Today is Monday, April 28, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago.
In 1914: The city police court presented an unusual scene this morning when 22 prisoners were arraigned before Police Magistrate Joseph Jutton, all charged with vagrancy. Jutton announced he would impose a uniform sentence of 10 days on the rock pile, a form of punishment which was revived today to meet the exigency of the emergency.
In 1964: Leo Pfeffer polled 852 more votes than Tom Garman and was renamed chairman of the Champaign County Democratic Party during a stormy battle between the old guard and a group of reformers. The meeting, at the Motel Urbana, went for more than 31/2 hours.
In 1999: Two and a half years after shutting down its Clinton nuclear power plant, Illinois Power is ready to resume operations there. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has lifted constraints on restarting the plant.