Season 2021: Season 2021

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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Illinois Stories

Ev'rglo Neon Signs in Hillsboro

This sign shop has been in business since the 50’s, fixing old signs & creating new ones.

Ev'rglo Neon Signs in Hillsboro

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Illinois Stories

Dick Romer, Clock Collector

A Springfield man has a serious collection of clocks in his home workshop!

Dick Romer, Clock Collector

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Illinois Stories

Harkey House in Hillsboro

Join Mark McDonald on a tour of Harkey House in Hillsboro.

Harkey House in Hillsboro

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Illinois Stories

Lincoln Land Community College Ag Center

LLCC just opened the doors of its new agriculture center.

Lincoln Land Community College Ag Center

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Illinois Stories

Quincy Monuments: For Civil War Heroes

Volunteers has taken on the task of restoring the markers of civil war soldiers.

Quincy Monuments: For Civil War Heroes

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Illinois Stories

The First Illinois State Hospital for the Insane

The author takes us to sites in Jacksonville to show the history of this institution.

The First Illinois State Hospital for the Insane

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Illinois Stories

The State of Sound

Mark McDonald visits with Lance Tawzer about The State of Sound exhibit

The State of Sound

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Illinois Stories

Villa DeWolf Bed & Breakfast

Mark McDonald visits Villa DeWolf Bed & Breakfast in Jacksonville, IL

Villa DeWolf Bed & Breakfast

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Illinois Stories

Country Music Collector

A Quincy man has spent decades traveling to country music shows.

Country Music Collector

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Illinois Stories

Red Rooster Inn

Red Rooster Inn has been a lodging & dining fixture for generations.

Red Rooster Inn

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Illinois Stories

Cambre House

The last remaining Icarian built house in this area is explored in this episode.

Cambre House

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Illinois Stories

Montgomery County Courthouse

Residents of Montgomery County are celebrating the county’s 200th anniversary this year,

Montgomery County Courthouse

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Illinois Stories

Tolton Memorial Plaques

Fr. Gus Tolton, the first black Catholic priest in the U.S., on track as Catholic Saint

Tolton Memorial Plaques

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Illinois Stories

The Pearson Museum

The SIU School of Medicine is the home of an exquisite museum of medical history.

The Pearson Museum

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Illinois Stories

MacMurray College Auction

MacMurray College Auction –Covid-19 finally knocked the wind out of this institution.

MacMurray College Auction

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Illinois Stories

Civil Rights Collection

Springfield man whose collection of civil rights memorabilia goes back to the 1960's.

Civil Rights Collection

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Illinois Stories

Ten Acre Treehouses

Perhaps the most unique lodging opportunity exists among the trees near Nauvoo.

Ten Acre Treehouses

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Illinois Stories

Finding Your Roots: Ancestry Special

This is like a local version of the popular PBS program, “Finding Your Roots."

Finding Your Roots: Ancestry Special