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
Police Patch Collector -- An Edinburg couple has turned their passion for collecting police patches into a thriving business of designing and producing police and fire patches for departments all over the world.
Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 PM
Mason County Democrat -- This newspaper and the Fulton County newspaper are the oldest existing businesses in their respective counties. The family that operates them has deep roots in the newspapers’ histories.
Wednesday, April 23, 6:30 PM
Spring at the Raptor Center -- The Illinois Raptor Center in Decatur cares for more than just birds in Spring time. Sunday, April 27, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, April 29, 6:30 PM
Illinois Supreme Court -- Justice Anne Burke gives us a tour shortly before the building closes for restoration. Sunday, April 27, 4:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 6:30 PM
Elgin Cottrell House --The oldest house in Clarksville, MO has survived numerous floods and remains in remarkable condition.
Friday, April 25, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 PM