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Illinois Stories

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

October 14-21

Quincy Monckton Mansion -- This Civil War era home is on the Quincy Preserves annual home tour and is receiving a drastic restoration.
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6:30 PM

Arthur, IL Great Pumpkin Patch -- The owner of this remarkable farm arranges the White House Halloween decorations with pumpkins and gourds grown in central Illinois.
Thursday, Oct. 15, 6:30 PM; Sunday
Oct. 18, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6:30 PM

Blind Wood Turner -- Michael Blankenship of Chatham creates the most beautiful vases and bowls you will ever see. But he will never see them…he is totally blind.
Thursday, Oct. 15, 7:00 PM
Sunday, Oct. 18, 4:00 PM
Monday, Oct. 19, 6:30 PM

Warnock Property near Colchester -- From planting more than 50,000 trees to erecting an old fashioned windmill for the wetlands, this couple has lovingly cared for this property since retirement.
Thursday, Oct. 15, 7:30 PM
Friday, Oct. 16, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 PM

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