Area history, April 5, 2014

Area history, April 5, 2014

Today is Saturday, April 5, 2014. News reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: 

In 1914: A sensation was sprung today with the release of Oliver Sullivan, charged with the murder of William Larry last October, on $25,000 bond. The bond was put up by his father, George, a retired farmer in Homer, and several other Homer area farmers. Sullivan has been held without bond since his arrest, three days after the discovery of the body.

In 1964: Plans to construct a 12-building, 140-unit apartment project in northwest Champaign, worth an estimated $1.75 million, were announced Saturday by Darrell Ozier of Ozier Construction Co. Ground is expected to be broken by July 1 on the development at Mattis and Cynthia avenues. Rents will range from $114 to $125 a month for two-bedroom units to $125 to $145 a month for the three-bedroom units.

In 1999: Illinois Power Co.'s Clinton nuclear plant, shut down since September 1996 for performance improvement activities and malfunctions, is making steady progress toward being able to restart, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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