Area history, Nov. 14, 2017

Area history, Nov. 14, 2017

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1917, four airplanes were to be sent out from Chanute Field in Rantoul on a flight of interest to the YMCA war relief campaign. They were to fly over Champaign, Urbana, Kankakee and Danville, distributing campaign literature there and en route. Also, reports had been received that the field would be shut down as a flying school around the middle of December. This would only be for the winter months. The post would be maintained for aircraft mechanics.

In 1967, the Champaign County Board of Supervisors was told that the Andersons grain-elevator firm was preparing to build a $6 million grain-elevator complex northwest of Champaign along U.S. 150.

In 2002, anti-Chief Illiniwek demonstrators disrupted a University of Illinois Board of Trustees meeting, chanting "No excuse, no delay, ban the Chief today" during the public-comment section. After a few minutes, trustees and administrators left their seats, talked with each other, then cleared the room and began an executive session at the Illini Union. The Progressive Resource/Action Cooperative led the protest.

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