In 1913, 5.18 inches of rain has fallen in Champaign in the last four days and it is little wonder that basements in all parts of the city are flooded and creeks in the vicinity are overflowing their banks. With the heavy rains has come high winds. Gusts reached 41 mph Sunday afternoon. A lake has formed on North Willis Avenue where 3 acres are covered with water. Subways under the Illinois Central tracks are filed with water and people living near the Washington Street subway had to leave their homes by way of windows.
In 1963, the Illinois Supreme Court held today that occupations such as television, shoe and auto repair shops are not liable under the state sales tax act. The high court also ruled that books and other materials sold by university-owned bookstores come under the sales tax.