Area history, July 14, 2014
Today is Monday, July 14, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: Carl Person, editor of the Illinois Central Strike Bulletin, who is charged with the murder of Tony Musser, was granted a change of venue to Logan County by Judge W.C. Cochran of DeWitt County. The case will be taken up in Logan County in September.
In 1964: Walden Book Co. of Stanford, Conn., will locate a bookstore in Urbana's Lincoln Square Shopping Center. Walden Book Co. has more than 100 stores in the United States. The store is scheduled to open on Sept. 17, the official opening date of the shopping mall.
In 1999: The attorney representing admitted bank robber Christopher Lee Hutcherson of Champaign asked Tuesday that his sentencing be continued so he could track down witnesses to help refute the government's claim that Hutcherson was responsible for a second bank robbery in Champaign. Hutcherson has pleaded guilty to robbing the Philo Exchange Bank last October, armed with a paintball gun.