Area history, May 9, 2014
Today is Friday, May 9, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: Delbert R. Enochs of Champaign will seek the Democratic nomination for circuit judge in the June 27 primary election. Enochs graduated from the University of Illinois in 1893, then taught school for two years and became principal of Monticello High School. He then earned a law degree in 1903 and practiced in Chicago for six years before returning to Champaign in 1911.
In 1964: Two Lousville, Ky., men were arrested in Urbana for stealing $109 from a telephone coin box in the Men's Old Gymnasium on the University of Illinois campus. Each was held on $10,000 bond.
In 1999: Most Champaign County property owners received their property tax bills in the mail Saturday and for the most part the increases were on the small side, thanks to property tax caps. This is the second year that tax caps have been in effect in Champaign County. Tax caps limit taxing bodies to inflationary increases in their tax levies, unless voters approve a larger increase.