Ah, for the freedom to shoot fireworks
School consolidation, 50 years ago
U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, has issued a brief statement in response to the U.S. effort to capture Osama bin Laden, which ended in bin Laden's death Sunday in Pakistan:
This afternoon's scheduled hearing on the state's tentative decision to switch state employees' and retirees' health insurance from Urbana-based Health Alliance has been moved from the Stratton Building in Springfield to a larger hearing room in the Capitol.
A class at the Columbia University law school has developed a new congressional district map for Illinois that throws Champaign and Vermilion counties into a district with Macon and Sangamon counties.
Local history: Looking for commies
In 1911, with the dedication Sunday of the Church of Christ, University Place, the community’s largest place of worship was opened for services. The entire structure is not new, but an addition has almost doubled the capacity of the church.
In 1911, Illinois will double the general appropriation for the maintenance of public schools in the state, and make it $2 million annually. This was agreed to by the House appropriations committee.