Area history, June 24, 2014
Today is Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: The Champaign City Council has passed a paving ordinance to put in a brick pavement on Healey Street from Neil Street to Prospect Avenue at a cost of $30,423. The council also approved construction of a concrete pavement on Union Street between Elm and New streets and concrete pavement on New Street from Church Street to Springfield Avenue with brick between the rails of the streetcar tracks. This improvement is estimated to cost $21,800.
In 1964: Comments made last month by a famous University of Illinois graduate at the San Diego State College commencement ceremonies have created a ruckus. Charles Luckman, a 1931 UI graduate who went on to become president of Lever Brothers Soap Co., said that certain people should not be able to speak on college campuses. "My unalterable conviction, therefore, is that no communist leader who willfully violates oaths and laws should be permitted or sponsored on any campus. They must not be permitted to flout morality and repudiate legal restraints as they proclaim their plan to bury us and to rule the world." Luckman is chairman of the board of the California State Colleges.
In 1999: The Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District is considering increasing its sewer connect permit fee from $150 to $450, effective Jan. 1.