Area history, March 2, 2014

Area history, March 2, 2014

Today is Sunday, March 2, 2014. News reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago on this date:

In 1914, Champaign schools are back in session, pool halls have reopened and scores of University of Illinois students who fled the town at the first mention of the scarlet fever scare have returned. But two new cases, one in Champaign, and one in Urbana, were reported over the weekend.

In 1964, 19 youths ranging in age from 14 to 25 years were arrested early Sunday morning in a raid on a "clubhouse" at 513 N. Fourth St. in northeast Champaign. Nine Champaign police officers arrested the youths on charges ranging from creating a nuisance to carrying weapons and possession of indecent publications.

In 1999, Revere Ware Corp. announced Monday that it would close its 50-year-old cookware plant on July 31. The plant employs 350 people. It's been in operation since 1950. "We agonized over the decision," said Peter Campanella, president of Corning Consumer Products Co., which owns Revere.

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