Central Illinois Gazette

Coming Thursday: another big day at the Statehouse

With five scheduled days remaining in this session of the Legislature, there's just a little time left for lawmakers to get going on a lengthy to-do list.

Daily dose: Local history, Maynard Gitman, More snow in C-U, Remembering Edwin Jahiel

Local history

In 1910, opposition to the extensive projects being considered by the University of Illinois has begun to develop. The normal schools of Illinois, led by the normal school in Normal, have launched a campaign against establishment of a central teachers’ training school at the UI as proposed by President James.

Daily dose: Local history, Big interest in Parkland board, Rep. Shane Cultra controversy, Snowman/bus collision gets even bigger

Local history

In 1910, members of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees listened for almost eight hours yesterday to plans that, if realized, would put the UI at the top of publicly endowed universities. The total requests of the various departments amount to more than $4 million, which is twice what they got from the Legislature in the last biennium.

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