Today is Monday, April 7, 2014. News reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: An ordinance providing an increase in the salary of the Urbana police chief from $65 to $80 a month generated some controversy at Monday's city council meeting. Mayor Browder explained that businessmen had been paying the chief $15 extra a month to make his salary $80 and that it was time for the city to relieve them of that expense. The issue was deferred to the next meeting.
In 1964: Baskin's, a men's and women's retail clothing company, will open a store at Urbana's Lincoln Square shopping center this fall. The store will be the second-largest in the mall, behind only the large Carson Pirie Scott & Co. store.
In 1999: Veteran Champaign County Judge John DeLaMar, 53, has been appointed to an Illinois Supreme Court panel to review the death penalty process in Illinois.