Area history, Aug. 19, 2014
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: No action was taken on bids for three pavement projects in Urbana because one was far higher than the estimate and two others have to be taken to a meeting of property owners. Foley Construction's $32,308 bid on North Market Street was rejected because it was $3,600 above the estimate. John W. Stipes' bids on work on North Goodwin Avenue and North Orchard Street were slightly above the estimates. Stipes would not agree to complete pavement this fall because of the scarcity of bricks, which he says accounts for the high bids.
In 1964: The Champaign City Council passed a resolution authorizing paving Mattis Avenue from Springfield Avenue to the Illinois Central tracks south of the Humko plant.
In 1999: A new group of 11 court-appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children was sworn in Wednesday by Champaign County Associate Judge Ann Einhorn.