Area history, Feb. 3, 2014

Area history, Feb. 3, 2014

Today is Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. News reports from this date in history:

In 1914, Urbana women are to have their first opportunity to vote on par with men on Feb. 28 when they vote on a plan to issue $10,000 in bonds for the benefit of a new Carnegie library. The election will take place in the police magistrate's office at the Urbana City Building. The library board has a chance to secure a lot at the southwest corner of Elm and Race streets for $11,000.

In 1964, 32 people were arrested in a 2:30 a.m. raid Sunday at an unlicensed liquor establishment at 603 N. Poplar St., C. James Moore and John Cheatum were charged with unlawful storage of liquor and operating an unlicensed liquor establishment.

In 1999, after four years of planning and discussion, the Urbana school board made it official Tuesday night by voting unanimously to put a $23.6 million referendum on the April 13 ballot. The money would go toward renovating Urbana Middle and Leal Elementary schools, upgrading technology districtwide and for a new indoor swimming pool.

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