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 27-November 5

Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library -- This program features some mostly unknown “treasures” that have long been in the state’s historical collection. The editor of a new book shows us the treasures.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6:30 PM

Lenz Fields Jacksonville -- The remarkable facility brings in baseball families from all over the Midwest.
Monday, Oct. 27, 6:30 PM

Keller Company Auction -- The Keller Company in Quincy had been in the same family since 1880. Its contents will now be included in a huge auction held at various locations in western Illinois.
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6:30 PM

Chanute Air Museum -- The vacated Air Base in Rantoul remains a draw as an air museum.
Thursday, Oct. 30, 6:30 PM
Sunday, Nov. 2, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 6:30 PM

On the Road Bus Tour Fall 2014 -- This captures the experiences of our fall bus tour to Sherman, Lincoln, Elkhart and Springfield.
Thursday, Oct. 30, 7:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 2, 4:00 PM
Monday, Nov. 3, 6:30 PM

Roseville Boat Collector -- A retired farmer, businessman and now Realtor collects and rehabs vintage boats.
Thursday, Oct. 30, 7:30 PM
Friday, Oct. 31, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6:30 PM

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