Illinois' upcoming move to a $1.98 per pack cigarette tax will move it into 16th place among the states, according to information from the Federation of Tax Administrators.
States with higher cigarettes taxes are:
New York $4.35 per pack
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee wasted little time attacking the 13th Copngressional District Republican county chairmen's choice of Rodney Davis of Taylorville to be the congressional candidate to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana.
In 1912, city officials in Champaign would like to see everyone in the city taking part Wednesday in the annual clean-up day. Property owners are asked to clean up streets, alleys, backyards and every place in need of overhauling.
From last Wednesday's News-Gazette column ...
Today in local history
In 1912, the Urbana rural route carriers were able to get to only a part of their route yesterday and did not even make an attempt today because the country roads are so bad. Several of the carriers report that their horses are in bad shape, the result of having their legs cut by the ice and the half-frozen roads.
In 1912, it was authoritatively stated at a late hour this afternoon that the new west side Catholic church will be located at the southeast corner of West Clark and Elm streets. That excellent property is now occupied by a dwelling house. It was purchased today.
From Sunday's column in The News-Gazette ...