Area history, Sept. 2, 2014

Area history, Sept. 2, 2014

In 1914: Champaign City Council members were notified Tuesday that unless an adequate system is instituted to replace the current jumble of street addresses, the city may lose its free mail delivery service. Champaign Postmaster Charles J. Mullikin said he would be glad to help devise a street-numbering system.

In 1964: Champaign City Council member Kenneth Stratton Tuesday bemoaned the slow pace of integration. "We as a council cannot hope that by some miracle the problems will go away or that someone else will ease the tension and allow us to escape our responsibility," he said.

In 1999: Students at Pleasant Acres Elementary School in Rantoul were to report for class today, three days after being sent home over concerns about asbestos in the building. Air samples taken at the building Tuesday showed no asbestos present.

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