Area history, Jan. 16, 2014

Area history, Jan. 16, 2014

On Jan. 16:

In 1914, considerable excitement was created on Chester Court and South Neil Street around 1 p.m. today when Ed Daly opened fire on Jake Greenburg, an east side shoe repairer. None of the shots took effect. Daly was arrested by Desk Sgt. James Cochran. When he is sufficiently sober, he will be given a court hearing. The trouble apparently began when Daly allegedly stole Greenburg's overcoat.

In 1964, Mrs. Lillian Eldridge, owner of Lil's Jockey Club in Vermilion County since 1937, was shot to death. George Lewis, who apparently shot her, died of a self-inflicted gunshot.

In 1999, six months after Urbana Fire Chief Bill Pessemier left to take a job in Colorado, city council members are expected to ratify the hiring of Rex Mundt of Marshalltown, Iowa, as the next fire chief. His starting salary would be $69,900.

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