Area history, Aug. 30, 2014
Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: Earl Adams, better known as "Sly Jack," was arrested Sunday and charged with the burglary of the C.A. Moles house at 307 N. Third St., Champaign, while the Moles were gone on a vacation. Nearly every movable item of value had been taken from the house, including clothing, clocks, rugs, a bicycle, a flashlight and a child's savings bank containing about $7.
In 1964: The increasing cost of living and the cost of truck maintenance were cited Saturday by sanitary haulers for the higher hauling rates. It will cost homeowners at least $3 a month for twice a week pickup of one or two garbage cans, said R.E. Shaffer, president of the Champaign-Urbana Sanitary Haulers Association. He said the previous rate of $2.50 a month had not changed since 1960.
In 1999: $10 million in new equipment and job opportunities is coming to the General Cable plant in Monticello. Employment is up from 97 two years ago to 159 today. And two new lines of production — aluminum building wire and buried service wire — are being added.