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
February 21- March 1
Penfield Neon -- A Penfield man still creates and repairs neon signs the original way, with vacuum tubes and live gas.
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 PM
Legacy Audio -- A Springfield man has created a company that designs and makes some of the finest speakers in the world and sends them to distributors worldwide. They are all manufactured here on Sangamon Avenue.
Monday, Feb. 20, 6:30 PM
Costello Field Station -- Along the Mississippi River north of Alton, the Corps of Engineers operates a research facility dedicated to the study of big rivers.
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30 PM
Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30 PM
Sunday, Feb. 26, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6:30 PM
Thursday, Feb. 23, 7:00 PM
Sunday, Feb. 26, 4:00 PM
Monday, Feb. 27, 6:30 PM
Polly Pottle Collection -- This rare art collection has been hidden in plain sight all around Macomb for many years, but is now in one location at the Western Illinois Art Gallery on the square.
Thursday, Feb. 23, 7:30 PM
Friday, Feb. 24, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 PM