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
WMEC TV PBS Macomb

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”