Central Illinois Gazette

Central Illinois Gazette

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Local history

In 1910, the luck of the Urbana Fire Department has changed and the fires are now coming in at night instead of in the daytime. Last night there were two alarms: one at 10 p.m. and another at 6 a.m. today. Neither was serious.

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Local history

In 1910, representatives of local real estate interests are in Chicago today to meet with the Illinois Central Railroad regarding the purchase of a shop site near the south yards in Champaign. Negotiations for the removal of the round house from its present site to the vicinity of the south yards have been in progress several times.

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Local history

In 1910, today the two 500-horsepower boilers recently installed at the Champaign power plant were pressed into service. The boilers increase the horsepower available for interurban and lighting purposes to 1,500 horsepower and will prevent a recurrence of a tie-up as was caused the other night just at the supper hour.

Record high today?

Today's record high temperature of 74 degrees, set in 1949, may be in jeopardy.

At 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service, it was already 68 degrees at Willard Airport.

Today's forecast high, according to the NWS, is 71 degrees.