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 29- Aug 5
Rushville Play “Reunion” -- 25 years ago the Scripps family commissioned a play about the publishing family’s reunion in Rushville. The community is staging the play again now to celebrate another Scripps family reunion.
Wednesday, July 29, 6:30 PM
Mattoon RR Depot -- Years of work have resulted in a beautifully restored Amtrak station and community center.
Sunday, Aug. 2, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 6:30 PM
Lincoln Memorial Garden History -- New wayside exhibits direct visitors to the historic sites of Lincoln Memorial Garden.
Sunday, Aug. 2, 4:00 PM
Monday, Aug. 3, 6:30 PM
TNT Go Carts -- The Traeder family has brought this national tournament to the Quincy area for decades.
Friday, July 31, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 6:30 PM