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.