Area history, July 27, 2014
Today is Sunday, July 27, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: Franklin H. Boggs of Urbana , Republican candidate for circuit court in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, appears a universal favorite in tomorrow's election, at which time a successor to the late Judge Solon Philbrick will be chosen. The other candidates are: Delbert R. Enochs of Champaign, Democrat; Elim J. Hawbaker of Monticello, Progressive; Adolph Gomer of Decatur, Socialist. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In 1964: Attendance at the 1964 Champaign County Fair already is 1,500 ahead of last year's pace when an all-time record was established. The exposition was launched Sunday with 8,113 on hand, the largest opening-day attendance in the fair's 112-year history.
In 1999: Students at Barkstall ElementarySchool in Champaign were back at school Monday, the first day for the new school under a year-round plan. The school will be in attendance for 180 days, the same as the traditional calendar.