Area history, May 26, 2014
Today is Monday, May 26, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: The Champaign Board of Local Improvements has awarded a $11,667 contract for the cement paving of Davidson Street and a $14,147 contract for a brick pavement for South Prospect Avenue to Stipes and Pilcher. Both projects are expected to be completed by this fall.
In 1964: 31 University of Illinois students face punishment ranging all the way to dismissal when the Senate Committee on Student Discipline meets June 3. They were part of a semester-ending mob that threw rocks and bottles for about three hours late Sunday and early Monday morning.
In 1999: Two applicants — Alfred Anderson, executive director of the Champaign Consortium, and Jonathan Talbott, a senior chemist with the Illinois Waste Management and Research Center — have emerged as candidates to replace Mayor-elect Jerry Schweighart as District 5 representative on the Champaign City Council.