Area history, June 9, 2014

Area history, June 9, 2014

In 1914, hearings on three contemplated public improvements in Champaign will be Saturday morning. The first project is to repave Hickory Street from Neil Street to Prospect Avenue. The second is for New and Union streets. It would straighten New Street and make it of uniform width and pave it from Church Street south to Springfield Avenue. It also would pave all of Union Street. The third hearing is on a plan to pave Market Street from the cold storage plant north to the city limits.

In 1964, construction on an addition to Kenwood School in Champaign is running behind schedule and the earliest the 14 classrooms could be ready is around Nov. 10, according to architects for the Champaign school board. Superintendent of Schools E.H. Mellon said he doubted the school would be available for the first semester of the 1964-65 school year.

In 1999, Champaign City Council members have cleared the Champaign Park District's road to ownership of the Virginia Theatre. The council agreed to forgive nearly $640,000 in loans to the theater.

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