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In the Local Spotlight

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010


Host Jim WilhelmIllinois Adventure


  • 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.  [more information]

  •  Sept. 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.  [more information]

  • Sept. 23 Our destinations include Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda, the courthouse in Hennepin, and the Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville. [more information]

  • 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.  [more information]

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.


At Issue


  • At Issue LogoAt 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 p.m.

  • 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.


These half-hour programs premiere on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and are repeated the following Sundays at 4:30 p.m.


Interesting People


Interesting People LogoThis month host Ed Sutkowski's guests are:



Interesting People with host Ed Sutkowski can normally be seen on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 10 p.m., repeating the following Sundays at 12:30 p.m. The series can also be seen each Wednesday from 8-9 p.m. on WTVP World channel 47.2.





For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org



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