Central Illinois Gazette

Central Illinois Gazette

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Local history

In 1912, local authorities are investigating whether they will have to buy a new septic tank for the Champaign sewer system. The old septic tank, about a half-mile northeast of Urbana on 15 acres of ground belonging to the city, is in deplorable condition. Either radical improvements will have to be made or an entirely new tank will have to be built.

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Today's history

Cigarette tax rates, by state

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

DC Dems respond to GOP's choice of Rodney Davis to replace Tim Johnson

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.

Daily dose: Local history; Sen. Cultra will take on big debt and perhaps leave early; health insurance for state retirees targeted

Local history

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.

Tom Pliura dodges state campaign disclsoure rules

From last Wednesday's News-Gazette column ...


Local history: Icy weather 100 years ago and the last Elite Eight tournament at Huff Gym

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.