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
19th Century Gun Collector -- A DeWitt County man uses his extensive gun collection as an educational tool for students and civic groups.
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 PM
Carillon Pumpkin Spectacular -- A tour of the Rees Carillon with the new carilloneur and a visit with school kids who are carving pumpkins for the event.
Monday, Oct. 20, 6:30 PM
Medicinal Herbs -- Fall is the best time to harvest the herbs that can be prepared for all kinds of medicinal purposes. A Quincy nutritionist shows us how it’s done.
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 PM
Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library -- This program features some mostly unknown “treasures” that have long been in the state’s historical collection. The editor of a new book shows us the treasures.
Thursday, Oct. 23, 6:30 PM
Sunday, Oct. 26, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6:30 PM
Lenz Fields Jacksonville -- The remarkable facility brings in baseball families from all over the Midwest. (N…airs Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:00 PM
Sunday, Oct. 26, 4:00 PM
Monday, Oct. 27, 6:30 PM
Keller Company Auction -- The Keller Company in Quincy had been in the same family since 1880. Its contents will now be included in a huge auction held at various locations in western Illinois.
Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:30 PM
Friday, Oct. 24, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6:30 PM