Area history, Jan. 30, 2014

Today is Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. News reports from this date in history:

In 1914, Judge Solon Philbrick today upheld an injunction granted earlier to restrain the city of Champaign from enforcing the ordinance providing for the renaming and renumbering of houses in the city. Unless an appeal is made by the city, the restraining order will be permanent, and the renaming and renumbering ordinance will be nullified. The ordinance was passed by the city council several months ago.

In 1964, a public meeting has been called for Feb. 19 to protest a state highway division decision to close a county road in the Lake of the Woods area. Present plans call for closing County Highway 50, which runs northeast from U.S. 150 past the Girl Scout Camp, Lake of the Woods and the Champaign Sportsmen's Club. Mahomet-area leaders say they believe that closing the road would inconvenience large numbers of people. They want an overpass or underpass to carry County Highway 50 over or under Interstate 74.

In 1999, starting at 8 a.m. today, Illini Swallow and Greyhound buses will operate from the new Illinois Terminal in downtown Champaign. Amtrak started making its stops at the new station Friday night.

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