Area history, June 14, 2014
Today is Saturday, June 14, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: 50 people in Champaign who for years have eaten at the home of Mrs. C.F. Gehrig no longer have a place to eat. Mrs. Gehrig has conducted a boarding house at 202 Park Avenue that also served meals to homeless bachelors and others. But she decided that she deserved a rest and will remodel her large dining room into a suite of rooms.
In 1964: A new "insurance program" for blood donors was unveiled by the Carle Foundation Blood Bank. Under the plan, a donor who gives one pint of blood is guaranteed an adequate supply of blood at no charge if it is needed in the future.
In 1999: A fire extensively damaged a home and its contents in Mahomet Sunday. The blaze at the home of Jonathan and Sheila Jaruseski caused an estimated $50,000 in structural damage and $40,000 to $50,000 in damage to contents.