Area history, June 30, 2014

Area history, June 30, 2014

Today is Monday, June 30, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago.

In 1914: Delbert R. Enochs of Champaign won the Democratic nomination for circuit judge in the six-county district, defeating James L. Hicks of Monticello by 217 votes. Enochs won Champaign, Douglas and Moultrie counties, while Hicks won Macon, DeWitt and Piatt counties.

In 1964: Sen. Everett Dirksen, R-Pekin, came close to announcing publicly that he is for Sen. Barry Goldwater for president. Dirksen has been regarded as pro-Goldwater but as chairman of the Illinois delegation has studiously avoided making a commitment. On Monday he said, "There is more than a passing possibility that I will vote with a majority of the delegates."

In 1999: University of Illinois President James Stukel has appointed a committee to examine the possibility of a potential merger or affiliation with the private John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

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