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
Molly Brown Birthplace Hannibal
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 6:30 PM
Windmill Maker Paul Behrends -- Landowners still want windmills on their farms and one Champaign County man still builds them.
Thursday, Aug. 25, 6:30 PM
Sunday, Aug. 28, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 6:30 PM
Civil War Museum DUVCW -- The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War have their national HQ in Springfield, and operate a fine Civil War Museum.
Thursday, Aug. 25, 7:00 PM
Sunday, Aug. 28, 4:00 PM
Monday, Aug. 29, 6:30 PM
John and Mary Warnock’s Farm -- This McDonough County couple has planted more than 50,000 trees and spent more than 30 years turning over-grazed land into a conservationist’s paradise.
Thursday, Aug. 25, 7:30 PM
Friday, Aug. 26, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 6:30 PM