From the Decatur Celebration and the Farm Progress Show to the storied ferris wheels of Jacksonville; from Lincoln's footsteps in Springfield and New Salem to the historic barns of the Macomb area; from the river heritage of Quincy and Hannibal to the bounty of the richest farmland on earth, Mark McDonald takes us through a Central Illinois we thought we knew.
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This Week On Illinois Stories
Caterpillar Visitors Center -- Peoria has a new tourist attraction and it demonstrates the company’s global reach.
Tuesday, March 11, 6:30 PM
Stephen Douglas 200th Birthday -- This story reveals Quincy’s strong connection to the Supreme Court Justice and U.S. Senator.
Friday, March 7, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 6:30 PM
Illinois Stories: LIVE -- Join Producer and Host Mark McDonald and guest Molly Hall as they highlight the Best of Illinois Stories during this live pledge event. Call 217-483-7887 to help support the program.
Thursday, March 13, 6:30-10 PM
Jacksonville Bandstand and Steam Show
Menard County Courthouse
State Capitol West Wing
St. Rose of Lima Church
WIU Public Art