Area history, April 10, 2014

Today is Thursday, April 10, 2014. News reports from  this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: A male child about three hours old was found Thursday night on the doorstep of Mr. and Mrs. Zombro, 107 W. Avondale Ave., and is doing famously at the Julia F. Burnham Hospital. The authorities are trying to locate the mother by talking to local physicians. The child was found in a market basket and wrapped in a white blanket.

In 1964: The Illinois Central Railroad began moving again Friday, but it will be Saturday morning before passenger trains are running from Champaign to Chicago. IC division superintendent F.K. Stanford said that it would be impossible to make up a special train for the normal Champaign to Chicago Friday rush because no locomotive was available in Champaign.

In 1999: Actor Gary Sinise, one of the Illinoisans to be honored as a Lincoln laureate, said he will be unable to attend the April 24 ceremony in Urbana. Sinise is filming in Canada and unable to leave, said University of Illinois spokeswoman Lex Tate.

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