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
June 29- July 6
Rushville Theater Organ -- A Rushville man saved a theater organ from being demolished and brought it to his home. In order to house the massive instrument he built additions on to his house.
Wednesday, June 29, 6:30 PM
Spirit of Peoria II -- This old fashioned sternwheeler provides food, music, fun and great scenery as it takes travelers up and down the Illinois River.
Thursday, June 30, 6:30 PM
Sunday, July 3, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, July 5, 6:30 PM
Dominicans’ 800th Anniversary -- Locally, the Dominican Sisters are celebrating their 143rd birthday, when they settled in Jacksonville. This story charts their history and includes a visit to their incredible chapel.
Thursday, June 30, 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 3, 4:00 PM
Monday, July 4, 6:30 PM
Little People’s Golf -- This is an old Quincy tradition, one in which hundreds of kids from all over compete on Quincy’s golf courses.
Thursday, June 30, 7:30 PM
Friday, July 1, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, July 6, 6:30 PM