Central Illinois Gazette

Central Illinois Gazette

Dan Rutherford's problematic aboutface

One day after he said the results of an internal investigation would be made public, State Treasurer Dan Rutherford has deferred to his attorney who says the findings of an independent investigation won't be revealed.

A federal lawsuit filed last week by a former treasurer's office employee contained allegations of sexual harassment and political coercion.

Rep. Davis statement on partial government shutdown

13th Congressional District Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) released the following statement on Congress failing to come to an agreement to fund federal government operations:

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis on shutdown

Statement from Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, on government shutdown:

This time, campus smoking ban clears Illinois Senate

SPRINGFIELD — Given a second chance, a bill to prohibit smoking on all public university campuses in Illinois was approved by the Illinois Senate.

Last week, the measure, SB 2202, fell five votes short of passing the Senate, and it was placed on "postponed consideration."

Today in history: The beginning of Champaign's Park (now Art) Theatre

In 1913, Champaign is to have a new and modern motion picture theater, one that will be the equal of anything in the Middle West. Mark and Bert Cooper are to build a theater on the T.D. Wilson lot on Church Street, just west of the Trevett & Mattis Bank, and work will begin in a short time.

So, you think the weather is bad today

In 1913, 5.18 inches of rain has fallen in Champaign in the last four days and it is little wonder that basements in all parts of the city are flooded and creeks in the vicinity are overflowing their banks. With the heavy rains has come high winds. Gusts reached 41 mph Sunday afternoon. A lake has formed on North Willis Avenue where 3 acres are covered with water.

3-4 inches of snow in Champaign County area, says weather service

National Weather Service analysis shows most of ChampagnCounty got about 3 to 4 inches of snow Thursday evening and night.

Greater amounts (4 to 6 inches) fell in Decatur, Litchfield and Pana, and lesser amounts (1 to 3 inches) in Danville, Bloomington-Normal, Charleston-Mattoon and Paris.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge2/snow/index.php?site=ilx&lat=40&lon=-89&zo...

Lincoln Hall dedication, 100 years ago tomorrow

Saturday's history column