Area history, May 12, 2014
Today is Monday, May 12, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago.
In 1914: The opening day of the Illinois-Missouri baseball league game in Champaign today has been postponed until tomorrow due to inclement weather. There were only two bad places in the field and it was thought that the grounds could have been made ready, but the continued gloomy weather and chilly temperatures made opening festivities out of the question.
In 1964: Richard G. Longnecker has been named the associate principal in charge of the Champaign High School annex in west Champaign. The second senior high school will be operated as an annex until the completion of the building's second phase. Longnecker will assume his duties in Champaign on June 1.
In 1999: The village of Rantoul is losing its police chief but gaining a new business leader. Allen Jones, the police chief since 1986, will become executive director of the Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce in June.