Area history, June 3, 2014

Area history, June 3, 2014

In 1914: H. Annis, a well known efficiency engineer, has arranged to make adjustments to the carburetors and magnetos of automobiles in the city this week. His service is being donated by three businesses: the J. Fidler garage, E.V. Kirby's Ford headquarters and the Overland sales room of the George G. Goll Co. on Hickory Street.

In 1964: Champaign-Urbana City Lines announced cutbacks in bus service starting next Monday. Several routes, including the University, West Church and North routes, will move to half-hour service with hourly service from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The company explained that the cutbacks were necessitated by a drop in business which has caused the cost per mile to exceed the revenue per mile by 7 cents.

In 1999: State transportation and railroad officials don't want Savoy to extend Tomaras Avenue over the Illinois Central tracks east of U.S. 45, so the village is looking at going under the tracks. But it won't be cheap. The cost of an underpass is estimated at $2.8 million.

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