatient Clinic

Cook County Health and Hospital Systems began demolishing it's old outpatient clinic today.

WBEZ Updates

City Council Members Call On Regulators To Explain Lack Of Demolition Debris Protection

Some Chicago City Council members are calling on city regulators to explain why residents aren’t being protected from demolition debris.

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