Area history, July 10, 2014
In 1914: The lungmotor kept at the Champaign fire station probably saved the life of Henry Beck yesterday. Beck was among a crew of laborers laying a gas main on Neil Street south of University Avenue. During the work, he was overcome by gas fumes. Firemen quickly carried him into the station house and put the lungmotor into use. Within a few minutes, he was fully revived.
In 1964: Congressman William Springer and U.S. Sen. Paul Douglas will attend the dedication of the new Country Fair Postal Station next Monday. The new office, which opened April 16, offers the same services as the downtown Champaign post office.
In 1999: The proposed new Champaign County Courthouse will cost more to build — $8 million to $10 million more — than originally thought. New cost estimates are contained in a court master plan released by county officials. The cheapest of three options comes in at $27.7 million. The other options are pegged at $28.4 million and $29.8 million. The last cost estimate, about three years old, was $19.6 million.