Area history, May 17, 2018

Area history, May 17, 2018

Today is Thursday, May 17, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, John Klein, a football and baseball player and president of the senior class at the University of Illinois, was named the best student-athlete at the university.

In 1968, following student voting, Parkland College selected the Cobras as its team name and green and gold as its school colors.

In 2003, the UI Alumni Association expressed concern that Gov. Rod Blagojevich made four appointments to the UI Board of Trustees without any input from their organization.

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