Area history, June 21, 2014
Today is Saturday, June 21, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: Papers of incorporation are being prepared in Springfield for the Clifford for Treasurer campaign, meaning that Champaign Democrat W.C. "Cass" Clifford will seek the Democratic nomination for state treasurer in the Sept. 9 primary election. Mr. Clifford is a native of Champaign, the only son of Edward Clifford, a highly esteemed pioneer resident of the city. He was a student in the University of Illinois, and for some years previous to being appointed assistant state treasurer was connected with the First National Bank.
In 1964: Delegates to the state Democratic convention Saturday nominated 118 candidates — including 69 incumbents and 49 new candidates — for the at-large Illinois House election. Among the nominees were Adlai Stevenson, 33-year-old lawyer and son of the former Illinois governor; John E. Cassidy Jr., Peoria attorney and son of a former attorney general; and Joe T. Connelly of Charleston, a faculty member at Eastern Illinois University.
In 1999: Set to be moved to an idyllic setting on West Main Street in Urbana, the historic Jaques house was reduced to rubble, three hours after a crack developed in its east wall. The 1857-vintage house was to be moved from Elm Street to a new spot a few blocks away at 709 W. Main St.