Area history, July 29, 2014
Today is Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago.
In 1914: Franklin H. Boggs of Urbana has been elected to the 6th Judicial Circuit bench to fill the vacancy left by the death of Judge Solon Philbrick. He defeated Democrat Delbert Enoch of Champaign by 2,165 votes in the six counties (Champaign, Moultrie, Macon, Piatt, Douglas and DeWitt). The Progressives were disappointed over the showing of their candidate, Judge Hawbaker of Monticello.
In 1964: Ground is to be broken next spring for construction of two luxurious, privately owned high-rise dormitories at the University of Illinois. The 11-story, $4 million Lowell Hall, to be built at Third and Chalmers streets, will be joined by an eight- to 10-story dorm on the south side of Chalmers, between Fourth and Fifth. The owners of the dormitory will be Dr. and Mrs. Henry Suckle of Madison, Wis.
In 1999: John Feeney of Monticello High School got to attach a pin on the lapel of President Bill Clinton on Wednesday, making him a member of the 1999 class of Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. Clinton was a member of Boys Nation in his youth.