Area history, Aug. 11, 2014
In 1914, the Champaign Velvets again are announced as victors in the Illinois-Missouri pennant race which was scheduled to close yesterday. Yesterday's game would have decided the contest between Champaign and Ottawa for top honors, but the long-needed rain stopped the boys from performing. Meanwhile, the directors of the local club will meet next week to decide whether there will be baseball in Champaign next year. The team has not had the required support from fans.
In 1964, the Champaign school board voted to turn over the old Percival School building to the Champaign County Board of Trustees since the building is no longer needed. The building stands on land leased from the University of Illinois, which university officials probably will use for Assembly Hall parking space. The fate of the Col. Wolfe School, which was closed in June because of insufficient enrollment, also as discussed, but no action was taken.
In 1999, a Champaign County board committee has refused to recommend approval of a contract to temporarily move the county's traffic court to Lincoln Square. The county must relocate the traffic court from its current site on Bennett Avenue in downtown by Oct. 15 by order of the judges of the 6th Judicial Circuit.