Area history, Jan. 14, 2014

Area history, Jan. 14, 2014

On Jan. 14:

In 1914, T.M. Garver, a former employee of The Champaign Daily Gazette, said he recalls quite distinctly the Oct. 13, 1886, lynching in Monticello of Henry Wildman. Interest in the event has been renewed since Reason Trigg last Saturday confessed his role in the affair, and asked to be punished. At the time of the lynching, Garver worked at the Monticello Bulletin. Garver says that many of the statements recently printed about the event are incorrect.

In 1964, delays of between one and three hours are expected for northbound Illinois Central trains through Champaign because of a southbound derailment near Effingham. The northbound Seminole was running about eight hours behind schedule because of the weather and the derailment. The Creole and the City of Miami also will be delayed.

In 1999, state Sen. Stan Weaver, R-Urbana, will return to his post as Senate majority leader. He was reappointed by Senate President James "Pate" Philip. Weaver will receive $20,621 as a leader, in addition to his regular salary of $50,802.

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