Area history, July 2, 2014

Area history, July 2, 2014

Today is Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: Because of an inability to meet the players' payroll, the directors of the Kankakee baseball team voted last night to surrender their franchise with the Illinois-Missouri League. The move leaves the league with five teams. An effort will be made to find a sixth team to take Kankakee's place. The Champaign club is said to be in reasonably fair shape and its directors have decided to retain the franchise and continue the chase for the pennant.

In 1964: Mitchell's Eisner Agency store in Tolono is open in its new location, in the former Riegel International Harvester building. The new store will more than double the size of the old location.

In 1999: Two Rantoul developers, Gene and Joe Warner, hope to convert 165 acres of farmland west of Rantoul into an upscale subdivision. The development would be on the east side of Murray Road, about four blocks south of U.S. 136.

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