Area history, Sept. 13, 2017

Area history, Sept. 13, 2017

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1917, the Hegenbart grocery firm was in its new quarters on West Church Street, having moved from South Neil Street. The store was an up-to-date structure and presented a very neat appearance on the interior.

In 1967, several male students at Urbana High School were sent home and ordered to get haircuts. "We're not suspending people from school for long hair at this point," said Principal Ralph Davis. "We are trying to approach the problem on more of a counseling basis to see if we cant get an agreement people can live with." Guidelines for the length of boys' hair and girls skirts were set up at a student assembly the previous week.

In 2002, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved the UI's budget for the current fiscal year — but not a last-minute bid for salary increases for employees. At their meeting in Chicago, board Chairman Gerald Shea asked his colleagues to include a 3 percent raise for faculty and staff in that year's budget. UI President James Stukel and other administrators said the university didn't have the money for the raises. The board voted the proposal down, with only Shea voting in favor.

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