Central Illinois Gazette

Central Illinois Gazette

Daily Dose: Looking for commies, wet even for April, Health Alliance, higher state retiree health care costs, medical marijuana, Rep. Johnson's campaign fund

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.

Daily Dose: Local history, Schweighart campaign money, State health insurance contract, Fishing pals

Local history

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.

Daily Dose: Local history, mayoral money, searching for a county auditor, cutting the number of local governments, reaction to Rep. Rose's LINK card bill

Local history

In 1911, Roy V. Williams and Charles E. Mueller have leased the plant of the People’s Ice Co., which has not been in use for several months, and have formed a partnership to engage in the manufacture of ice. They have begun to overhaul the plant and the production of ice will begin next Monday.

Nothing wrong with an undervote on Election Day

According to a report filed with the State Board of Elections yesterday, the money behind the group opposing today's Champaign County auditor referendum is the Illinois Association of County Auditors, based in Alton.

A D versus R mayoral election in Champaign

The mayoral election in Champaign may be nonpartisan but that doesn't mean it is.

Tomorrow's contest pits incumbent Jerry Schweighart, a Republican loyalist, against Don Gerard, a hard Democrat.

Daily Dose: Local history, Tim Johnson & NPR, NCAA hypocrisy on American Indian imagery, It helps to be athletic, Detroit's population loss, 43-degree plunge

Local history

In 1911, tomorrow is the opening of the high school baseball season with a game at West End Park between the Champaign High School team and LeRoy High School. Champaign has been practicing daily and is determined to avenge the basketball defeat at the hands of LeRoy.