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 25-July 1
Decatur Roses -- A Decatur man who has been grand champion rose grower at the state fair demonstrates the intricacies of his hobby.
Thursday, June 25, 6:30 PM
Sunday, June 28, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, June 30, 6:30 PM
Lincoln Depot in Springfield -- This historic building, Lincoln’s place of departure when he left for Washington, remains in private hands and open to the public.
Thursday, June 25, 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 28, 4:00 PM
Monday, June 29, 7:00 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.
Thursday, June 25, 7:30 PM
Friday, June 26, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, July 1, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, June 24, 6:30 PM