Area history, April 13, 2014

Area history, April 13, 2014

Today is Sunday, April 13, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: Judge Solon Philbrick of Champaign died today in Springfield. Judge Philbrick had been a member of the judicial circuit and had sat on the appellate court for a number of years.

In 1964: Fair skies and cool weather are expected for Tuesday's primary election. County Clerk John Hill said estimated that 27,000 to 28.000 voters would turn out at the county's 107 polling places. Pools will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In 1999: A major engineering laboratory that has been on the drawing board for 30 years soon may be built in the shadow of the Beckman Institute on the University of Illinois campus. UI planners will ask trustees to approve an architectural study for a $60 million electrical and computer engineering building on Wright Street, southwest of Beckman.

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