Central Illinois Gazette

Central Illinois Gazette

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Local history

In 1911, the Illinois Traction System has received word that the rails for the new double track on Main Street in Urbana have been shipped and it is hoped they will be able to begin work next week. It will be a fine piece of work, covering a distance of two blocks on Main Street from Market Street to the Flat Iron Building.

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Local history

In 1911, the highway commissioners of Ogden Township met Saturday to consider a petition from 24 landowners living along the road 2 1/2 miles south of Ogden to have the road narrowed 40 feet. The commissioners refused to grant the petition.

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Local history

In 1911, engineer Hays and the surveying party working on the Kankakee-Urbana interurban line reached a point several miles northeast of Urbana last night and are expected to pass Thomasboro today and reach Rantoul by Saturday. For the rest of the week their headquarters will be in Rantoul.

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Local history

In 1911, there will be a baseball game at 2:30 p.m. Friday at League Park between the city fathers of Champaign and Urbana. The game between the aldermen of the two cities will be for the benefit of the Cunningham orphanage. The admission is 25 cents. Let everyone come out and have a good laugh.

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Local history

Beginning of the interstate highway idea?


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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.