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In the Local Spotlight
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Sept. 9 – Illinois Adventure journeys to Golden, home
of the only original windmill still grinding grain in
Illinois. Host Jim Wilhelm and crew also trek through a
living collection of butterflies at the Notebaert Nature
Museum in Chicago, visit the historic Farnsworth home in
Plano, and tour one of Mt. Pulaski's oldest cemeteries.
16 – Our travels take us to DeKalb, the "Barbed City,"
to tour the buildings and learn the history of the Ellwood
mansion, the beautiful Victorian home of Isaac Ellwood, one
of the kings of barbed wire fencing. The program also visits
a home in Oakland whose owner went to court for the freedom
of slaves, the Antique Auto Museum in Quincy, and Illinois'
largest Percheron horse farm.
Sept. 23 – Our destinations include Lake County
Discovery Museum in Wauconda, the courthouse in Hennepin,
and the Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville.
Sept. 30 – We wrap up the month with a visit to the
Wheels O' Time Museum north of Peoria, a stop at the Pere
Marquette State Park near Grafton, and a look at an ongoing
Abraham Lincoln project in Springfield. Illinois Adventure,
hosted by Jim Wilhelm and produced by William Baker,
generally airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. and is repeated the
following Sundays at 4 p.m.
Illinois Adventure, hosted by Jim
Wilhelm and produced by William Baker, generally airs on
Thursdays at 8 p.m. and is repeated the following Sundays at 4
Issue with host H Wayne Wilson returns for its 23rd season
Sept. 2 at 8:00 p.m. with a one-hour special on Neighborhood
Watershed Restoration, which looks at a new method for
controlling excessive rainfall while at the same time
creating natural habitat in a new Bloomington neighborhood.
Guests include Amy Walkenbach, Illinois' EPA Watershed
Manager; Neil Finlen, Farnsworth Project Manager; Dave Lamb,
City of Bloomington Horticulturist; and Hydrologist Don
Roseboom. The program will encore Sunday, Sept. 5 at 4:00
Sept. 9 - Peoria School Superintendent - New District 150
Superintendent Grenita Lathan will discuss her approach to
improving Peoria student performance.
Sept. 16 - Combating Crime - While murder and shootings
dominate the headlines, leaders in law enforcement will look
at how they are working to reduce crime at all levels
despite cuts in their budgets.
Sept. 23 & 30 - Medical Advances - In a two-part series,
representatives from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center,
Methodist Medical Center and the University of Illinois
College of Medicine at Peoria will demonstrate recent
advancements in robotic surgery, cancer treatment, digital
medical imaging and other health care improvements.
8:30 p.m. and
are repeated the
Sundays at 4:30
month host Ed
People with host
Ed Sutkowski can
normally be seen
on the first and
of the month at
Sundays at 12:30
p.m. The series
can also be seen
from 8-9 p.m. on
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