Area history, Feb. 20, 2014

Area history, Feb. 20, 2014

Today is Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. News reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago on this date:

In 1914, Hazel Turner of 55 S. Chestnut St., C, was arrested after taking poison at her home. Police had been called to her home where they found her suffering from the effects of tincture of iodine. After being treated for several hours, she was taken with others at her home to the police station. She later was released on bond and taken back home.

In 1964, State Treasurer William Scott, a Republican candidate for governor, will speak March 6 at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall. He will be the first political candidate to use the facilities of the great new hall.

In 1999, the Twin City Knights of Columbus is in the market for a new home. Furnishings and equipment at the old KCs home on West Springfield Avenue in Champaign were sold last weekend and the property was auctioned off in December. Chartered in 1904, the fraternal and charitable organization of 450 Catholic men had been at 2611 W. Springfield Ave. since the early 1950s.

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