Area history, Jan. 21, 2019

Area history, Jan. 21, 2019

Today is Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1919, C. H. Clark was named the new manager of the Rialto Theater in Champaign. Clark was recently discharged from the Army. He succeeded C. A. Takacs, who was opening a theater in Chicago.

In 1969, Urbana Mayor Donald Skadden recommended a study be conducted to determine whether more blacks should be hired for Urbana's police and fire departments, which, at that time, had only one black between them.

In 2004, the issue of whether to allow a Wal-Mart Supercenter to locate in eastern Urbana was proving to be a divisive one. During a nearly four-hour public hearing Tuesday night on whether to approve a preliminary plat for the proposed Wal-Mart site, a hearing that attracted more than 60 residents, Mayor Tod Satterthwaite's sister, Tracy, and father, Cameron, were among the residents who urged the council to reject Wal-Mart.

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