Catching up with some big days in local history ....
Saturday, Nov. 10
In 1912, the final count of Champaign County’s election returns is in, and it includes some changes. The Progressive Party candidate for president, Theodore Roosevelt, carried the county by 75 votes over Democrat Woodrow Wilson. Edward Dunne, Democrat, won for governor by 157 votes. Congressman McKinley lost districtwide but won his home county by 1,247 votes. Capt. John R.
In 1912, a big Republican Party rally will be held at 8 tonight at the Elks’ Auditorium, featuring Dean Harker of the University of Illinois law school, former Gov. Richard Yates, state Sen. H.M. Dunlap and Congressman William McKinley. There also will be a parade and an appearance by the University of Illinois Glee Club.