Area history, Jan. 12, 2019

Area history, Jan. 12, 2019

Today is Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1919, the University of Illinois Union announced plans for its first dance since the end of the Great War, to be held on the first floor of the YMCA.

In 1969, bids were received for the construction of a 10-1/2 mile stretch of the Champaign to Decatur freeway, recently christened Interstate 72.

In 2004, the owners of the El Toro restaurant at 1104 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana, announced they were opening a second El Toro at 1805 S. Neil St., Champaign, where The Choice restaurant and bar was located.

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