Area history, July 28, 2014

Area history, July 28, 2014

Today is Monday, July 28, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago.

In 1914: Homer Park, the cool little resort which reigns the prime favorite for residents of Champaign and Vermilion counties, continues to be very active in the torrid weather. A number of young people of the Philo mission study class motored to the park Tuesday and enjoyed a delightful picnic. Two Allerton churches were there Friday and all those attending enjoyed skating, boating and bathing.

In 1964: Democrats chose their three candidates for the Fourth District Appellate Court judgeships during a nominating convention Monday. The Democratic nominees are James Craven of Springfield, Fred Reither of Beardstown and Harold Trapp of Lincoln. The Champaign County delegation, after having been released from its commitment to support Charles M. Webber, gave its votes to Craven, Reither and Trapp. Webber said he dropped out because his law partner, Richard L. Thies, is running for the state Senate and "I felt it would not be best for me to be a candidate at the same election."

In 1999: Tom Lamont, 52, a Springfield attorney, has been appointed to the Illinois Board of Higher Education by Gov. George Ryan. It's the first time a UI trustee has served on the board since 1995.

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