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 25-November 2
Arthur, Illinois Great Pumpkin Patch -- The owner of this pumpkin patch decorates the White House grounds each year with the gourds he grows here. We take a tour.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6:30 PM
Wallace Stagecoach Stop -- Long abandoned as a stage coach stop near Oakford, this mid-19th century inn is now a private home.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30 PM; Sunday
Oct. 30, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6:30 PM
Springfield Bus Tour 2016 -- Viewers go “On the Road with Illinois Stories” to visit some of our favorite story sites.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 7:00 PM
Sunday, Oct. 30, 4:00 PM
Monday, Oct. 31, 6:30 PM
Monarch Butterflies -- A wildlife sanctuary in Macomb aids monarch butterflies as they make their long journey south to Mexico.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 7:30 PM
Friday, Oct. 28, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6:30 PM