Daily dose: Local history, EIU enrollment, Tom Cross takes fundraising business to Michigan

Daily dose: Local history, EIU enrollment, Tom Cross takes fundraising business to Michigan

Local history

In 1912, there is a shortage of milk hereabouts, due to the heat wave. The near-famine reached its height Wednesday when the milk supply for the city was about 350 gallons short. Hurried calls were made to Chicago, Bloomington, Peoria and Effingham, and those cities were asked to help Champaign-Urbana. But all apparently were in the same boat.

In 1962, Joseph R. Carson, Urbana attorney and Democratic candidate for state’s attorney, faced three charges following his arrest early Thursday by state troopers, one of whom may have been hurt trying to arrest Carson. Carson was charged with driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest and running a stop sign. He was stopped by State Police at 1:30 a.m. at the Five Points intersection in Urbana. Trooper Joe McCombs complained of an injured back after struggling with Carson.

Steep enrollment drop at EIU

By the Associated Press

Enrollment has dropped 6.8 percent at Eastern Illinois University this school year.

The campus in Charleston reported Wednesday that on-campus and off-campus enrollment was about 10,400 this fall semester. That’s compared to nearly 11,200 last fall semester. The university said in a news release that the dip in enrollment was expected. The school blamed “a tough economy coupled with a decrease in state financial aid.”



Tom Cross sends some business to Michigan

From Bernie Schoenburg's State Journal-Register column ...

Illinois House Republican Leader TOM CROSS is going to extremes to put some distance between himself and Chicago Democrats.
How else to explain that an Oct. 8 fundraiser for Citizens to Elect Tom Cross is being billed as “a day of golf in Michigan” and will take place at The Lost Dunes Golf Club in Bridgman, Mich. The basic ticket is $1,500, although $25,000 event sponsorships also are available. Perhaps the event will calm down any members of Cross’s party who might be involved in tense elections.





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