Area history, June 10, 2014

Today is Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: By a vote of 13-1, the Champaign City Council has adopted an ordinance declaring public nuisances all places in the city where federal liquor licenses are held, excepting drugstores that have special city permits to handle liquor for medicinal purposes. Alderman Eagleton dissented, saying an effort to enforce the law would involve the city in costly litigation.

In 1964: Use of Lake of the Woods Park will increase 15 percent to 20 percent with construction of Interstate 74 from Champaign to Bloomington, said H.I. Gelvin, president of the Champaign County Forest Preserve District. Since the forest preserve board undertook development of the park in 1948, Gelvin said, it has grown from 270 acres to 441 acres.

In 1999: When the Danville Dans take the field for their home opener next week, about $325,000 in improvements will be on display, including rebuilt concrete walkways and box-seating areas, new benches, flooring and a press box.

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