Area history, July 15, 2014

Area history, July 15, 2014

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

In 1914: Mrs. Lucy Stewart Brown of Homer has filed her papers as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for county superintendent of schools. She is one of the best known women in the state and has taught in the local high school for eight years. She also is well known among University of Illinois students who sought her aid in the instruction of mathematics. She has spent her entire life in Champaign County.

In 1964: A $272,112 goal for the United Fund of Champaign County was announced Wednesday. The new goal is a decrease of almost $5,000 from the goal set last year. But it also is almost $9,000 more than the $263,000 collected by the United Fund in 1963. Agency requests were trimmed by about $59,000. The largest allocation — $44,000 — will go to the American Red Cross.

In 1999: After almost 19 years as a circuit judge, George Miller said today that he intends to step down from the Champaign County bench in October. Miller, 71, was appointed to the bench in 1981 to fill the unexpired term of Judge Roger Little, who died in August 1980 of cancer.

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