Area history, March 22, 2014

Today is Saturday, March 22, 2014. News reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914, all plans are in readiness for a homecoming reception for former Congressman William McKinley of Champaign, who later this week will returning from his trip around the world.

In 1964, Pekin's Chinks won the title of most unpopular high school champions in 57 years Saturday night. They didn't do it by hitting their mothers in public or anything else that was less than gentlemanly. What they did was beat tiny Cobden (147 students) of southern Illinois, 50-45, and to the Assembly Hall crowd of 16,128, that was the same as telling the innocent there was really no Santa Claus.

In 1999, Urbana school board candidate Cheryl Walker, whose nominating petitions were successfully challenged by a rival, says she will run a write-in campaign in school board district 3.

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