Area history, Jan. 17, 2014

On Jan. 17, 2014

In 1914, Thomas Gallivan Jr., the 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Gallivan, 1406 W. Univrsity Ave., U, was shot and killed this morning by his older brother who was playing with a .22-caliber rifle. He survived for about 45 minutes after the accidental shooting.

In 1964, Twin City Landscape Service Inc. of Urbana was the low bidder — $22,578 — for the next stage of tree planting on the University of Illinois campus. Trees will be planted on Mathews Avenue between Springfield and Nevada; on Oak Street from Stadium Drive to Florida; on Sixth Street between Armory and Pennsylvania; on St. Mary's Road from Fourth Street to the Illinois Central; and on Gregory Drive from Oak to First.

In 1999, Savoy's long wait for its own grocery store is nearly over. Festival Foods is stocking, hiring and preparing to open early its 24-hour store next month on U.S. 45, south of the Savoy 16 theater.

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