Area history, Aug. 5, 2014
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: J.J. Michael, who Saturday was named Champaign's police chief, has urged the city council to increase the fine for bootleggers and keepers of disorderly houses from $25 to $150. "A number of the joints are being run by people who care nothing for a small fine and it is an utter farce to use the entire time of the police department in procuring evidence against these people and then have them fined the petty sum of $25," Michael wrote. He said there are 12 to 15 places in the city that are selling liquor in violation of the city's prohibition laws.
In 1964: Months of planning, preparation and hard work will come to a climax starting tomorrow in Thomasboro's centennial observation. Ed Mason of WCIA-TV's "Hop" show will host a teenage dance at 7 p.m. Friday at the Thomasboro Grade School.
In 1999: Alice M. Jacobs was introduced as Danville Area Community College's sixth president. Jacobs, 55, comes from Kaskaskia College in Centralia, where she had served as president for five years.