Area history, April 6, 2014

Area history, April 6, 2014

Today is Sunday, April 6, 2014. News reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: Four women are on the ballot in tomorrow's township election in Urbana. The female candidates are: Miss Pearl Boggs, Progressive, and Mrs. Eliza Ditto, Prohibition, for assistant supervisor; Mrs. Maie Wright, Progressive, and Mrs. Carrie Stitt, Prohibition, for collector. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at six locations in Urbana: the Kankakee & Urbana Traction office on North Market Street, Chases' paint shop on West Main Street, the Collins store on West Hill Street, the Fays farm on South Goodwin Avenue, the office of T.W. McHugh on West Main Street and the sheriff's office at the courthouse.

In 1964: A court order has halted a strike against the 2,600-mile Big Four division of the New York Central Railroad. The court-imposed 10-day truce halted picketing at the Urbana yards of the Peoria and Eastern division early Sunday. Local trainmaster Don Larson said 35 to 40 crewmen would have been idled by the strike.

In 1999: Champaign-Urbana Public Health District board members voted to hire Larry McCulley as the district's new director. He is the corporate director of education and information for the Southern Illinois Health Care foundation in East St. Louis.

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