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Miles Bryan

Miles Bryan

Reporter

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

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Cook County Sheriff Launches Podcast On Opioid Addiction

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cook County Hospital Systems Starts Demolishing Outpatient Clinic

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

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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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Cook County Hospital System Considers Selling Rights To Money Owed To It

Cook County Commissioners discussed whether the County hospital system should sell the right to collect some money owed to it today.

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A Poor Neighborhood In Chicago Looks To Cuba To Fight Infant Mortality

Health professionals from Cuba—a country that does a good job keeping babies healthy on a tight budget—helped out their peers in Chicago.

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MLK Breakfast Conversation Dominated By Trump Remarks

The morning’s conversation was dominated by vulgar remarks allegedly made by President Donald Trump.

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After Being Shut Down, Suburban Man In Talks To Open Official Homeless Shelter

A man in suburban Elgin who had his makeshift homeless shelter shut down by city officials is in talks to open up an official one.

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Homeless Patients Get Novel Treatment From Chicago Hospitals: Housing

One hospital found that paying rent for homeless patients who frequent the ER improves health and saves money.

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City Sues Some Landlords For Allegedly Not Providing Adequate Heat

The city of Chicago is taking some landlords to court today for allegedly not providing adequate heat.

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Judges Consider If Federal Agents Were Racially Biased In Drug Robbery Stings

A panel of judges is considering whether or not federal agents were racially biased in how they conducted drug robbery stings in the Chicago area.

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American And Cuban Health Workers Present Results Of Infant Mortality Reduction Pilot Program

American and Cuban health workers presented the results of a pilot project to reduce infant mortality in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood on Monday.

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Officials, Formerly Incarcerated Meet To Develop Female-Focused Corrections Policies

Illinois prison officials and women formerly incarcerated met in Chicago to talk policy Monday to develop female-focused corrections policies.

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Former State Democrat Ken Dunkin To Run For Illinois House Seat Again

An Illinois Democrat who lost his house seat after breaking from his party wants his old job back.

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Illinois Candidates Knocking On Doors In Search Of Voter Signatures

Candidates across Illinois are out knocking on doors and standing in grocery store parking lots right now in search of voter signatures to get on the ballot.

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