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 Hummingbird Festival -- At Rock Springs Nature Center about 100 bird watchers came to watch their favorite species be captured, banded and “adopted”.
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 6:30 PM
Fitz Randolph House -- In Carthage, the massive Italianate style mansion from 1873 now welcomes visitors.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6:30 PM
Cardinal Hill Candles -- The old corn crib, chicken house and barn near Rochester hold a shop where the owners make candles the old fashioned way.
Thursday, Sept 4, 6:30 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 6:30 PM
Jacksonville Bandstand Steam Show -- The annual steam show at the Cultural Heritage Site is coming up.
Monday, Sept. 8, 6:30 PM
1928 Pheasant Airplane -- A local group from Memphis, MO undertook an ambitious project to locate and bring one of the few remaining Pheasant Airplanes back home where it was built.
Friday, Sept. 5, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6:30 PM