Area history, Jan. 21, 2014

Area history, Jan. 21, 2014

On Jan. 21:

In 1914, that the sale price of Illinois farmland has depreciated with the poor crop last year was evidenced at the auction sale of the Dan Keeler farm at Ivesdale. The farm of 80 acres was sold to John Grady of Ivesdale for an even $200 an acre, which according to a local banker is about $25 an acre less than it would have sold for a year ago. Edward Judy of Champaign was the auctioneer.

In 1964, Urbana will accept bids for construction of its new city building and a separate police station on Feb. 11. Mayor Stanley Weaver said he believes both buildings will be ready for occupancy in early 1965.

In 1999, a University of Illinois trustee whose term has technically expired was named chairman of the board. Democrat Jeffrey Gindorf, a Crystal Lake physician, was elected to a one-year term at the board's annual meeting in Chicago.

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