Illinois Stories

  • Hosted by Mark McDonald

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.

Ways to Connect

Civil Rights Collection

Mar 1, 2021

During Black History Month we feature a Springfield man whose collection of civil rights memorabilia goes back to the 1960’s

Illinois Stories - Ten Acre Treehouses

Perhaps the most unique lodging opportunity in the state exists among the trees near Nauvoo

Finding Your Roots
WSEC TV PBS Springfield

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