Area history, April 21, 2014

Area history, April 21, 2014

Today is Monday, April 21, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago.

In 1914: According to a statement from manager Wilson, the lineup of the Champaign Velvets minor league baseball team will not be materially changed from last year. There are 24 players in the squad due to arrive here next Monday for spring practice.

In 1964: It could be as long as three weeks before the Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District plants are back at full capacity, district engineer E.J. Beatty said Tuesday. "The real danger of the floods and the problems at the sanitary district is where sewage has backed into basements," said Dr. Huston Banton of the state health department. "This could be a health hazard in these homes unless the material is cleaned and removed."

In 1999: Champaign County Board Republicans pushed through a zoning ordinance amendment regulating where sexually oriented businesses can locate in the county. The amendment restricts the adult businesses to general business districts where they could not be within 1,000 feet of each other or schools, churches, libraries, parks or residential areas.

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