Area history, June 11, 2014
Today is Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: Following are a few of the important clauses of the Motor Vehicle Law of Illinois: Every car shall have proper brakes and a horn or other warning device, three lamps with two throwing light at least 200 feet in front; when turning a corner, the auto should not exceed 6 mph; in residential sections of towns, the speed limit is 10 mph, in no place in town or village more than 20 mph, and no place of town, village or country is the limit more than 25 mph. When passing another car, pass on the left.
In 1964: Associate Judge Frederick S. Green won the backing of the Champaign County Republican Party in the 6th Judicial Circuit over attorney Darius Phebus. Attorney Wallace M. Mulliken is the favorite for one of three nominations for the Fourth District Appellate Court.
In 1999: Hoopeston Police Sgt. Danny Danner acted in "appropriate self-defense" when he shot a Hoopeston man last month, Vermilion County State's Attorney Larry Mills said Friday. No charges will be filed against Danner in the shooting of Anthony W. Mills, who remains in a coma and in critical condition at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.