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
Decatur Drone Ag Show -- Unmanned Aviation Vehicles are the wave of the future for many farmers.
Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 PM
Ursa Collection -- A husband-wife team, both former coaches, demonstrate a remarkable collection of memorabilia from their teaching days in Mendon.
Wednesday, July 23, 6:30 PM
Ospreys -- The Illinois DNR is trying to establish a population of ospreys (fish eagles) in central Illinois. We visit the Illinois Raptor Center in Decatur to see how they examine the chicks before placing them in their hacking sites before they fledge.
Thursday, July 24, 6:30 PM
Sunday, July 27, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, July 29, 6:30 PM
Lincoln Home Dig -- The Illinois State Museum and the Lincoln Home National Historic site team up on an archaeological dig in Lincoln’s neighborhood to learn more about who lived there and how they lived.
Thursday, July 24, 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 27. 4:00 PM
Monday, July 28, 6:30 PM
Green Pastures Performing Arts Camp -- Near Meredosia, teachers and other volunteers have been hosting this performing arts camp for students, ages 10 through 16, for more than 30 years.
Thursday, July 24, 7:30 PM
Friday, July 25, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, July 30, 6:30 PM