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
November 24-December 3
Stage Coach Maker -- A Mt. Pulaski area man builds stage coaches the old fashion way for clients all over the country.
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 6:30 PM
Jacksonville American Legion Hall -- With the help of the local Friends of the NRA, the American Legion post will be able to reopen its kitchen and banquet hall to the community once more.
Monday, Nov. 24, 6:30 PM
Hospice Month -- November is Hospice Month and we look at this specialized care with the help of Blessing Hospital personnel.
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 6:30 PM
Love Packages Ministry -- This ministry in tiny Butler, Illinois sends books, bibles and other printed materials to needy people all over the world.
Thursday, Nov. 27, 6:30 PM
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6:30 PM
The Town House -- This 1950’s era Springfield apartment building is on the national register of historic places and still radiates the “high life” of shining marble and fine accessories.
Thursday, Nov. 27, 7:00 PM
Monday, Dec. 1, 6:30 PM
Macomb Bulldogs -- A partnership between WIU and downtown businesses has resulted in mascot bulldogs showing up all over town, each one painted by local artists.
Thursday, Nov. 27, 7:30 PM
Friday, Nov. 28, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6:30 PM