Area history, April 28, 2014

Area history, April 28, 2014

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.

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