Postmark Peoria An occasional series on WCBU looking back at the stories and people who brought Greater Peoria to where it is today. Produced by Steve Tarter.
Postmark Peoria

Postmark Peoria

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An occasional series on WCBU looking back at the stories and people who brought Greater Peoria to where it is today. Produced by Steve Tarter.

Most Recent Episodes

Former Peoria TV GM is now Mr. Tambourine Man

Kevin Harlan may have left his beat as general manager of Peoria's WMBD-TV Channel 31 but he's still keeping the beat.

Former dentist details what might have been in Peoria

What if Charles Lindbergh had completed the first solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 1927 in a plane labeled the Spirit of Peoria instead of the Spirit of St. Louis?

Bradley professor cites communications changes since the 1980s

Some of the changes wrought by the pandemic—remote work, online classes and entertainment streams—are probably here to stay, said Paul Gullifor, a professor of communications at Bradley University for the past 34 years.

William Rainey Harper: Bradley's first president

When Lydia Moss Bradley started Bradley Polytechnic Institute in 1896, she enlisted the help of one of the nation's leading educators in William Rainey Harper.

Lee Fosburgh keeps Caterpillar's archives — from antique tractors to Cat hats

Like other multinational corporations, Caterpillar Inc. maintains an extensive archive of records and materials that date back to the years before the company was formed in 1925.

Lee Fosburgh keeps Caterpillar's archives — from antique tractors to Cat hats

Agbara Bryson is getting the word out about his ancestor Annie Malone

James Agbara Bryson is coming off a banner year in 2021 when more people heard about his illustrious ancestor.

Agbara Bryson is getting the word out about his ancestor Annie Malone

All the ways 'The Dean of Earth Moving' left his mark on Caterpillar and Peoria

R.G. LeTourneau was persuaded to come to Peoria in 1935 by the Caterpillar Tractor Co. because he had developed an attachment that moved the blade on the Caterpillar bulldozer.

All the ways 'The Dean of Earth Moving' left his mark on Caterpillar and Peoria

CityLink history calendar focuses on homes in 2022

An annual display of Peoria history is hot off the presses. The 2022 CityLink historical calendar is now available.

Tourism chief doesn't let pandemic stop him from promoting the Peoria area

Six months after taking over as executive director of the Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, J.D. Dalfonso watched the central Illinois hospitality industry shut down, just as it did across the country and around the world.

Tourism chief doesn't let pandemic stop him from promoting the Peoria area

How a former newspaper reporter stumbled into Peoria history

When Monica Vest Wheeler was let go by the Observer, a Peoria weekly, in 1992, she said that "It turned out that it was the best thing that ever happened to me."