Area history, Jan. 12, 2014

On Jan. 12:

In 1914, there seems little doubt that Champaign will have organized baseball again this summer, although the name of the Illinois-Missouri League likely will be changed. For several years now the league has been strictly an Illinois organization. Champaign team President Nunan says he has many letters from promising youngsters asking for tryouts with the team.

In 1964, assistant state's attorney Andrew Stecyk says that he will be a Republican candidate for state's attorney. His announcement increased the belief that State's Attorney Robert Waaler will not seek reelection. Stecyk will be opposed in the April primary election by Burt Greaves.

In 1999, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees has approved a $135,000 appointment for former Gov. Jim Edgar at the UI's Institute of Government and Public Affairs. The appointment came on the same day that Edgar stepped down as governor and George Ryan was sworn in as the state's chief executive. Edgar, who grew up in Charleston, served two terms as governor.

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