Area history, April 26, 2014
Today is Saturday, April 26, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: A St. Malachy Catholic School will be built in Rantoul this summer. The school will be taught by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield. The building will be of brown mat face brick with stone trimming. It will be two stories with a basement, with a frontage on Grove Avenue. Two-man school rooms will be on the first floor. The second floor will have a chapel, a music room, a dining room, community room, kitchen, bathroom, five bedrooms and a large dormitory for boarders.
In 1964: No immediate retirement plans are in store for one of Champaign County's oldest attorneys, who on June 18 will be honored for his 50 years of Illinois legal practice. Chancy L. Finfrock, who started his legal career in August 1914, has no plans to retire, he said.
In 1999: Urbana Mayor Todd Satterthwaite is calling the Champaign County Board's decision to ignore the city council's protest of a county zoning amendment "an act of bad faith." The city council had protested a proposed county ordinance to regulate sexually oriented businesses in unincorporated areas, including strip clubs and adult bookstores, but the Republican-dominated county board ignored it.