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
July 27- August 3
Crop Duster -- We go to Monmouth to learn what a day in the life of a crop duster is like.
Wednesday, July 27, 6:30 PM
Brancher Camp -- Kids learn about wild birds close up during summer camp at Decatur’s Illinois Raptor Center.
Thursday, July 28, 6:30 PM
Sunday, July 31, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 6:30 PM
Camp Butler -- The National Cemetery has a fascinating history as a training camp and prisoner of war camp during the Civil War.
Sunday, July 31, 4:00 PM
Monday, Aug. 1, 6:30 PM
Rushville Hummingbirds -- We attend a “hummingbird festival” where birds are attracted, netted, banded, adopted and released.
Friday, July 29, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 6:30 PM