Today is Friday, June 13, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: Members of the Champaign City Council yesterday took a tour of ill-kept buildings in the city. Many deplorable and unsanitary conditions were found, including places where garbage and sewage was not disposed of properly, where cisterns were covered only with loose boards and where there were serious fire hazards.
In 1964: Tim V. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson, 1201 E. Delaware St., U, has been appointed to the United States Military Academy by U.S. Rep. William Springer. Johnson is a 1964 graduate of Urbana High School, where he made all A's in every course but one in a three-year program. He was a member of the scholastic honorary, the student council and lettered in football.
In 1999: Illinova Corp., parent company of Illinois Power Co. and Houston-based energy marketer Dynegy Inc. today announced a $2 billion merger. The new company will be based in Houston. Illinois Power will keep its Decatur headquarters.