Area history, Jan. 27, 2014

Area history, Jan. 27, 2014

Today is Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. News reports from this date in history:

In 1914, on the morning of Feb. 4, 16 boys representing the second and third prize winners in the McKinley Boys Corn Club contests in the 19th Congressional District, will leave Decatur and Champaign as guests of the Honorable William McKinley, president of the Illinois Traction System, on a two-day trip to Springfield and St. Louis. First-prize winners recently enjoyed a 10-day trip to Washington, D.C., as the guests of McKinley.

In 1964, two University of Illinois students are in the Atlanta city jail among about 80 persons arrested in connection with a demonstration in front of a downtown Atlanta restaurant. They were arrested for disturbing the peace, along with other members of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.

In 1999, responding to concerns about the corn and the Quad, the University of Illinois is dropping plans for a parking garage and fire station next to the Morrow Plots, an experimental agriculture station on campus. UI officials say they now are looking at a site about 600 feet west of the Morrow Plots, at the southwest corner of Gregory and Dorner drives.

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