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
May 24-June 1
Allerton Park Pt 2 -- This time of year the gardens explode with color at this preserve near Monticello.
Tuesday, May 24, 6:30 PM
Louie Demers -- This 93 year old Quincyan is the nation’s oldest certified life guard and the oldest licensed flight instructor.
Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 PM
New Lincoln Heritage Museum -- Lincoln College moves its excellent Heritage Museum into a newly constructed location on campus.
Thursday, May 26, 6:30 PM
Sunday, May 29, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, May 31, 6:30 PM
FBI Springfield -- This tour of the FBI Field Office shows some of the firearm training and evidence collection and analysis.
Thursday, May 26, 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 29, 4:00 PM
Monday, May 30, 6:30 PM
Ursa Collectors -- Rosie and Gary Brickman’s old barn becomes a tourist destination for their eclectic memorabilia collection.
Thursday, May 26, 7:30 PM
Friday, May 27, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, June 1, 6:30 PM