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 24- March 4
Oakland Noodle Company -- This family owned company in tiny Oakland still makes grandma’s egg noodles…and trucks them all over the state.
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 6:30 PM
Grimshaw -- One of the oldest homes in Pike County, the Grimshaw House was a regular stop for Abraham Lincoln and remains in the same family today.
Friday, Feb. 20, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 PM
Taylorville Club Cars -- We used to know them as golf carts, but now these versatile vehicles are immensely popular all over the country and one of the biggest dealers is in Taylorville.
Thursday, Feb. 26, 6:30 PM
Sunday, March 1, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 PM
Lewis and Clark Historic Site -- This fine museum is sited on the ground where Lewis and Clark wintered before they crossed the Mississippi to begin their journey.
Thursday, Feb. 26, 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 1, 4:00 PM
Monday, March 2, 6:30 PM
Mason County Newspapers -- The newspapers in Havana and Lewistown are the oldest businesses in those towns and reflect the area’s history. Thursday, Feb. 26, 7:30 PM
Friday, Feb. 27, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 PM