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
Stage Coach Maker -- A Logan County man makes replica stage coaches for collectors and movie sets.
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6:30 PM
William Watson Hotel -- The old Pittsfield hotel is given new life by a young couple.
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6:30 PM
Moweaqua Mine Museum -- The Moweaqua mine disaster is commemorated in this fine little museum in the downtown area.
Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30 PM
Sunday, Feb. 14, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6:30 PM
Union Station -- The turn of the century Springfield train station was restored beautifully and serves as a tourist attraction in its own right.
Thursday, Feb. 11, 7:00 PM
Sunday, Feb. 14, 4:00 PM
Monday, Feb. 15, 6:30 PM
WIU Ag Expo. -- This is the oldest and biggest student run ag expo in the country.
Thursday, Feb. 11, 7:30 PM
Friday, Feb. 12, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:30 PM