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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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'Warm Handoff' Program To Close Treatment Gap For Opioid Users

A new Illinois initiative seeks to close the gap between checking out of a hospital and beginning long-term treatment.

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Foxx Texts Suggest Eddie Johnson Was ‘Satisfied’ With Dropped Charges

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx texted that Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was “satisfied” with prosecutors’ decision.

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Foxx Texts Show She Closely Followed Smollett Case After ‘Recusal’

In texts, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx expresses concern with heavy-handed charging of actor compared to other defendants accused of more serious crimes.

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Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett For Investigative Costs

Chicago is suing Empire actor Jussie Smollett to recover the costs of investigating a hate crime attack that police say he made up.

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Take A Look Inside Chicago’s Most Intriguing Boutique Manufacturer

This Bridgeport company sells full-body animal suits.

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“Young Manufacturers Association” Helps Young People Navigate The Industry’s Culture

Getting a job in manufacturing is easy. Keeping it can be harder.

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Argonne National Lab To Get World’s Fastest Supercomputer

“Aurora” will be 50 times quicker than today’s supercomputers.

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Chicago’s 43rd Ward: Smith, Lindblom Looked Destined For Runoff

Ald. Michele Smith appeared to grab the most votes in her crowded e-election battle, but failed to come close to 50 percent of the count.

Morning Edition

Jussie Smollet Of 'Empire' Charged With Filing False Police Report

Chicago police charged Jussie Smollett with disorderly conduct after he allegedly filed a false report about being attacked. The story has been wracked with controversy since it emerged last month.

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Researchers Question Plan To Swap Cannabis For Opioids

The commentary piece in a prestigious medical journal said cannabis needs to be held to medical standards.

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Aurora Shooter Had An Illegal Gun

The Illinois man who killed five people at his workplace Friday had his firearm license revoked years ago. But he was able to keep his gun.

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Cubs Partner With Famously Conservative TV Network

The Cubs are working with Sinclair, which is known for a conservative bent to its local news.

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State Police Release Video From Robbins Security Guard Shooting

The state police say you can hear the white officer tell Jemel Roberson to get down before shooting.

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Chicagoans Switch From Opioids To Cannabis Under New Program

Illinois residents who are eligible for a prescription opioids can now choose medical cannabis instead.

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Police Required To Provide 3 Phone Calls To Arrestees Under New Proposal

The legislation would require police to offer arrestees the phone within an hour or possibly face official misconduct charges.

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Charges Quickly Dropped Against Ald. Ed Burke’s Son Last Year

The son of the powerful alderman now facing faces corruption charges was arrested in June 2018 after an alleged domestic incident.

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Local Couple’s Story Inspired Hit Hallmark Movie

‘Once Upon a Christmas Miracle’ is based on the true story of a Chicago-area couple’s saga of illness, transplant, and love.

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DCFS Sued For 'Warehousing' Children In Psychiatric Hospitals

A class-action lawsuit accuses the state Department of Children and Family Services of keeping kids in psychiatric hospitals too long.

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This Central Illinois Town Is Hoping You Want To Buy An Electric Truck

Normal, Illinois was hit hard when an auto plant closed a few years ago. Now it's back in action — but will people buy electric pickups?

NPR

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.

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