200 Years from the Heart: The Sinking of the Columbia
Did you know that one of Illinois' worst maritime disasters happened right here in the Heart of Illinois? The sinking of the Columbia back in 1918 took dozens of lives from Pekin, Kingston Mines and Peoria. "It was around the July 4th holiday, so that mad
200 Years from the Heart: Help needed to fund Abe Lincoln's artifacts
A key part of the Abe Lincoln experience is now part of the crowd sourcing craze. With $9.7 million to go to repay a key loan, the Lincoln Foundation in Springfield has turned to technology's newest method to raise money. It's called GoFundMe.
200 Years from the Heart: The historic McLean Depot Train Shop
Take a trip back to 1853 – a time when Trains were becoming a common way to travel. But how is model railroading, President Lincoln's Funeral, and an old wooden building all related? If you take a drive down the old Route 66 you'll eventually come t
200 Years from the Heart: Ronald Reagan's Illinois roots
He held one of the biggest jobs in the world, but came from one of the smallest towns and colleges in Illinois. Tuesday marked the 107th birthday of Ronald Reagan. And as part of our continuing coverage of the Illinois bicentennial, 200 Years from the Hea
Celebrate 200 years of Illinois with the Peoria Riverfront Museum
What's being billed as the "first and only comprehensive exhibition" celebrating the Illinois bicentennial will open at the Peoria Riverfront Museum next month. "Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years in the Land of Lincoln" will debut Feb. 3. More than 240 histor
Lincoln presidential banner restored in time for state Bicentennial
We take another step into 200 Years from the Heart, the journey toward Illinois' Bicentennial. Abraham Lincoln looking to get his feet into the White House... this local banner helping him there.
200 Years from the Heart: The Bicentennial Beer
As part of the year-long celebration, a commemorative beverage made from Illinois' finest ingredients is ready to be tapped. This is just one way the state of Illinois is celebrating leading up to their 200th birthday.