Area history, March 12, 2014

Area history, March 12, 2014

Today is Wednesday, March 12, 2014. News reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago on this date:

In 1914, Mrs. Rosa Dill, pioneer woman of Dillsburg near Rantoul, is dead at the age of 72. She was the mother of 11 children. She was born in Gunschwinden, Germany, in 1841, crossed the Atlantic with her parents and settled in Ontario, Canada. In 1860, she married Sebastian Dill. In 1865, they decided to move to the United States and crossed the border on the day that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Eventually, they settled on land near Dillsburg.

In 1964, another late-season storm dumped 4.5 inches of snow on the area, according to the Illinois State Water Survey. This gives Champaign-Urbana a total of 9.1 inches of snow in three days.

In 1999, the historic Jaques house in downtown Urbana will be on the move in about two months. The Urbana City Council voted to approve an agreement that will move the 1867 Italianate house from 207 W. Elm St., next to the Urbana Free Library, to 709 W. Main St.

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