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‘American Pickers’ is headed to Illinois. They need you to tell them where to go.

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz star in American Pickers on the History Channel. In June, the show will film several episodes in Illinois.
Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz star in American Pickers on the History Channel. In June, the show will film several episodes in Illinois.

History Channel’s documentary series American Pickers will film several episodes in Illinois beginning in June — and they’re asking locals to send in information on large, private collections or accumulations of antiques in the state.

A release from the show stated that the series documents Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz exploring “the fascinating world of antique ‘picking.’”

The two men want to learn the history behind the collections and the people that own them.

“As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics,” the release stated. “Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items.”

Anyone who wants to submit an Illinois antique collection to be featured on the show can submit name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-653-7878.

Dana Rieck: 618-239-2642, @ByDanaRieck

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