Area history, June 2, 2014

Area history, June 2, 2014

Today is Monday, June 2, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: The Urbana City Council last night approved paving two streets in the city, North Goodwin Avenue at a cost of $18,000 and North Orchard Street at a cost of $5,800. They are expected to be completed this year.

In 1964: Mrs. Harriette Bailey of Chicago, who died in 1963, left farmland in Coles and Moultrie counties said to be worth more than $1 million to her tenants and to an 11-year-old boy who was named after her son. Mrs. Bailey, who was 86 when she died, was the widow of an Armour and Co. executive who spent summers in her home about 6-1/2 miles east of Sullivan.

In 1999: Former University of Illinois basketball player and Illinois prison guard Ervin Small Tuesday began serving a prison term after pleading guilty to possession with intent to deliver cocaine. Small faces a mandatory prison sentence of 10 years to life.

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