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
Cro’hurst, Oldest House in Logan County -- This Elkhart landmark was recently bought and restored by a Logan County couple.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 6:30 PM
ASL Pewter -- A Louisiana, Missouri couple has customers around the world for their handcrafted pewter items.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 6:30 PM
Decatur Street Organs -- A Decatur man collects a dazzling variety of self-playing musical instruments.
Thursday, Aug. 21, 6:30 PM
Sunday, Aug. 24, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 6:30 PM
Jacksonville Collector Jack Lukeman -- This downtown businessman rents an old car dealership to hold his massive collection.
Thursday, Aug. 21, 7:00 PM
Sunday, Aug. 24, 4:00 PM
Monday, Aug. 25, 6:30 PM
Grimshaw -- This old Pittsfield mansion has been in the same family for generations. The many changes it has undergone all seek to keep with the original style.
Thursday, Aug. 21, 7:30 PM
Friday, Aug. 22, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 6:30 PM