Area history, June 27, 2014
Today is Friday, June 27, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago.
In 1914: The case of the people vs. Oliver P. Sullivan, charged with the murder of William Larry of Urbana, will come up for trial Monday before Judge William McNutt of Mattoon. Mr. Larry was found dead in a field on the southeast edge of Urbana on Oct. 12. There were two bullet holes in his head, and an old-fashioned revolver was found at his side. A Champaign merchant told police he had sold the gun to Sullivan a few days before.
In 1964: Construction workers and brick layers on the job fought a fire with garden hoses at the uncompleted Hessel Manor Apartments Friday. Both Champaign and Savoy fire departments arrived at the scene, but the Champaign department found the building was outside the city limits. Savoy was then called, but by the time it arrived, the fire had been struck.
In 1999: The Sesquicentennial Neighborhood Association of Champaign, which includes the area around Maple and Vine streets, honored retiring Champaign Police Chief Don Carter Saturday. Carter will leave the department on July 16.