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
March 24-April 1
Spring at the Raptor Center -- This animal rescue center gets really busy in the spring when “babies” get separated from their mothers.
Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 PM
Macomb Museum New Salem -- To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Western Illinois History Museum brings back its greatest hits.
Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 PM
Native American Clothes and Beads -- A Clinton man and a Decatur man share their love of Native American art by creating genuine native American clothing.
Thursday, March 26, 6:30 PM
Sunday, March 29, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 PM
Remembering Lincoln at Illinois State Museum -- The items in this exhibit are part of the Museum’s permanent collection, brought out in honor of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s funeral.
Thursday, March 26, 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 29, 4:00 PM
Monday, March, 30, 6:30 PM
Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery -- This hatchery, near Havana, raises nearly all the fish that are stocked in Illinois waterways.
Thursday, March 26, 7:30 PM
Friday, March 27, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, April 1, 6:30 PM