Central Illinois Gazette (October 2010)

Central Illinois Gazette (October 2010)

Take the 1960 C-U Trivia Quiz

 At Thursday night's annual meeting of the Half Century Club, we presented the folowing quiz on events here 50 years ago. See how many you can get correctly.

Al Reynolds apologizes for remarks

The following is a statement released late Thursday night by Al Reynolds election campaign. Reynolds is the Republican candidate for the Illinois Senate in the 52nd Distict that includes Champaign and Vermilion counties:

How bad is Vermilion County's economy?

There was an unusual exchange between the Illinois Senate candidates at a forum Wednesday night at Danville Area Community College.

Al Reynolds, the Danville Republican challenging Sen. Mike Frerichs, D-Champaign, said that when he moved back to Danville a few years ago he was disappointed to see how badly its economy had declined.

Daily dose: Local history, (Bill) Brady Homes, Norm Davis, 'Mad Men,' Coming Sunday

Local history

In 1910, the biggest crowd ever to attend an Illinois football game [--] estimated a 14,000 [--] saw Illinois defeat Chicago 3-0 at Illinois Field. It was Illinois’ first win over the University of Chicago since 1901.

(It also was the first Homecoming game -- anywhere.)

Daily dose: Local history, S-T backs Pat Quinn, Trib backs Tim Johnson, not much action in pro games, Mark Shelden & Daily Kos, money for Jakobsson. Matt the Welder

Local history

In 1910, friends of John Lierman, the Champaign man who was motorman on the Illinois Traction System train that crashed near Staunton, killing 36 people, believe he may have lost his mind as a result of the accident. They say he is in a dazed state of mind and is unable to talk intelligently about the incident or what happened before the crash.

Daily dose: Teen marauders 50 years ago, surprising Trib endorsements, high-speed rail, Business and Brady, FutureGen

Local history

In 1910, B.F. Swigart, chairman of the committee on lot improvements for the Chamber of Commerce addition, said that the desired improvements will cost between $15,000 and $16,000. Swigart also reported that a contract has been awarded for removing a hedge fence and that the old trees will be removed at once.