Area history, April 29, 2014
Today is Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: The Champaign County Country clubhouse will open May 15 and the first regular dinner will be served May 28. A committee has been appointed to host the Central Illinois Golf Association meeting in July. Members include: Miss Julia Mattis, C.A. Kiler, Mrs. F.L. Bills, F.W. Woody, Mrs. D.C. Swannell, Leonard Lewis and William B. McKinley.
In 1964: Permits to enter the University of Illinois next September are running 60 percent higher than at this time last year and UI officials fear they may have to deny admission to "a substantial number" of students who meet admission requirements. In 1963, 91 percent of all students who applied were admitted. Because of housing restrictions, only 1,400 more students can be admitted next year than this year's 25,611.
In 1999: The Champaign County Historical Museum can now officially call the Cattle Bank building at First Street and University Avenue its home. The Housing Authority of Champaign County approved the sale of the building to the museum for $135,000. The 3,000-square-foot building is 141 years old and is believed to be the oldest commercial building in the county.