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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

June 30-July 7

Decatur Roses -- A Decatur man who has been grand champion rose grower at the state fair demonstrates the intricacies of his hobby.
Tuesday, June 30, 6:30 PM

Dick Brothers Brewery -- Once one of the biggest breweries in the Midwest, it is now an art gallery…but it retains its essential character.
Wednesday, July 1, 6:30 PM

Decatur Heritage Garden -- An 1850’s homestead on the grounds of the Macon County Conservation District keeps master gardeners busy in its heritage garden.
Thursday, July 2, 6:30 PM
Sunday, July 5, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, July 7, 6:30 PM

Spirit of Peoria I -- This esteemed paddle wheeler reveals the Illinois River valley to enchanted passengers.
Thursday, July 2, 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 5, 4:00 PM
Monday, July 6, 6:30 PM

On the Road with Illinois Stories, Quincy 2015 -- We take our viewers on a bus trip to places where we shot some of our favorite stories.
Thursday, July 2, 7:30 PM
Friday, July 3, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, July 8, 6:30 PM

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