Central Illinois Gazette (August 2011)

Central Illinois Gazette (August 2011)

Daily dose: Local history and the sorta warm Cubs

Local history

Beginning of the interstate highway idea?


Daily Dose: Local history, presidential contributions, Obama goes to Chicago, Military budget cuts ahead

Local history:

In 1911, property owners along Curtis Street in Champaign have asked the city council to change the name of the street back to Bradley Avenue. This was the original name of the thoroughfare, but it was changed to Curtis Street about six years ago.

No statement yet from Johnson on debt deal

U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, has not yet released a statement on whether he will vote for the debt ceiling compromise anounced Sunday night.

A statement is expected later today, said Johnson spokesman Phil Bloomer.

But may have given a strong hint of his vote when last week he came out against House Speaker John Boehner's debt reduction plan.