Central Illinois Gazette (November 2011)

Central Illinois Gazette (November 2011)

Daily dose: Local history, gambling revenue and costlier Tribune

Local history

In 1911, Cecil Morton, the 14-year-old son of Royal farmer John Martin, was kicked in the head by a mule last night and is suffering from a fractured skull. He was taken to Burnham Hospital last night, and Dr. Rease operated on the boy this morning and relieved pressure. The boy is reported to be resting easily.

Daily dose: Local history, political giving (to federal groups), more trouble for Dan Rutherford, the last honest man in Illinois (??) and candidate filing approaches

Local history

In 1911, downtown Urbana suffered a bad fire last night when the Urbana Drug Co. store at the corner of Race and Main streets was practically destroyed by smoke, fire and water damage. The fire was discovered at 11:45 p.m. in the basement of the building and it is believed to have been caused by defective electrical wiring.

Daily dose: Local history, UI international enrollment, Matt Goetten's first endorsement

Local history

In 1911, the Illinois varsity has had to run its plays in the snow in preparation for next week’s games against Northwestern at Illinois Field. The cold temperatures made it impossible to keep the men out too long and no scrimmage was indulged in.

Political endorsements

Last Sunday, Democratic congressional candidate David Gill said that he had been endorsed by former state Sen. Deanna Demuzio of Carlinville.

Now the Bloomington physician, apparently the only Democrat interested in taking on U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson next November, has added several more endorsements.