Area history, Aug. 27, 2014
Today is Wednesday, April 27, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: The fourth edition of Charles M. Samson's city directory of the Twin Cities estimates the Champaign-Urbana population at 26,678, a gain of 2,012 since the last directory was published in 1912.
In 1964: Champaign-Urbana Labor Day festivities will begin Monday with a parade at 10 a.m. at University Avenue and Fourth Street, moving to the Champaign County Fairgrounds. All activities are free. In the 11 years of local Labor Day celebrations, costs have averaged between $5,000 and $6,000.
In 1999: Urbana Plan Commission members have approved a change in the city's comprehensive plan designating approximately 100 acres around U.S. 45 and Interstate 74 for future commercial development. The area is viewed by city officials as one of Urbana's few and prime spots for new commercial development.