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
Decatur African American Museum
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6:30 PM
Penfield Neon -- A Penfield man still creates and repairs neon signs the original way, with vacuum tubes and live gas.
Thursday, Feb. 16, 6:30 PM
Sunday, Feb. 19, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 PM
Legacy Audio -- A Springfield man has created a company that designs and makes some of the finest speakers in the world and sends them to distributors worldwide. They are all manufactured here on Sangamon Avenue.
Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:00 PM
Sunday, Feb. 19, 4:00 PM
Monday, Feb. 20, 6:30 PM
Costello Field Station -- Along the Mississippi River north of Alton, the Corps of Engineers operates a research facility dedicated to the study of big rivers.
Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:30 PM
Friday, Feb. 17, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30 PM