Area history, May 17, 2014
Today is Saturday, May 17, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: The position of superintendent of nurses at Burnham Hospital, made vacant by the resignation of Miss Kruger, who is to be married May, 27, has been filled by Miss Anna C. Farley, a graduate of the School for Nurses at Worcester, Mass.
In 1964: Construction is expected to start early this fall on an 80-acre southeast Urbana subdivision, which will contain approximately 350 homes in the "medium price range" category. The subdivision will be north of the Thomas Paine School on Florida Avenue extended, according to developer Scott Weller, who also has built Holiday Park in southwest Champaign and Scottswood in east Urbana. Weller said the subdivision would be known as "Lincolnwood." The homes will be priced in the range of $15,000 to $22,000, he said.
In 1999: New University of Illinois graduates should follow their hearts instead of their wallets, said Richard Kaplan, the president of CNN who said he earned $83 a week in his first job in the 1960s. Kaplan, a UI graduate, spoke at commencement ceremonies at the UI Assembly Hall.