Area history, Aug. 3, 2014
In 1914, Deputy Sheriff Gus Evans and George DeRolff went to Gifford today to search for an insane man who allegedly stole a horse and buggy at Farmer City Saturday night.
In 1964, construction of a new $42,000 dry cleaning plant for Fallon's Master Cleaners at 207 E. Illinois St., U. is expected to be completed in September, according to Thomas J. Fallon. The present location at 401 S. Broadway, U, was sold in January to William G. and Arthur J. Skelton, owners and operators of Skelton's Pharmacy.
In 1999, Rantoul officials hope that cheap electric rates and free or low-cost land will lure the state to pick Rantoul as the site for a new women's prison or juvenile prison. Rantoul is one of 27 communities vying for either an $80 million women's prison or a $34 million juvenile facility.