Mike Rundle


Mike Rundle is a correspondent at WCBU. He joined the station in 2020.

Mike is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago's photography and advertising programs where he served as Director of Photography at the nationally-recognized Columbia Chronicle. A recipient of multiple awards from the Illinois College Press Association, Associated Collegiate Press, and College Media Association, Mike is excited to be back reporting around his hometown of East Peoria.

He currently resides in Peoria, where he enjoys hiking, kayaking, and walking his dog, Toby.

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Instructional coaches and school interventionists were the hot topic at the Peoria Public Schools Board of Education meeting Monday night, and the Peoria Federation of Teachers was quick to bring the heat.

Peoria Public Schools and its food service provider Sodexo are forming a local advisory committee to oversee decisions regarding student meals in the district.

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Upon their first introduction to Sankoty Lakes Resort, residents of Spring Bay may have felt that it was a gift from heaven.

The budget cut saga is continuing for Dunlap Community School District 323, and some community members feel like they are on a roller coaster ride.

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Owens Center is back open for business, and the Peoria Park District is trusting that this reopening will set the tone for 2021.

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Budget cuts are once again a point of tension for Dunlap School District 323.

Peoria Public Schools students are set to return to in-person learning Jan. 19, and according to Peoria City/County Health Department Public Health Administrator Monica Hendrickson, District 150 is as prepared as it can be.


After a year that saw nationwide protests condemning police brutality, the Peoria Advisory Committee on Police-Community Relations is hoping to use 2021 to continue building trust in local law enforcement.

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Dan Conlin has been praying more lately.

Peoria Public Schools is considering changes to the calendar to adjust for educational deficiencies resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Perhaps the best way to describe Steve Roach, an usher known for his antics at Dozer Park and the Peoria Civic Center, is to recall a photograph taken in July 2018.